The Department of Human Resources

Tuition Waiver Benefit for "eligible" SCUPA employees

"Eligible" employee shall be defined as any permanent full-time employee in an active pay status.


Employee - Print form

"Eligible" SCUPA employees are entitled to total waiver of tuition for undergraduate credits (not to exceed 128) or graduate credits (not to exceed 60) or any combination of undergraduate or graduate credits (not to exceed 60) at any PASSHE University on a "space-available" basis (NO INDEPENDENT STUDY/INDIVIDUALIZED INSTRUCTION COURSES).  The total number of undergraduate and/or graduate credits that may be taken shall be limited to 6 credits per semester and must be taken during non-working hours (Alternate work schedules are a possibility with Supervisory, Human Resources and Union approval). Employees are responsible for their portion of the distance education incentive given to a faculty member/instructor of their class.


Children - Print form

Children of "Eligible" SCUPA employees are entitled to total waiver of tuition at the University where the employee is employed on a space-available basis (NO INDEPENDENT STUDY/INDIVIDUALIZED INSTRUCTION COURSES) until the children reach the age of 25 or obtain their first undergraduate degree, whichever comes first. Employee must provide proof of age for the child if applying for a waiver for this child for the first time. Acceptable proof of age documents would be a copy of either a Birth Certificate or Baptismal Certificate. If neither document is available, please contact Human Resources for other acceptable options.

Effective Spring 2013 for "newly admitted students”

Children of Eligible SCUPA employees are entitled to a 50% waiver of tuition for State System Universities other than the University where the employee is employed until the children reach the age of 25 or obtain their first undergraduate degree, whichever comes first. Employee must provide proof of age documents as stated above if applying for a waiver for this child for the first time.

  • This waiver of tuition shall continue to the limits stated above in the event the "Eligible" employee, after fifteen (15) or more years of service, exclusively within the PA State System of Higher Education, becomes permanently disabled or dies.
  • This waiver of tuition shall also continue to the limits stated above for "Eligible" employees who retire at or above superannuation age AND have fifteen (15) or more years of service, exclusively within the PA State System of Higher Education.

Effective Spring 2013 for "newly admitted students”

Spousal/Same-Sex Domestic Partners - Print form

Spouses/Same-Sex Domestic Partners of "Eligible" SCUPA employees are entitled to total waiver of tuition at the University where the employee is employed on a space-available basis (NO INDEPENDENT STUDY/INDIVIDUALIZED INSTRUCTION COURSES) until the spouse obtains their first undergraduate degree.

Effective Spring 2013 for "newly admitted students”

Spouses/Same-Sex Domestic Partners of "Eligible" SCUPA employees are entitled to 50% waiver of tuition at any PASSHE University other than university employee is employed on a space-available basis (NO INDEPENDENT STUDY/INDIVIDUALIZED INSTRUCTION COURSES) until the spouse/same-sex domestic partner obtains their first undergraduate degree.