PA College of Health Sciences

Health Systems Partnerships

PA College is proud to partner with local health systems for the benefit of our students and their employees. In turn, our community as a whole benefits with top-notch health care.

Penn Medicine

University of Pennsylvania Health System (UPHS) employees are offered tuition benefits through Penn Medicine and PA College. Click here to see the chart below and learn more about tuition benefits. Or visit the Penn Medicine Intranet to learn more.

University of Pennsylvania Health System (UPHS) employees are offered tuition benefits through Penn Medicine and PA College. Click here to see the chart below and learn more about tuition benefits. Or visit the Penn Medicine Intranet to learn more.

As a University of Pennsylvania Health System (UPHS) employee, PA College extends a 10% discount on PA College tuition only to any UPHS employee, spouse or dependent of that employee, who has been with the health system in a full-time or part-time role for six months or more.  The discount does not apply to those that are working on a per diem basis.

In addition, UPHS provides a very generous tuition benefit to full-time and part-time employees that have been with the health system for more than six months.  The benefit is extended to the following entities with the tuition benefit rates as described below.

For additional information on tuition benefits (including employment commitment, grade requirements, and tax implications) offered by UPHS, please visit the Penn Medicine Intranet.  It is imperative that UPHS employees review the Tuition Assistance Policy that can be found on the Penn Medicine Intranet. If you still have questions, you can reach out to your Human Resources Department.

For students interested in attending PA College, please reach out to Julie Wolf or Kate Lowry for more information on programming, application or questions you may have.

Employee Status Annual Maximum for Formal Degree - Tuition and FeesAnnual Maximum for Non-Formal* Degree - Tuition and Fees
Full-Time$8,000 $5,250
Part-Time$4,000 $2,625

The above benefits apply to the following UPHS entities:

  • Clinical Care Associates (CCA)
  • Clinical Practices of the University of Pennsylvania (CPUP)
  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP)
  • Penn Medicine Princeton Hospital (PMPH)
  • Penn Presbyterian Medical Center (PMMC)
  • Pennsylvania Hospital (PAH)
  • Penn Medicine at Home (PMAH)

Chester County Hospital (CCH) operates with the following benefits:

  • $6,000 – Full-time employees annual maximum for formal degrees
  • $3,000 – Part-time employees annual maximum for formal degrees
  • $2,635 – Full-time employees annual maximum for non-formal degrees
  • $1,317 – Part-time employees annual maximum for non-formal degrees

Lancaster General Health (LGH) employees should contact Julie Wolf with benefit questions.  

*Non-formal degrees include certificates, open studies, or pre-requisites to a degree program.

Wellspan Health

PA College offers WellSpan employees a scholarship that equates to 10% off the normal tuition rate established by the College each academic year if the learner signs up for the Forgivable Loan Program through WellSpan.

PA College offers WellSpan employees a scholarship that equates to 10% off the normal tuition rate established by the College each academic year if the learner signs up for the Forgivable Loan Program through WellSpan.

As a WellSpan employee, PA College extends a scholarship that equates to 10% off the normal tuition rate to any WellSpan employee who signs up for the Forgivable Loan Program at least 30 days prior to the start of their first class. The scholarship does not apply to anyone who is currently working on a per diem basis for the health system and the scholarship can only be applied to future semesters and is not retroactive.

Each WellSpan employee must complete the Tuition Deferment Form on the PA College website under “How do I complete tuition deferment” accordion, as well as the Forgivable Loan Application on the WellSpan Portal prior to the start of the semester that it applies.

WellSpan offers their employees a number of additional educational assistance programs. Please check the WellSpan Portal for a complete listing of your Tuition Benefits.

If you are interested in someone from the College reaching out about programs, please contact Julie Wolf to learn more.

Tower Health

PA College is excited to partner with Tower Health, a regional integrated healthcare provider/payer system.

PA College is excited to partner with Tower Health, a regional integrated healthcare provider/payer system.

Tower Health consists of acute care hospitals providing a full range of medical care with locations in Reading, Coatesville, Jennersville, Phoenixville, Pottstown and Philadelphia.  Tower Health is actively involved in recruiting events on campus, offering many opportunities for current students via clinicals and graduating students with career options.

If you are a Tower Health employee and interested in PA College, please contact Julie Wolf to learn more about the programs that might apply to you.  Please contact Tower Health for health system tuition benefit details and process.

UPMC

PA College is excited to partner with UPMC, a Pittsburgh based healthcare provider and insurer with multiple locations in the Central PA region.

PA College is excited to partner with UPMC, a Pittsburgh based healthcare provider and insurer with multiple locations in the Central PA region.

If you are a UPMC employee and interested in PA College, please contact Julie Wolf to learn more about the programs that might apply to you.  Please contact UPMC for health system tuition benefit details and process.

Become a PA College Partner

We’re always looking for new partners, innovative ideas and unique opportunities. If you are an organization and interested in offering your employees special tuition rates or another institution interested in creating a more formal agreement or a local business that has something to offer our College Community, please fill out our contact form and a PA College Strategic Partnership team member will be in touch.

Contact Us