March 4, 2024

York College of PA, Commonwealth of PA Partner to Offer Tuition Discount to Commonwealth Employees


York College of Pennsylvania and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania have partnered to offer employees within approved Commonwealth agencies a tuition discount of up to 15 percent for the College’s graduate and professional programs.

“Partnerships like this exemplify York College’s commitment to meeting the needs of our local community and region,” said York College President Thomas Burns. “It’s a win-win situation as both parties work to impact the Commonwealth positively.”

“This tuition discount puts exceptional education and professional development opportunities within reach for more of our workforce. It will allow them to grow in their careers, further excel in their public service, and provide a brighter financial future to their families,” said Pennsylvania Office of Administration Secretary Neil Weaver. “This collaboration with York College of Pennsylvania adds to the robust education benefits available to Commonwealth workers.”

York College offers a variety of graduate degree and professional certificate programs designed for working professionals and taught by faculty who are experts in their field. Programs are offered in online formats that allow students to engage in ways that fit easily in their busy personal and professional lives. The agreement will apply to graduate and professional programs in public policy, business administration, accounting, nursing, education, and more.

More than 70,000 Commonwealth employees can choose from 30+ fully online graduate and professional degrees and certificates, according to Dr. Josh DeSantis, Assistant Provost for Graduate and Professional Programs at York College.

“Our programs are very well-aligned to the learning needs of commonwealth employees,” he said. “Whether seeking to develop policy-making expertise, leadership skills, or level up their career, we have a program that can help commonwealth employees reach their goals.”