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Tuition Discount Offered for Education Paraprofessionals

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Point Park is now offering a 34 percent tuition discount to education paraprofessionals earning their undergraduate education degrees on a part-time basis. The discount takes effect beginning with the summer 2014 semester.

With the discount, education tuition and fees will be approximately $535 per credit.

A paraprofessional is anyone working in a classroom or daycare setting who is not the head teacher. Paraprofessional titles include:

  • Teacher's aide
  • Daycare provider
  • Noncertified daycare provider
  • Assistant teacher
  • Educational assistant

To qualify, applicants must provide verification letters from their employers stating that they are currently employed as paraprofessionals -- but not as certified teachers -- in a school, early childhood education center or daycare.

Additional assistance may be available through the PA Keys Rising Star Tuition Assistance Program. Paraprofessionals who qualify for this state program may receive up to $4,500 per year toward part-time education tuition

To learn more about the Point Park discount, visit the paraprofessionals education tuition discount page. 

For information about our programs, visit the education department page. 

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