Tuition assistance benefits are administered by the Tuition Office in the Division of Human Resources*. The Tuition Office makes final administrative determinations if any questions arise concerning an individual’s employment relationship with the University and eligibility for tuition assistance under the program.  


Tuition Benefit for Dependent Children Attending Other Colleges and Universities (Direct Grants)

The Direct Grant Program for dependent children assists faculty and staff in meeting the cost of college tuition for their children who attend undergraduate programs at accredited colleges or universities other than the University of Pennsylvania. Note that trade and technical programs are not covered. The faculty/staff member is responsible for managing the tuition benefit for his/her dependents in accordance with the policies and procedures below.


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To ensure that essential, on-site employees can get to work with the peace of mind that knowing that their families are in good hands, we have explored many options to meet the geographical reach of the organization. 


Philadelphia Area

Bright Horizons at University City


Greater Phila YMCA


West Chester YMCA

  • Infant – age 12 programs
  • Drop in care
  • 610-431-9622


The Learning Experience

  • Infant to K programs
  • 610-692-5004

  • 20% discount on membership in Benefit Extra platform
  • Access to in-home babysitting/nanny services
  • Tutors, housekeepers, pet care, and more



  • 10% discount for enrollment in a facility


LG Health

Chesterbrook Academy

  • LG Health employees have priority placement
  • 717-561-2201


Princeton Health

Discovery Years

  • located on Penn Medicine Princeton Health campus
  • 609-235-5523



  • 10% discount for enrollment in a facility
  • Available through Voluntary Benefits platform. Company code PRINCETONHCS