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Education Paraprofessionals

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Clifford Perkins worked as a classroom paraprofessional. He earned a degree in elementary education from Point Park and today he's a science teacher.

Tuition Discount for Education Paraprofessionals

Point Park University is pleased to provide a 34 percent tuition discount to paraprofessionals earning their undergraduate education degree 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.

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.

Don't wait! The Point Park discount combined with the PA Keys grants offer an unprecedented opportunity. Take advantage of this funding while it lasts. 

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

Advantages of earning your education degree at Point Park:

  • Courses and entire degree programs offered evenings and Saturdays
  • Convenience and flexibility for working adults 
  • Programs are held at our Downtown Pittsburgh campus

To qualify for the Point Park education tuition discount:

  • Provide a verification letter from your employer that you are currently employed as a paraprofessional -- but not as a certified teacher -- in a school, early childhood education center or daycare. The letter should briefly explain your job duties. You must provide this documentation each semester. 
  • You must meet all admissions requirements.
  • You must pursue an education undergraduate degree on a part-time basis (fewer than 12 credits per semester).
  • You may not combine the discount with any other discount or scholarship offered by Point Park University. (You may, however, combine it with PA Keys Rising Star funding).

Take the first step and request information today!