UPMC tuition reimbursement program

  1. Hi everyone,

    Can anyone tell me whether UPMC's tuition reimbursement program has a minimum number of hours per week that you have to work to qualify?
    Could you work 25 hours a week for the two year contract, or is it full time only?

    I am hopefully going to one of the UPMC'S schools next fall ( taking science courses this year) and want to be prepared.

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  3. by   PghRN30
    It is full time. You have to accept a full time position with UPMC within 3 months of graduation, pass boards within a year. You then have to maintain the full time job for 2 years. If you don't you have to pay it back. I just pulled out my paperwork to verify the terms.
  4. by   jlpsu
    Thanks jguy! You have been so much help. I was afraid if that. Since I only want to work part time, I guess I won't be doing the tuition reimbursement then. Hopefully I won't be competing for jobs with people with whom they have the contracts and have to get placed! One of the reasons I want to go to a UPMC school is that since UPMC seems to own the 'burgh, for better or worse...it seemed like a good idea to be educated in their system.

    Thanks again!
  5. by   jlpsu
    Typing on an iPhone, so made some mistakes above wig autocorrect! Sorry!
  6. by   PghRN30
    Actually the tuition forgiveness is not a contract that they have to place us, so not doing it does not put you at a disadvantage in that respect, you just dont get them to pay for your second year is all
  7. by   ChristineN
    As someone who had the UPMC tuition reimbursement, I wanted to add, you could work "full time flex." Which means you get full-time benefits, are eligible to keep your tuition reimbursement, but can work anywhere from 20-40hrs a week. Might be something to look in to, I did "full time flex" when I was a tech in nursing school and it was great!
  8. by   ethelbsnrn
    Do they offer tuition remission for dependents of employees?
  9. by   ChristineN
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    Do they offer tuition remission for dependents of employees?
    I believe they do however their tuition reimbursement is crap. Even for full-time employees the most you can get is $3500/year, which hardly pays for books.