Tuition Assistance Programs

The College has several initiatives that will help qualified individuals achieve their dream of a college education. Whether you want to learn a new skill, start a new career or excel in your current career, you will find that at the College, anything is possible. To help you get started on your path to possibilities, the College offers several tuition assistance opportunities:


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Take four courses and enroll in a fifth course for free. Students who enroll in four courses (minimum 12 credits) each semester may be eligible for a scholarship that will fund an additional three-credit course.

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First Class

The First Class Program allows you to take your first college credit course ever—for free!

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My Degree Now

Have you always dreamed of finishing your college degree, but lacked the financial resources? Do it now with a scholarship covering tuition and fees.

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Opportunity Now

The College's Opportunity Now program provides Philadelphia residents who have been laid off from a full-time, nonseasonal position—either permanently or indefinitely—with a tuition-free opportunity to make a new career start.

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Returning to Learning

If you are a City of Philadelphia employee, here is your opportunity to accomplish your academic goals—for less.

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Wanamaker Scholars Program

The Wanamaker Scholars program offers scholarships to underemployed or unemployed Philadelphia residents who are trying to gain employment.

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