Employee information session about education options set for April 2

Penn State Continuing Education, World Campus, Student Affairs and Undergraduate Admissions are hosting a free information session for employees eligible for University tuition reimbursement. Spouses of employees also may attend. The session will take place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 2, in 129 HUB–Robeson Center at University Park campus.

“This is a casual, informative open house where attendees can obtain answers to their education-related questions,” said Meg Abplanalp, admissions counselor in admission services for Continuing Education and World Campus. “University tuition reimbursement can help employees and their spouses complete a degree begun previously or get started on developing the credentials that can make them more marketable.”

Attending an employee information session was just what Rosalie Owens needed to get started on completing her associate degree. She had begun an associate degree in business administration years earlier at South Hills School of Business and Technology, but had to quit. “It was difficult to raise my kids, work and go to school,” said Owens, an administrative assistant in the Office of Student Legal Services since 2011. “The opportunity I have now has allowed me to work toward accomplishing this goal. I enrolled at Penn State because of an information session. It was very beneficial. I got all of the information I needed to return to school.” Owens is now enrolled in an associate degree in letters, arts and sciences through Penn State Continuing Education.

Penn State employees can stop by any time during the session to talk with representatives from the sponsoring University units about education programs, including professional certificates and associate, bachelor’s and master’s degree programs, and financial aid and scholarships.

Courses are offered during the evenings, on weekends and during the day, as well as online. In addition, participants can find out about registering for courses, transferring credits and earning credits for their prior college-level learning.

Employees who cannot attend the session may call the phone number listed below to make an appointment with an admissions counselor.

For information or to register to attend the April 2 employee information session, call Continuing Education and World Campus Admission Services at 814-863-5216 or visit http://ceup.psu.edu/psuemployees.

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Last Updated March 20, 2013