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Five Rewards of Working at Penn

March 27, 2012, Volume 58, No. 27

From tuition assistance and wellness programs to retirement planning and career development resources, there are countless ways to thrive at Penn—both personally and professionally. Just take advantage of one of the many benefits that often make the University stand out as a top employer.

Tuition assistance. You (and your family) can get a college education at a discount. Our tuition benefit for employees covers 100 percent of the tuition, general and technology fees at Penn for up to two course units per term. Penn also helps subsidize the cost of undergraduate tuition for spouses/domestic partners (at Penn) and children (at Penn or other approved schools). Since 2003, about 8,000 faculty and staff have used the benefit for themselves or their families.

Health coverage. You can choose from a variety of medical, prescription, dental and vision benefits that provide you and your family with quality, cost-effective care. Penn pays a substantial portion of the premium costs for medical, prescription, and dental benefits.

Financial planning resources. Our retirement plans can help you prepare for financial security. You also have access to a breadth of resources to help you maintain a bright financial future—like free retirement counseling, online support from TIAA-CREF and Vanguard, and certified financial planners if you’re age 55 or older.

Family-friendly benefits. You can take advantage of a wealth of worklife balance programs to meet your everyday needs. Benefits include backup care, adoption assistance, snow day child care, nursing mother resources, and flexible work options.

Career support. Penn offers a wide array of tools to help fuel your career. Get free and confidential career planning advice from our career coaching service. Or register for one of our many professional development workshops to polish your professional edge.

Almanac - March 27, 2012, Volume 58, No. 27