Educational Discounts for KPPS Staff

Savings Opportunities for Educators

KIPP Partnerships Offer Exclusive Discounts to Teachers and Leaders

For the 24-25 SY, KIPP is working with a number of organizations who have agreed to provide discounts to our teachers and leaders (and in some cases, staff family members). See the information below for the current status and options.

Cheyney University

  • Any educator can take advantage of a 10% discount offered by Cheyney University at any time. They do not require a formal partnership agreement.
  •  Once accepted there is a discount form that is filled out and the student returns that form to the student accounts office and the administrator of the school of graduate studies.

Drexel Online

  • KPPS Employees AND family members  have access to over 140+ online Bachelor’s, Masters, and Certificate programs.
  • Discounts go up to 52%! Information can be found here.
  • Come back in the Spring for an application link!

Eastern University

Eastern will offer tuition assistance grants at the stated amounts to eligible KPPS employees and spouses, or their significant others to enroll in the following programs:

  • Master’s degree programs and Certifications with 15 credits or more – 20% 
  • Master’s degree programs and Certifications with less than 15 credits – 10%

The following Eastern programs are not included in this Agreement:

  • Ph.D. and Doctorate programs
  • Esperanza College
  • LifeFlex Programs
  • Palmer Seminary Programs

Eastern will waive the application fee and registration deposit for KPPS employees, spouses, or significant others under this Agreement. Prospective students should submit an Eastern Application for Admission to apply.

Peirce College

  • Philadelphia’s oldest non-profit college dedicated to adult learners – offers KPPS  employees and their families significant benefits, including:
    •  20% tuition discount for undergraduate and certificates programs
    •  19% tuition discount for master’s programs
    •  Waived application fee
    • Career-related master’s, bachelor’s, and associate degree programs
    • Flexibility of Peirce Fit™ across entire curriculum
    • Online and on campus tutoring and student support services
  • ** Please note that Peirce does not offer teacher certification programs, however, this could be a great discount for family members and any staff that is looking for an undergraduate degree or a discount on a master’ss.
  • Come back in the Spring for link to the KPPS/Peirce Welcome Page!!

St. Joseph’s University Educator Discount Program

  • Saint Joseph’s University is thrilled to offer teachers, administrators and staff of KIPP Philadelphia Public Schools a 20% tuition discount and application fee waiver on all education master’s degree and graduate certificate programs. Learn more about the Educator Discount & available programs here.
  • *This discount is only available to new students beginning Summer 2024 or later and cannot be combined with any other discounts. Students must also maintain a 3.0 GPA.

Widener University

  • KIPP employees receive a 20% tuition discount on Widener University’s continuing studies and graduate programs – including certificate programs.
  • More information can be found here.

Additional partnerships to be added soon!