Social & Intellectual well-Being

Affinity Groups

Penn State Health and Penn State College of Medicine address diversity and inclusion from a measurable, strategic perspective that includes, as a foundation, equal employment regulatory compliance.

Our commitment is communicated in the University’s diversity statement, which provides the foundation for our initiatives, as well as in our campus’ mission and vision statements on diversity, equity and inclusion.

A number of affinity groups on campus provide support for different aspects of diversity, including:

  • Disability Affinity Resource Network Group
  • Group on Women in Medicine and Science
  • Interfaith Affinity Resource Network Group
  • LGBTQ and Allies Affinity Resource Network Group
  • Military/Veterans Affinity Resource Network Group
  • Multicultural Affinity Resource Network Group
  • NextGen

For more information and resources, click here.

Tuition Benefits

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Tuition Reimbursement

Penn State Health wants to invest in you and your future, so we offer Tuition Reimbursement to our full-time employees for any college/university courses and qualifying certification programs. Reimbursements are 100% of base tuition up to the IRS maximum of $5,250 per calendar year.

For more information, review policy HR58.

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Penn State and Penn College of Technology Discount

Full-time employees of the Hershey Medical Center have access to a Penn State University or Penn College of Technology discount of 75% for themselves and their dependents.

For more information, review policy HR12 for employees and HR41 for dependents.

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How to Apply

To apply for tuition reimbursement or the Penn State and Penn College of Technology discount, log on to Your username is your Employee ID, and the default password is your date of birth in the following format: MMDDYYYY. How-to guides are available through mySolutions by searching TuitionManager.

Note: Applications must be submitted at least two weeks prior to the start of the course/semester.

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Public Service Loan Forgiveness

As a non-profit health system, Penn State Health employees may be eligible for the federal Public Service Loan Forgiveness program. If qualified, employees can pay-off their student loan debt in as little as ten years. For more information and or assistance, go to