The Office of Child Development and Early Learning (OCDEL)’s Rising STARS Tuition Assistance (RSTA) program (administered by The Pennsylvania Key) helps cover a portion of tuition costs for early childhood educators.

A change has been made for FY 2019-2020. The maximum benefit of this program has been increased to $8,000. Tuition costs net of other funding sources such as scholarships, stipends, discounts or grants (except the Pell Grant) are used to determine the amount of assistance. It is recommended completed applications be submitted at least four weeks prior to the start of the course, or prior to the tuition due date, whichever is first.

For eligibility requirements, the application process, and more, visit the Rising STARS Tuition Page of the PA Key website.