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 professionals.

This program has important deadlines quickly approaching for applications:

  • For coursework beginning on or before June 30, 2019, applications must be submitted using the current process by 4 PM EST on Friday, June 21, 2019.
  • For coursework beginning on or after July 1, 2019, applications will be submitted in the new PD Registry ( application system. More information and tipsheets on this new process will be available soon.

To learn more, visit the Rising STARS Tuition Assistance page.

Questions? Call 1-800-284-6031 or email