Community College Discounts Expanded

Aug 23, 2021

Four new members – Allegheny, Beaver, Butler and Penn Highlands community colleges – join the Cal U Educational Alliance.

Educational Alliance

California University of Pennsylvania is making a four-year college degree more affordable for graduates of Community College of Allegheny County, Community College of Beaver County, Butler County Community College, and Pennsylvania Highlands Community College, which has locations in Blair, Cambria, Huntingdon and Somerset counties.

All four schools have all joined the Cal U Educational Alliance. Membership means that graduates of CCAC, CCBC, BC3 and Penn Highlands who have earned a two-year Associate of Arts (A.A.) or Associate of Science (A.S.) degree will pay 20% less for tuition when they enroll at Cal U.

Westmoreland County Community College, along with UPMC and other corporate partners, also are Educational Alliance members.

Transfer-friendly atmosphere

Transfer students are welcome at Cal U. In fact, they make up about one-third of each year’s incoming class, said Dr. Tracey Sheetz, dean of admissions at Cal U.

“If community college graduates are ready to take the next step and finish a four-year degree, Cal U is a great option – and it’s even more affordable for graduates of Educational Alliance partners,” Sheetz said.

“Students can choose from more than 100 undergraduate programs and concentrations. We have a full range of on-campus courses, and more than a dozen bachelor’s degree programs that are delivered 100% online.

“No matter how students choose to study, our admissions team works with them to maximize their transfer credits and help ease their transition to Cal U.”

Eligible community college graduates who are considering Cal U may contact a transfer admissions counselor at to request a free transfer credit evaluation. More information about Cal U is available online at

About the Cal U Educational Alliance: In addition to community colleges, membership in the Cal U Educational Alliance is open to corporations, hospitals, nonprofit organizations and other entities seeking to “upskill” their workforce and provide educational benefits at a reduced cost to their employees. For more information, contact alliance coordinator Ben Brudnock at