Reimbursement of Exam Fees, Library of Study Manuals

POLICY FOR REIMBURSEMENT OF ACTUARIAL FEES

The Wharton Department of Statistics and Data Science will reimburse Penn undergraduate students and MBA students for exam fees paid to the Society of Actuaries or the Casualty Actuarial Society. Doctoral students are not eligible for reimbursement.

Minority students (African-American, Hispanic-American or Native American) who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents and who have passed exams P and FM are requested to take advantage of the Society of Actuaries’ Diversity Exam Reimbursement Program (www.beanactuary.org) for the associated fees.

Exams Covered

  • The fee for Exam P/1 will be reimbursed to any Penn-affiliated student.
  • The fee for exam FM/2 will be reimbursed to students who have taken or who are enrolled in STAT/BEPP 451/851.
  • The fee for exams LTAM, IFM, and STAM will be reimbursed to students who have taken at least three actuarial courses. Actuarial courses are:
    • STAT/BEPP 451/851
    • STAT/BEPP 452/852
    • STAT/BEPP 453/853
  •  VEE credit expenses are not eligible for reimbursement.

Students can obtain a maximum of two reimbursements per exam. Only exams taken when the student is affiliated with Penn will be considered for reimbursement. No reimbursements will be provided for missed exams. Graduating students who take a May exam in the month in which they graduate may request reimbursement.

Minimum Exam Score
Only exams with a score of 3 or better are reimbursed. The actual exam score must be presented with the reimbursement request.

Reimbursement Process
Receipts indicating the amount paid and notification of the exam score need to be turned in to the Statistics and Data Science Department staff, 4th floor of the Academic Research Building, between 9 am and 5 pm on Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Fridays. Per Penn regulations, reimbursement requests must be made within four months of taking the exam. Students can only be reimbursed for any exam if they have returned the corresponding study manual.

Dr. Jean Lemaire must approve each reimbursement.

The sponsors of the reimbursement program include CIGNA and the Actuaries Club of Philadelphia.  Should funds allocated to this program be insufficient to refund 100% of exams fees, the Department reserves the right to limit refunds by means of a deductible or co-pay. The Department may even suspend the program, should funds not be available for a given exam session.

More information about CIGNA’s Actuarial Executive Development Program can be found here: http://www.cigna.com/careers/early-career-hiring/leadership-development/actuarial-executive/.

LIBRARY OF STUDY MANUALS

The Department maintains a small library of ACTEX study manuals for exams P, FM, LTAM, IFM, and STAM. Students can borrow these manuals from the Statistics and Data Science Department staff on the 4th floor of the Academic Research Building, between 9 am and 5 pm on Fridays. Manuals must be returned within six months. Manuals can be returned to the Statistics and Data Science Department staff on Fridays. Students can only be reimbursed for any exam if they have returned the corresponding study manual.

These programs are sponsored by Cigna, Mercer, HR, and Hewitt Associates.

Department of Statistics and Data Science

The Wharton School,
University of Pennsylvania
Academic Research Building
265 South 37th Street, 3rd & 4th Floors
Philadelphia, PA 19104-1686

Phone: (215) 898-8222
Fax: (215) 898-1280