Education Benefits

UVA Education Benefits Program

The education benefits described on this page are for Academic Division employees. Medical Center Education Benefits are separate.

UVA encourages employees to continue their education. The University’s Cornerstone Plan guides us to “invest in employees to foster a culture of excellence and achievement." The Education Benefit Program puts that belief into practice to help you reach your educational and professional goals. You can earn a degree or certificate, take continuing education courses, attend a conference related to your work, or pursue other avenues of education that support your goals. The Education Benefit enables you to do these things by providing financial support.

    Academic Division Employees

    The program offers two options - Tuition Benefit or Professional Development Benefit, described below. A maximum of $4,360 is available for use between the two benefits per calendar year.

    • Tuition Benefit

      Applied to for-credit coursework toward a degree or academic certificate program.

      Coursework must be completed at an accredited educational provider (see Forms section below for list of accredited schools).

      Up to the full $4,360 may be used for tuition.

    • Professional Development Benefit

      Available for use on job or career-growth related offerings relevant to your current job.

      Offerings must be provided or sponsored by a recognized provider of professional development experiences.

      Up to $2,000 may be used for professional development. This leaves $2,360 to be used toward the Tuition Benefit if you also choose to pursue a degree or certificate program.


    Here is helpful information for employees interested in using education benefits.