The program offers two options - Tuition Benefit or Professional Development Benefit, described below.
Beginning July, 2021: A maximum of $5,250 is available for use between the two benefits per calendar year.
The Tuition Benefit is 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). Tuition is calculated using in-state tuition rates (where applicable), regardless of your residency status, and is based on the current tuition rate at the time of your request.
Up to the full $5,250 may be used for tuition toward a degree seeking program.
Professional Development Benefit
The Professional Development Benefit is available for use on job or career-growth related offerings relevant to your current job. The offerings must be provided or sponsored by a recognized provider of professional development experiences.
Up to $2,000 may be used for professional development, including classes, certification training, and conferences. This leaves $3,250 to be used toward the Tuition Benefit if you also choose to pursue a degree or certificate program.
Departments may choose to offer additional educational benefits through departmental funding. With approval, you would submit the School/Unit/Department funding request and provide both the PTAO of the School/Unit/Department and your supervisor's computing ID.
Requests can only be approved within a quarter of the start date (ex: January requests can cover course start dates from Oct of the previous year to April of the current year).
- Itemized invoice and proof of payment required
- Proof of passing grade required within 30 days of completion
- Proof of certificate required within 30 days of completion
- Proof of attendance required within 30 days of completion
- Proof of completion required within 30 days of completion
- Written statement explaining job relation required