Tuition Assistance Program gives employees the option to undertake courses that
maintain or improve current career skills at approved educational institutions.
college level. Programs offered by University
ABC, Community College ABC and approved and accredited distance-learning
schools are appropriate training sources.
year of regular full-time service or years of part-time service, employees are
eligible to apply for tuition assistance reimbursement for up to credit hours (or equivalent) per semester and credit hours per year.
enrolled in an approved degree program may receive Tuition Assistance for
courses that help them fulfill their degree requirements even if these courses
are not directly job-related.
employee must obtain a Tuition Assistance Form from Human Resources. The
employee then acquires approval from the supervisor, department head and Human
Resources prior to the beginning of the course. Requests for exceptions should
be directed to Human Resources at the earliest possible date.
ABC will reimburse a percentage of tuition expenses at a fixed rate per credit
hour or equivalent upon receipt of an official grade transcript and tuition
receipt. Expenses for fees, books, and other costs are not covered under the
terms and conditions of this policy.
are processed on a first-come, first-served basis. Applications may be denied
due to lack of funds. In these cases, applications will be approved if and when
funding becomes available.
funds are not involved unless central funds are exhausted and a department
chooses to support the employee's participation in the Tuition Assistance
Program by using its own funds. In such cases, reimbursement must follow the
guidelines outlined in this policy.
Away From Work
employee taking courses under this program will be given time away from work
only when courses are not available during evenings, weekends, or times other
than scheduled working hours.
is no requirement to make up time spent in class or in travel to and from the
class if classes occur during regular working hours. Employees who attend
courses occurring at times outside regular working hours do not receive
compensatory time off.