Replaces policies “03-12 Employee Tuition Assistance/Reimbursement Programs” and “09-04 Tuition Assistance Program”.
To establish policy related for a tuition assistance program
Empire State College supports the efforts of individual employees to improve their job-related skills and knowledge, and to acquire the education necessary to enhance their skills or prepare for career-related promotional opportunities. The Employee Tuition Assistance/Reimbursement Program represents one element of the college’s investment in its workforce.
The following is information regarding several tuition assistance and tuition reimbursement programs available to college employees, including Research Foundation employees, to assist in the continuation of their education. Information on these programs can be obtained by contacting those offices noted with each of the program descriptions or the appropriate website listed. Information on available financial aid can be obtained by contacting the Student Financial Services office at the Coordinating Center.
SUNY Employee Tuition Programs
SUNY Employee Tuition Assistance ProgramAssistance through state appropriation is provided for part or all of the tuition at a state-operated campus (payment of fees is not covered through this program). A specified allocation is provided each fiscal year to the college for this program. The waiver is prorated based upon the amount of allocation available and the applications received per term. Application is made through submission of form B-140W, available from the office of the vice president for administration or on the human resources website.
SUNY Employee Tuition Reimbursement Program: A reimbursement of tuition paid by the employee to other than a state-operated campus (e.g., community colleges, private colleges and universities). Reimbursement is based upon the applicable SUNY undergraduate or graduate rate for New York state residents, up to a maximum of 4 credits per course. Funding is available from a limited central allocation established each fiscal year for this purpose. Application is made through submission of form B-140R, available from the office of the vice president for administration or on the human resources website.
Eligibility requirements for the SUNY Employee Tuition Assistance Program and the SUNY Employee Tuition Reimbursement Program listed above are:
There is a maximum allowance of three courses per year (up to 4 credits per course), one course per term, and a maximum of 12 credits per fiscal year, and this may be prorated based upon funding availability.
Professional Service Employees (UUP Represented)
Classified Service Employees (CSEA Represented)
Books and other fees may be eligible for separate reimbursement through the college’s professional and support staff development funds. The links to these applications are at http://www.esc.edu/escnet under “Other.”
Form B-140W, available from the office of the Vice President for Administration or on the Human Resources website.
SUNY Tuition Schedule: www.suny.edu/sunypp/documents.cfm?doc_id=74