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Tuition Reimbursement

Tuition reimbursement is for job-related tuition for courses taken through another university. Tuition reimbursement provides ways for employees to stay current in their specialties and strive for continuous improvement. 

In This Guide:

Qualifying for Tuition Reimbursement

Have you been employed continuously at Baylor for at least 90 days?
Are you a regular (not temporary) faculty or staff member?
If you answered 'yes' to both questions, you may qualify for tuition reimbursement.

Tuition Reimbursement Benefit

Eligible regular faculty/staff can receive 100 percent tuition reimbursement for one course during any semester (two summer sessions = one semester).

A course for which tuition reimbursement is claimed must be a formal course provided for either academic credit, continuing education credit, or a certificate of completion.

Program Parameters
  • Enrollment in job-related courses must be pre-approved by the department budget head.
  • An employee may be enrolled in either the Job-Related Tuition Reimbursement Program OR the Tuition Remission Program (BU-PP 450A) - not both.
  • Employees are expected to attend courses outside of regular working hours unless special permission is obtained from the employee’s supervisor.
  • The employee must be employed by the University for the entirety of the course. 
  • Steps to Apply for Tuition Assistance

    1. Read the Educational Assistance Plan and Job Related Tuition Reimbursement Program Policy.
    2. Complete the job-related tuition application and submit to the department budget head for approval.
    3. Prior to taking the class, submit the approved application to Human Resources for eligibility review.
    4. If eligibility is confirmed and once the course is completed, the employee should submit the following to Human Resources:
        Approved Job-Related Tuition Application
        Evidence of satisfactory completion of the course
        Receipt for tuition costs (fees are not covered)

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