TSS - Staff (non-faculty) Tuition Reimbursement Program

Staff (non-faculty) Tuition Reimbursement Program

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First Published  :Mon Dec 01 19:32:13 GMT 2014
Last Modified  :Thu Mar 31 14:51:00 GMT 2022
Last Published  :Thu Mar 31 14:51:00 GMT 2022
Summary :  Reference for current benefits eligible, full-time Staff employees who have inquiries about the tuition reimbursement program at Tufts. Audience: Benefits Eligible Staff


Primary Information

    Tuition Reimbursement allows benefits-eligible staff members to take courses outside Tufts University related to maintain or improve job-related skills at accredited institutions. To be eligible for the program you must be actively employed as a full-time benefits-eligible staff employee and have completed one year of full-time service before the course begins.  If you are eligible, the university will reimburse 100% of approved tuition costs up to a maximum of $4,000 in a fiscal year (July 1 to June 30) for qualifying, job-related courses. The program reimburses for tuition expenses not covered by any other source of educational assistance. Other types of fees associated with the course are not reimbursable.  Learn more about how to apply and how to get reimbursed.

    What Qualifies?
    • Regular courses taken for credit at accredited schools, colleges or universities
    • Courses credited toward a high school diploma or equivalency certificate
    • Correspondence, university extension, or continuing education courses
    • Courses at certain non-accredited institutions provided they are widely recognized in their field and grant degrees or certifications indicating satisfactory completion
    • Review courses and examinations for initial trade or professional license or certifications
    • Job-related degree programs

    What Does Not Qualify? 
    • A course or degree program that helps to prepare you for a future job at Tufts or elsewhere 
    • Professional seminars and workshops

    Taxation of Reimbursement
    Tuition reimbursement payments not considered taxable income


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