When You Are Eligible
As soon as employed.
What You Receive
District Board of Trustees Rule 5.33 and Internal Management Memorandum #5-3: A full-time employee or regular part-time employees, who are on at least a half-time basis may be eligible for tuition reimbursement for College courses completed successfully. Courses cannot be audited.
|Associate-Level Courses||Reimbursement for credit courses at the associate-degree level is limited to the actual tuition cost or to a maximum of $1,262.16 per fiscal year (July 1-June 30 2017-2018), whichever is less.|
|Bachelor’s-Level (junior and senior level) Credit Courses||Reimbursement for credit courses at the bachelor’s degree level is limited to the actual tuition cost or to a maximum of $1,900.71 per fiscal year (July 1-June 30 2017-2018), whichever is less. Bachelor’s-level courses are defined as courses at the 3000 level or higher.|
|Graduate Level Courses||Reimbursement for credit courses is limited to the amount of the in-state tuition rate of six (6) graduate hours at the Tampa campus of the University of South Florida (USF) (2017-2018 - $2,588.58). The established graduate-level rate used is the one in effect for the fall term in a fiscal year for 6 graduate hours. Graduate hours are defined as those courses at the 5000 level or higher.|
|Combination of Credit Courses at Different Levels||
Within a term or a fiscal year, employees who register for courses at different levels, are reimbursed up to the amount of the average of the two levels. Normally, courses cannot be taken during the employee's scheduled working hours. There is no reimbursement for application or other special fees, including laboratory or health fees. Continued eligibility for tuition reimbursement is contingent upon successful completion of the course(s). Documentation of successful completion of all courses for which reimbursement has been authorized must be provided at the end of every term to the Office of the Vice President for continued eligibility. Documentation is demonstrated with either legible copies of grade reports or transcripts. Those faculty and administrators who wish to use the course(s) for recertification may wish to complete FORM BPE-32, Request for Advanced Approval of Credit/Non-Credit Activity to be Used for Recertification, before enrolling in the course(s). Information about recertification is noted in Internal Management Memorandum (IMM) #2-7.