6.10.59 Tuition Assistance Program (TAP)      

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Approved on: 09/30/2004

By: Board of Regents

Effective Date: 09/30/2004

Policy Summary

The tuition assistance program is available to full-time, benefits-eligible employees of the University System of Georgia who have successfully completed at least six months of employment in a benefits-eligible position as of the date of the TAP application deadline for the desired academic semester.

Applicability/Eligibility

Staff

Faculty

Administration of Policy

Mandating Authority:
Board of Regents Policy Manual

Responsible Office(s):
Benefits Office, 3rd floor, One Park Place, 3-3330

Responsible Executive(s): SVP for Finance and Administration

Background: None

Committee Members: None

Contacts
Position TitleCampus LocationPhone Number and/or E-mail Address
Benefits Office3rd Floor One Park Place404-413-3330

Full Policy Text

The University System and the institutions will encourage full-time faculty, staff, and administrators to participate in development activities and study by remitting tuition for those activities that have been authorized by the employee┬┤s institution. Participation in the Tuition Assistance Program shall be available to full-time benefits-eligible employees who have successfully completed at least six months of employment in a benefits-eligible position as of the date of the Tuition Assistance Program application deadline for the desired academic semester.

Full-time employees (who meet the applicable admissions standards and who have received appropriate prior authorization from their institution) may enroll in up to eight academic semester credit hours for each of the three designated semester periods: fall semester, spring semester, and summer semester.

Student status will be secondary to employee status in all considerations, including student fee waivers. Tuition assistance is the waiver of tuition and the waiver of certain fees. Tuition Assistance Program participation will be granted on a space-available basis. For limited-slot enrollment programs, approval must be granted by the teaching institution. An employee must receive a grade of C or better in each approved Tuition Assistance Program academic course.

Employees may not enroll in the following professional schools: dental, medical, pharmacy, veterinary, law, or executive/premiere or comparable graduate programs. (BR Minutes, September 2004)

Rationale or Purpose

As part of its mission statement the University System of Georgia is committed to "the recruitment, hiring, and retention of the best possible faculty, staff and administration." The Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia is committed to creating a more educated Georgia. Both of these commitments extend internally, as well as, externally. As part of its desire to meet its employees evolving needs, the University System of Georgia (USG) has established an educational assistance program, the Tuition Assistance Program (TAP). The purpose of TAP is to foster the professional growth and development of its eligible employees.

Policy History

None

Cross References

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Appendix

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Additional Information

Additional Helpful Resources

Classified Employee Handbook; Faculty Handbook