To be eligible for reimbursement, courses and certifications must meet the following guidelines:
- Must be from an accredited university or college
- Must be a course of study that leads to licensure or degree. Courses for credit, including Internet courses, are eligible if they:
- are clinical courses
- are non-clinical, but essential to the Medical Center's operation
- will maintain or improve the skills required of the employee in his/her work
- will meet the requirements for assuming greater responsibilities within the organization
- will enhance the employee's potential for advancement to a position which the employee has a reasonable expectation of achieving
- Employees must receive a grade of C or better for undergraduate courses, B or better for graduate courses, and a P grade Pass/Fail courses, and a pass for certification exams.
- Amounts reimbursed /advanced will be for tuition, books, lab fees, and initial certification exams only. The employee pays all student fees, taxes, shipping costs, and enrollment fees.
- Employees receiving tuition assistance who do not successfully complete the course or pass the certification exam, will not be eligible for additional advancement or reimbursement until the initial advancement has been repaid. Re-payment of incompleted advances will be taken out of your paycheck.
Courses can be classroom, video-based, distance learning, web bases, and e-learning.
Non-credit courses that are required as a past of the curriculum leading to a degree or initial certification will be considered on a case-by-case basis subject to approval by the respective Vice President and Human Resources.
Re-certifications are not covered under the Tuition Assistance Policy. Correspondence courses, seminars, conferences and computer software courses (i.e. Microsoft Word, Excel, Access) are not covered under the Tuition Assistance Policy.