The Tuition Benefits Program provides educational benefits to CSEA-represented New York State (NYS) employees, enabling them to achieve greater career mobility, qualify for promotional opportunities, improve job skills, and prepare for future state workforce needs through the following:

Tuition Voucher - Payment for tuition at participating schools listed in this catalog.

Tuition Reimbursement - Authorized repayment of tuition to students upon successful completion of coursework at accredited schools.

Credit-by-Examination Fee Reimbursement - Repayment of fees (up to a maximum of $350 per exam) to students for any number of College-Level Examination Program (CLEP), DANTES Subject Standardized Tests (DSST), Thomas Edison College Examination Program (TECEP), and Excelsior College exams.

Certification and Licensure Examination Fee Reimbursement - Repayment for any number of certification or licensure exam fees up to a maximum of $350 per exam.

The 2017-2018 Tuition Benefits Program provides two standard benefits (tuition vouchers OR tuition reimbursements), an unlimited number of Credit-by-Examination Fee Reimbursement benefits, and an unlimited number of Certification and Licensure Examination Fee Reimbursement benefits.

You are eligible if you are a CSEA-represented NYS employee (ASU, ISU, OSU, or DMNA) receiving a New York State paycheck when applying (application received after first paycheck and before last paycheck), or a CSEA-represented NYS employee who has been laid off in the past year and is on a Civil Service Preferred List. CSEA-represented NYS employees who are otherwise eligible but are on approved non-disciplinary leave without pay or on workers' compensation leave may also be eligible with proper documentation. Documentation must specify the type of leave, as well as the start date. It must be signed by a human resources officer and attached to your tuition benefits application form.



 

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