Tuition Benefits Program
Due to the expiration of the agreements between NYS and CSEA, the Partnership has suspended the Tuition Benefits Program for Executive Branch and State University Construction Fund members. This change is effective beginning January 1, 2022 until further notice.
The Partnership will continue to administer the Tuition Benefits Program for members of Health Research Institute (HRI), Teacher’s Retirement System (TRS), VOICE, and CSEA, Inc. Questions may be directed to Partnership Advisors at
800-253-4332 or email [email protected]
Tuition Benefits Program
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 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 Test (DSST, formerly Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support), 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.
Partnership advisors are available to assist eligible CSEA-represented NYS employees with understanding Tuition Benefits Program policies and procedures. Please remember that the final responsibility for using these benefits within the guidelines set by the Partnership rests with the employee.
The Tuition Benefits Program provides educational benefits to CSEA-represented NYS Executive Branch employees.
Statewide Targeted Tuition Programs
You may be eligible for targeted tuition benefits if you are interested in pursuing an in-demand position within NYS Service. These include Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC), Information Technology, Nursing, and Welding. Find out if you are eligible for the statewide targeted tuition benefits.
Targeted Tuition Program for Agencies
Targeted Tuition for Agencies
This program supports agency and facility workforce development and succession planning needs and can be used to meet the training needs of a particular position or title. Targeted Tuition Program benefits are issued to employees in positions or titles identified by labor and management representatives.