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.
Your Success is Our Success.
Are you a CSEA-represented NYS employee (ASU, ISU, OSU, or DMNA) receiving a New York State paycheck or a CSEA-represented NYS employee who has been laid off in the past year and is on a Civil Service Preferred List? You may be eligible for Tuition Benefits. Find out more here
Many schools have specific requirements you must meet before registering for a course. Learn more about how to seek academic advisement
Types of Benefits
- Two standard benefits (tuition vouchers OR tuition reimbursements)
- An unlimited number of Credit-by-Examination Fee Reimbursement benefits
- An unlimited number of Certification and Licensure Examination Fee Reimbursement benefits
Tuition Coverage Limits
The 2022 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. Learn more about tuition coverage limits
Applying for Your Benefits
Using Your Tuition Benefits
How to Use a Tuition Benefit
Changing, Dropping, and Canceling a Benefit or Course
If you want to attend a school other than your original choice, drop a course, or cancel a benefit click here to find out how.
Applying for Your Benefits
Participating Voucher Schools
Find schools that participate in the Partnership's Tuition Voucher Program to pay for your course! The school name, school code (required on the application form), and contact person are included for each participating school. You must use the correct Partnership school code, the three-digit code listed above the name or office of the school contact, on your application. Some schools accept vouchers only for certain types of courses.
Credit-by-Examination Fee Reimbursement for CLEP, DSST, TECEP, and Excelsior College Exams
Credit-by-Examination allows members to demonstrate college-level knowledge by taking an exam to earn college credits without attending a class for a semester or term. Credit by Exam reimbursements are in addition to your two vouchers or two reimbursements. Learn more about how to receive an exam reimbursement
Certification and Licensure Examination Fee Reimbursement
Certification and Licensing Exams lead to a certification or licensure for an occupation within NYS Service. Certification and Licensing Exam reimbursements are in addition to your two vouchers or two reimbursements. Learn about how to receive an exam reimbursement
Other Financial Aid
If enrolled in a college degree or certification program, you may be eligible for state or federal student financial aid. Find out more!
Important Tax Information
Educational Advisement Services
Partnership advisors are available to assist eligible CSEA-represented NYS employees with Tuition Benefits Program policies and procedures, as well as resources to further your education. Find out how
Education Guides: A Resource for New York State Employees
This series of handouts focus on topics that are useful for educational planning and career development.
Support Services for Students with Disabilities
Many colleges offer assistance to students who have physical or learning disabilities. If you have a disability and are interested in taking courses, call the Partnership at (800) 253-4332 (Option 1), email us at [email protected], or check the appropriate box on the tuition benefits application form. You may also call the school directly to arrange services. We suggest you do this as soon as possible.
StateJobsNY is a service provided by the NYS Office of Employee Relations. This website allows current state employees to identify transfer and promotional opportunities and allows state agencies to publicize their vacancies to this specialized market.
Application and Catalog
Fillable Tuition Benefits Application Form for Executive Branch Employees
The Tuition Benefits Program provides educational benefits to CSEA-represented NYS employees, enabling them to achieve greater career mobility, qualify for promotional opportunities, improve job skills, and prepare for future state workforce needs through Tuition Vouchers, Tuition Reimbursement, Credit-by-Examination Fee Reimbursement and Certification, and Licensure Examination Fee Reimbursement.