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Getting Started

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.

 

Eligibility

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
 

Advisement

Many schools have specific requirements you must meet before registering for a course. Learn more about how to seek academic advisement
 

Course Criteria

Learn more about course criteria before applying
 

Types of Benefits
Tuition Coverage Limits

The 2021 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

Learn how to apply for tuition benefits

Using Your Tuition Benefits

How to Use a Tuition Benefit

Learn how to use and receive your Tuition Voucher or Reimbursement
 

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

Important Tuition Dates

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]


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 after the name or office of the school contact, on your application. Some schools accept vouchers only for certain types of courses.

View a list of schools that participate in the Tuition Voucher Program
 

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

 

 

Additional Information

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

    Learn more about possible taxable events involving your benefit

     

    Commercial Driver’s License (CDL)

    Use the Partnership’s Tuition Benefits Program to Take CDL Training Courses. Find out how

     

    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. 

    View handouts that can assist with your 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 (518) 486-7814 (Option 1) or (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

    StateJobsNY is a service provided by the NYS Governor's 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

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      Tuition Benefits Program Catalog

      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.