6.10.59 Tuition Assistance Program (TAP)
Approved on: 09/30/2004
By: Board of Regents
Effective Date: 09/30/2004
The tuition assistance program is available to full-time, benefits-eligible employees of the University System of Georgia who have successfully completed at least six months of employment in a benefits-eligible position as of the date of the TAP application deadline for the desired academic semester.
Administration of Policy
Board of Regents Policy Manual
Benefits Office, 3rd floor, One Park Place, 3-3330
Responsible Executive(s): SVP for Finance and Administration
|Position Title||Campus Location||Phone Number and/or E-mail Address|
|Benefits Office||3rd Floor One Park Place||404-413-3330|
Full Policy Text
The University System and the institutions will encourage full-time faculty, staff, and administrators to participate in development activities and study by remitting tuition for those activities that have been authorized by the employee´s institution. Participation in the Tuition Assistance Program shall be available to full-time benefits-eligible employees who have successfully completed at least six months of employment in a benefits-eligible position as of the date of the Tuition Assistance Program application deadline for the desired academic semester.
Full-time employees (who meet the applicable admissions standards and who have received appropriate prior authorization from their institution) may enroll in up to eight academic semester credit hours for each of the three designated semester periods: fall semester, spring semester, and summer semester.
Student status will be secondary to employee status in all considerations, including student fee waivers. Tuition assistance is the waiver of tuition and the waiver of certain fees. Tuition Assistance Program participation will be granted on a space-available basis. For limited-slot enrollment programs, approval must be granted by the teaching institution. An employee must receive a grade of C or better in each approved Tuition Assistance Program academic course.
Employees may not enroll in the following professional schools: dental, medical, pharmacy, veterinary, law, or executive/premiere or comparable graduate programs. (BR Minutes, September 2004)
Rationale or Purpose
As part of its mission statement the University System of Georgia is committed to "the recruitment, hiring, and retention of the best possible faculty, staff and administration." The Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia is committed to creating a more educated Georgia. Both of these commitments extend internally, as well as, externally. As part of its desire to meet its employees evolving needs, the University System of Georgia (USG) has established an educational assistance program, the Tuition Assistance Program (TAP). The purpose of TAP is to foster the professional growth and development of its eligible employees.
Additional Helpful Resources
Classified Employee Handbook; Faculty Handbook