Now Available: Tuition Benefits Catalog 2016

Tuition Benefits Catalog for Executive Branch Employees [pdf] [html]

Tuition Benefits Application Form for Executive Branch Employees [pdf]

Important Tuition Dates

Date Program Information
April 1, 2016 Start of Tuition Benefits
'16 Application Period

Non-Executive Branch Tuition Catalogs

NYS Teachers' Retirement System Tuition Benefits Program 2016-2017 [pdf] - Tuition vouchers, tuition reimbursement, and credit-by-examination fee reimbursement are described in this catalog, along with directions for employees of the NYS Teachers' Retirement System on completing an application.


Phone: 518-486-7814 or
Fax: 518-486-1989 or 518-473-0056

Tuition Benefits

Tuition Benefits

The Tuition Benefits Program can help you realize your educational and career goals through four components:

Tuition Vouchers - Payment for tuition at participating schools.

Tuition Reimbursement - Authorized repayment of tuition to students who successfully complete coursework at accredited schools.

Credit-By-Examination Fee Reimbursement - Unlimited reimbursement for credit-by-examination fees through CLEP, DSST, TECEP, and Excelsior College up to a maximum of $350.

Certification and Licensure Examination Fee Reimbursement Program - Unlimited reimbursement for certification or licensure examination fees up to a maximum of $350.

Statewide Targeted Tuition Program for Information Technology Statewide Targeted Tuition Program for Information Technology - This program provides tuition assistance to CSEA-represented NYS Executive Branch employees that are matriculated in a Computer Science, Computer Information Systems, Information Technology, Telecommunications, or Management Information Systems program. Find out more with the Statewide Targeted Tuition Program for Information Technology flyer [pdf].

Targeted Tuition Program for WeldingTargeted Tuition Program for Welding - This program provides tuition assistance to CSEA-represented New York State Operational Services Unit (OSU) and Division of Military and Naval Affairs (DMNA) employees who wish to take welding courses. View information on the Welding Targeted Tuition Program [pdf].

Tuition Benefits for CDL LicenseCommercial Drivers License Training (CDL)
Did you know you can use the Partnership's Tuition Benefits Program to take CDL training and obtain your license? Find out more with the CDL Flyer.

Helpful Resources

Information for NYS Managers and CSEA Leaders

Tuition Benefits Program Information for NYS Managers and CSEA Leaders

Encourage your employees to take advantage of their tuition benefits to enhance their job skills and to prepare for future state workforce needs.

Get the word out with the Tuition Benefits promotional flyer.

Targeted Tuition Program - Can be used to meet the training needs of a particular position or title. The program supports agency and facility workforce development and succession planning needs. Targeted Tuition Program [pdf] benefits are issued to employees in positions or titles identified by agency and facility labor and management representatives and can be used when coursework or training programs satisfy:

  • Certification or licensing requirements
  • Educational requirements to take a New York State civil service exam
  • Educational requirements to complete a traineeship, or other specific job skills training

See a detailed description of tuition benefits options for CSEA-represented NYS employees.

Updated: April 14, 2016