Tuition Benefits Frequently Asked Questions

Eligibility

Who is eligible for the Executive Branch Tuition Benefits Program?

Applying

How many benefits can each eligible employee receive in the 2018-2019 program year?

Coverage Limits

How many courses can a single benefit cover?

At most schools, how many credits will a single benefit cover?

What is the maximum value of a benefit toward a single non-credit course?

Will a benefit cover fees or textbooks?

Course Criteria

For the 2018-2019 program year, during what time period must courses start?

Dropping/Failing a Course

What is the Partnership's policy on paying for a dropped course?

What is the Partnership's policy on paying for a failed course?


Eligibility

Who is eligible for the Executive Branch Tuition Benefits Program?

A CSEA-represented NYS employee who:

Applying

How many benefits can each eligible employee receive in the 2018-2019 program year?

The 2018-2019 Tuition Benefits Program can provide two 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.

Coverage Limits

How many courses can a single benefit cover?

A single benefit will cover ONE course.
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At most schools, how many credits will a single benefit cover?

A single benefit will cover ONE course, up to a maximum of 4 credits at the resident tuition per credit rate, not to exceed $295 per credit.

What is the maximum value of a benefit towards a single non-credit course?

The maximum value of a benefit towards a single non-credit course is $1,180.
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Will a benefit cover fees or textbooks?

No, a benefit will cover tuition only.

Course Criteria

For the 2018-2019 program year, during what time period must courses start?

Any course taken must be in session sometime between April 1, 2018 and March 31, 2019.
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Dropping/Failing a Course

What is the Partnership's policy on paying for a dropped course?

The Partnership must pay a provider for a dropped course if tuition is owed and the student used a tuition voucher. However, a student cannot receive tuition reimbursement for a dropped course.

What is the Partnership's policy on paying for a failed course?

The Partnership will pay for failed courses.
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Updated: July 10, 2018