Now Available: Tuition Benefits for 2021

Tuition Benefits for Executive Branch Employees

Tuition Benefits PDF Catalog for Executive Branch Employees

Fillable Tuition Benefits Application Form for Executive Branch Employees

IMPORTANT NOTICES

  • Employer-paid tuition benefits, like those provided by the NYS & CSEA Partnership's Tuition Benefits Program, can be taxable under certain conditions. Please see the most current Tuition Benefits Program catalog for additional information.

  • Partnership advisors are available to assist eligible CSEA-represented employees with understanding Tuition Benefits Program policies and procedures; however, please remember that the final responsibility for using these benefits within the guidelines set by the Partnership rests with the employee.

Important Tuition Dates

Date Program Information
June 30, 2021 Deadline to submit reimbursement documentation for 2020
December 31, 2021 End of Tuition Benefits 2021 Application Period

Contact

Phone: 518-486-7814 (press option 1) or
1-800-253-4332 (press option 1)
Fax: 518-486-1989 or 518-473-0056
Email:advisors@nyscseapartnership.org

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 Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC)Statewide Targeted Tuition Program for Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) for CSEA represented New York State Employees seeking a Plant Utilities Assistant (PUA) or a Plant Utilities Engineer (PUE) Position

This program provides tuition assistance to CSEA-represented employees who are: matriculated in a bachelor's degree program in Facilities Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or Marine Engineering; or matriculated in an associate's degree HVAC program; or enrolled in a BOCES HVAC certificate or diploma program (440- or 900-hour); or enrolled in an HVAC, electrical, refrigeration, boiler operations and maintenance, or plumbing certificate or diploma program at an accredited technical school or technology college; or *four trades courses, minimum of 30 classroom hours each, in any combination of the following trades: electrical, refrigeration, boiler operation and maintenance, plumbing, and HVAC.
*PUA only, must have nine months of permanent competitive, non-competitive, or labor service AND possess a high school diploma or equivalency to be eligible for this option.
Find out more with the Statewide Targeted Tuition Program for Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) brochure.

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.

Targeted Tuition Program for WeldingStatewide Targeted Tuition Program for Welding
This program provides tuition assistance to CSEA-represented New York State employees who wish to take welding courses. View information on the Statewide Targeted Tuition Program for Welding flyer.

Targeted Tuition Program for WeldingStatewide Targeted Tuition Program for Nursing
This program provides additional tuition assistance to CSEA-represented New York State employees matriculated in RN/LPN programs. Find out more with the Statewide Targeted Tuition Program for Nursing flyer .


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

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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 Targeted 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 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: May 26, 2021