Note: Effective August 2013, this policy has been revised. For individual changes, see the redlined version.
To support faculty, professional and scientific staff, and merit staff in their efforts to complete course work which contributes to their efforts as University employees.
Faculty and staff who are not eligible for tuition assistance through the UI Healh Care Tuition Reimbursement Program are appointed in a "regular appointment" for 50 percent or more time, and have one continuous year of service by the application deadline.
Professional and scientific staff, merit staff, and faculty whose performance is satisfactory may apply for University support for course work, either at The University of Iowa or at other accredited universities or colleges, which the employing member's department certifies is work related. Support is based on budgetary capacity of the departmental or University funding source and usually is limited to tuition for one credit course up to four hours per semester awarded at The University of Iowa's liberal arts undergraduate or graduate rate amounts as outlined in each year's tuition rate schedule.
Funding for course work described in III-27.3 above may be provided from either a departmental funding source or a central University fund established to assist departments who are unable to provide full support for the course work described in III-27.3.
(5/07; amended 8/13)
Completed applications are awarded on a first-come, first served basis, prioritized by the priority system established by the Board of Regents, State of Iowa.
b. Faculty and staff must be continuously employed during the duration of the course in order to be eligible for tuition assistance.
c. Tuition assistance must be used during the semester for which it is awarded. If awarded, but the faculty/staff member withdraws from the course, the funds will be reverted to the Tuition Assistance Program and the faculty/staff member is responsible for any fees.
Permission to participate in the program should be requested of the departmental supervisor. Departments which are unable to provide funding for the program may direct the eligible applicant to the Employee Self Service web site to complete an online application.
For eligibility requirements and more information, see www.uiowa.edu/learn/awards/tuitionassist.html.