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4.45      Employee Tuition Assistance Principles

Eligibility:  Nontemporary/permanent employee with continuous appointment for one year or longer. 

Coursework:  Work related with approval of the supervisor unless the employee is pursuing an undergraduate degree. 

Reimbursement:  At the same rate as the institution’s resident tuition with no predetermined credit hour minimum or maximum.  This assumes satisfactory performance and the budgetary capacity to support the stipulated educational pursuits of the employee. 

Reimbursement priority:  Regent institutions, institutions of higher education with a partnership agreement with Regent institutions, external accredited institutions. 

Under these proposed principles, a supervisor and an employee could discuss the employee’s need for tuition assistance and only restrictions would be satisfactory performance and available budget.