Tuition Reimbursement Registration Policy

Procedure & Policy

  1. All active Full-time Union and/or Non-Union County employees are eligible to apply for tuition/registration reimbursement.
  2. Application for request will be made through the Human Resources Department at the Courthouse or at Westmoreland Manor.
  3. All applications must be approved by the Education Committee prior to taking job-related courses. There will be no retroactive reimbursements.
  4. Date for filing application must be met by August 1st (Fall semester), April 16th (Summer semester), and December 10th (Spring semester). Late tuition requests will not be honored.
  5. Applications must be signed by the employee's supervisor or Deputy Director. The Education Committee will have the final decision.
  6. The applicant will be notified in writing within fifteen (15) days of the filing date, whether accepted or rejected by the Education Committee.
  7. Reimbursement is for tuition only, to a maximum of $186.00 per credit. Any other costs such as lab fees, student fees, etc., will be the responsibility of the applicant.
  8. Reimbursements may be approved for applicants up to a maximum of six (6) college credits per calendar year.
  9. Applicants must submit grade/certificate/proof of completion of course and proof of payment within thirty (30) days of the end of the semester or completion of course in order to receive reimbursement.
  10. Reimbursements for college credit courses will be made as follows:
    • "A" Grade-100% reimbursement of maximum credit amount
    • "B" Grade-90% reimbursement of maximum credit amount
    • "C" Grade-80% reimbursement of maximum credit amount
    • PASS/FAIL-90% reimbursement of maximum credit amount (used when taking CEU's or certificate course)
  11. Applications must be accompanied by a course description.
  12. Approval of tuition/registration reimbursement shall in no way be an authorization for "time off" from the applicant's job with the County.

*NOTE: The Education Fund is not meant in any way to affect a department's conference/Seminar Travel Budget.