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(Individuals represented by collective bargaining agreements receive benefits in accordance with those agreements)

Regular Full-Time Faculty/Staff: Upon completion of 1 year of full-time service

  • Regular Part-Time Faculty/Staff are not eligible for tuition reimbursement benefits.

Regular Full-Time Faculty/Staff

70% tuition reimbursement for up to two courses (including approved non-credit courses and certification/recertification exams) in each relevant semester or quarter, if such course is directly related to the employee’s job at the University*

In no instance is an employee eligible for tuition reimbursement of more than a total of 2 courses/certification/recertification exams per semester or quarter.

How to Apply

Complete an Employee Tuition Reimbursement Application and submit it to the Office of Total Rewards no later than 30 days from the start of the course(s).

Payment of Tuition Reimbursement

Within 90 days of successful course/exam completion, applicable course/exam documentation (i.e. grade report, proof of cost and payment) must be submitted to the Office of Total Rewards.

Reimbursement Status

Find out when your tuition reimbursement was processed and what check you can expect your reimbursement to be loaded into your paycheck by logging on to HRMS and following the path “Main Menu > Self-Service > Benefits > Tuition > Tuition Benefits Received”. You can also see the exact tuition benefits you have received to date!

The University reserves the right to modify, amend or terminate the Employee Tuition Reimbursement Benefit at any time. This document provides only a summary of the main features of the plan. Detailed information on the benefit plans is available on the Total Rewards website A paper copy of this information is available for free from the Office of Total Rewards.

* Active employment in an eligible status must be maintained through the completion of the course and the faculty or staff member must successfully complete the course. If these criteria are not met, the faculty or staff member will be responsible for the payment of the course and any related late fees.

Tuition Benefits Service Credit Form
At the University of Rochester, the service requirement for the tuition benefits plan may be met by service at another college, university or U of R affiliated teaching hospital, as well as service at a member of the controlled group of the University that offered a tuition benefit plan for which the faculty or staff member was eligible. To receive credit for such prior service, please complete the Tuition Benefits Service Credit Form and return to the Office of Total Rewards (PO Box 270453 or as soon as possible.