Staff Tuition Reimbursement Program


Eligibility in the Staff Tuition Reimbursement Program is based on the following criteria.  You should:

  • Hold an Active Employment Status with Tufts University.
  • Be a Regular / Full-time Staff Employee with Tufts University.
  • Have completed one year of full-time service before the course begins.

Benefit Overview:

Eligible Full-time Staff Employees will be reimbursed for 100% of approved tuition costs up to a maximum of $4,000 in a fiscal year (July 1st to June 30th). The following are examples of job-related courses or programs that would be considered as eligible for the Staff Tuition Reimbursement Program:

  • Regular courses taken for credit at accredited schools, colleges or universities.
  • Courses credited toward a high school diploma or equivalency certificate.
  • Correspondence, university extensions, or continuing education courses.
  • Courses at certain non-accredited institutions provided they are widely recognized in their field and grant degrees or certifications indicating satisfactory completion.
  • Review courses and examinations for initial trade or professional license or certifications.


A course or degree program that helps to prepare or qualify an employee for future jobs at Tufts University or elsewhere, will not qualify for tuition reimbursement.

Application Process:

To apply for the Staff Tuition Reimbursement Program, please complete a Tuition Reimbursement Application and send it to Tufts Support Services. The application must be received fifteen (15) days before you enroll or make a financial commitment. The following three items are required for the application to be considered complete:

  • A completed Tuition Reimbursement Application (with supervisor’s signature).
  • An Official Course Description (found in the institution’s brochure/catalog).
  • Document(s) detailing Tuition Expenses and associated course costs.