Texas A&M University is proud to provide access to high-quality benefits that support your professional and educational goals. The university encourages you to pursue higher education to enrich your lives and help Texas A&M develop the highest quality workforce. The Staff Tuition Assistance program is available to eligible staff and will be administered as part of our WELLNESS WORKS! program under the financial wellness pillar.
Eligible staff must first be admitted to Texas A&M through the Office of Admissions. Tuition assistance benefits for which staff are eligible will reflect as a credit against the fees assessed for the applicable term on their fee statement. No additional application process will be necessary. Staff who receive tuition assistance will be required to adhere to all rules associated with being a student at Texas A&M, including, but not limited to, registering for classes, paying fees, and withdrawing from classes by the appropriate deadlines.
Educational Release Time is available to eligible employees who are registered as students to attend classes, with appropriate approval, during their regularly scheduled workday. This program provides employees with more flexibility to further their growth and advancement, enhance their involvement in the life of the University, and to further their education to become a more productive and knowledgeable workforce. Employees should check with their manager or supervisor prior to course registration for classes taken during the workday.
In addition to the staff tuition assistance benefits, Texas A&M University staff may also apply for a fee exemption through Student Business Services.
Staff members eligible for the tuition assistance program must:
- be admitted to Texas A&M University in a degree-seeking program and enrolled in courses pertaining to that undergraduate or graduate degree program (including distance education programs).
- be employed in a staff title at Texas A&M University (which includes Texas A&M University at Galveston, Texas A&M University at Qatar, and Texas A&M Health Science Center). The tuition assistance program does not apply to positions with faculty titles or student titles including any title where student status is a requirement.
- be budgeted at least 50% effort with Texas A&M University. A budgeted staff employee is a non-faculty employee whose position is specifically identified in the budget with a unique identifier called a Position Identification Number (PIN). Budgeted staff positions are 50% or more effort (20 or more hours per week) for 4.5 months or more and are benefits-eligible.
have a minimum of 12 months of service in a staff title prior to the first day of class in which they are enrolling.
- be employed at Texas A&M University at the time of disbursement of the tuition assistance payment.
- be in good academic standing and maintain a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0 for undergraduate and professional students and 3.0 for graduate students.
The staff tuition assistance program will be processed as a scholarship. Texas A&M University will pay up to $1,000 per 3 credit hour class for a maximum of 2 classes for the fall and/or spring semesters:
- 1-5 credit hours = $1,000
- 6+ credit hours = $2,000
There is no application required and no action on your part for you to be awarded this scholarship. Programming has been put into place to automatically award staff who are registered and meet the criteria. Scholarships will be posted to your student bill 10 days prior to the first day of class each semester. Eligible staff members enrolled at Texas A&M University will automatically receive this scholarship during the fall and spring semesters. Staff members will be notified via their Texas A&M email account that the scholarship has been awarded.
The Staff Tuition Program will be financially supported through central funding from Main campus, Health Science Center, or Galveston campus based on the employee's component from which the majority of their salary is sourced.
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