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Employee Tuition Assistance Plan - Program Details

The employee tuition assistance plan (“Plan”) permits eligible employees to enroll in coursework or a degree program at The University of Texas at Arlington that directly relates to the employee’s job duties and can reasonably be expected to enhance the employee’s performance of those job duties.

Program Benefits

  • Eligible employees may receive tuition assistance for job related degree programs and classes. The Plan provides for reimbursement of resident tuition (with the exception of statutory tuition at then current rate) following successful completion of graduate or undergraduate coursework and submission of required forms and supporting documents. Fees and other non-tuition charges are not eligible for reimbursement. 


  • Currently employed in benefits eligible position and have been for the last 12 consecutive months
  • Admitted as UTA student
  • Meet successful class completion and grade standards

Degree program, or classes if non-degree student

  • Must be related to current or prospective job duties
  • Requires approval from supervisor

Successful Completion Standards (as reviewed by Financial Aid)

  • Classes are completed, not dropped or listed as incomplete
  • The employee is eligible to receive reimbursement only for courses in which he/she received a grade of at least:
    “C” (2.0 grade points) or higher for undergraduate courses;
    “B” (3.0 grade points) or higher for graduate courses.
    In order to continue to be eligible under the Plan the employee must meet the following requirements:
    1. Maintain a GPA of:
      2.5 as an undergraduate student
      3.0 as a graduate student; and
    2. Receive a final grade for each course. An employee is not eligible for reimbursement or to continue participating in the Plan if the employee has a grade of “Incomplete” or “Withdrawal”.
  • Employee remains in a benefit eligible position through the semester
  • If standards are not met, funds requested under the program will not be reimbursed

Enrollment during normal working hours

  • Employee may request time during the regular work week to attend classes
  • No more than three (3) hours a week during the Fall and Spring Semesters only
  • Must be supervisor approved before enrolling

Related Resources

Employee Tuition Assistance Request Form and Agreement

Employee Tuition Assistance Form Directions

Frequently Asked Questions

Employee Tuition Assistance Plan Policy, HR-B-PO1

Employee Tuition Assistance Plan Procedure, HR-B-PR1


Have questions about the Employee Tuition Assistance Plan (ETAP)? 

  • Questions regarding plan participation and eligibility should be directed to HR Benefit Services at

  • Questions regarding the reimbursement process or student accounts should be directed to Student Financials at