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Tuition Assistance Programs

In addition to internal training resources, UC Davis Health System (UCDHS) offers programs that provide tuition and fee assistance for attending UC Davis and other external educational institutions. Each tuition assistance program has its own eligibility requirements.

Health Professions MBA Scholarship Program (pdf)

Education Reimbursement Program
UC Employee-Student Reduced Fee Program
UC Davis Extension
UC Davis Career Staff Development Fee Assistance Program

Staff Tuition for Education Program

The UC Davis Health System Staff Tuition for Education Program (STEP) is an educational reimbursement program available to non-academic UCDHS Career employees in support of career advancement training. The primary focus of STEP is to encourage eligible employees in their efforts to pursue accredited matriculated degree programs (e.g. Associates, Bachelors, Masters, PhD, etc.) as well as certain accredited vocational and other specialized study that prepare candidates for skilled positions that are significantly utilized at UCDHS. Eligible vocational programs typically require one to two years of study to complete.

We are proud to be an organization that provides tuition reimbursement, especially as we acknowledge that many organizations are unable to provide this benefit.  As outlined in the STEP Guidelines, funds are subject to change and may be impacted by budgetary or other considerations. 

This year due to the increased participation in the STEP Program, funds are being exhausted more rapidly than in years past.  While some funds are still available for reimbursement, 80% of the funding for the 2014-15 fiscal year has been reimbursed as of March 1, so we anticipate funds will expire in Spring 2015.
 
You are encouraged to submit any outstanding reimbursement requests for consideration from the 2014-15 funds. Should your reimbursement request not be funded due to the expiring funds, you will be notified by email. Should funds run out before June 30, 2015, all participants will be notified by email and reimbursement requests will not be processed.  Should this occur, you should submit a reimbursement request on or after July 1, 2015, to be considered for funding from the new fiscal year.  Only submissions that comply with the STEP Guidelines will be considered.

What are the benefits?
Educational expenses (including tuition, registration fees, required books and exam fees) can be reimbursed in amounts of: 

 up to $4,000 in one year
 up to $16,000 maximum lifetime benefit

Courses must be completed with a passing grade to be eligible for reimbursement.

Who is eligible?
UC Davis Health System non-probationary Career Employees who have no disciplinary corrective actions within two years of the qualified reimbursement. Other eligibility requirements may apply:

Click here to review the STEP Eligibility Guidelines (pdf)

How do I apply?

First-time applicants complete the STEP Application; continuing reimbursement participants complete the STEP Update Form.



UC Employee-Student Reduced Fee Program

What are the benefits?
Qualified employees receive a two-thirds reduction of the UC registration and education fees (up to nine units or three regular session courses per quarter, whichever is greater). This reduced fee program does not apply to UC Extension courses and most UC Davis professional schools (e.g., School of Veterinary Medicine, Graduate School of Management, School of Nursing, etc.).

Who is eligible?
Non-probationary UC career employees who meet the admissions requirements of the University of California. 

How do I apply?
Eligible employees must complete the Reduced Fee Authorization Form, have their employment status certified by UCDHS Training and Development and submit to the Registrar’s Office by the 10th day of instruction.

 

UC Davis Extension

What are the benefits?
A 20% fee discount (with a savings of up to $200) that applies to most course offerings through UC Davis Extension or the UC Davis Extension Open Campus Program.

A 50% fee discount when eligible employees enroll in a course three or fewer working days prior to the course start date. This discount is only offered on a space available basis and applies to most UC Davis Extension courses.

Who is eligible?
All UC Davis career staff and academics

How do I apply?
For more information, contact UC Davis Extension at (800) 752-0881.



UC Davis Career Staff Development Fee Assistance Program

This program is administered by the UC Davis campus and provides reimbursement for career development courses outside the scope of an employee’s current job to encourage career advancement at UC Davis.

Who is eligible?
UC Davis career staff employees with a minimum of one year of service

How do I apply?
For more information, contact The Office of Campus Community Relations at (530) 754-7987.