Tuition Assistance for UTRGV Employees

Tuition Assistance for UTRGV Employees

Spring and Spring Module II 2018 Application Period is:
Monday, Nov. 27, 2017 at 12:00 a.m. to Friday Dec. 1, 2017 at 11:59 p.m.

Tuition Assistance

Employee Tuition Assistance Program (ETAP)

The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley provides Tuition Assistance to encourage and support full-time benefits eligible employees to continue their education and improve the skills needed to develop their career and acquire new knowledge by providing partial or full payment tuition and mandatory fees. 

Eligibility

To be eligible for the Employee Tuition Assistance Program, you must:

  • be a full-time benefits eligible employee for the last twelve (12) consecutive months by the first day of the course start date for the semester you are applying for, or
  • be a full-time benefits eligible faculty employee who has completed one year of academic service by the first day of the course start date and be reappointed.
  • receive credit hours for taking the course.
  • have a Grade Point Average (GPA) of at least 2.0 for undergraduate or 3.0 for graduate.
  • have a completion rate of at least 70% for undergraduate and 90% for graduate.
  • be in compliance with all mandated training.
  • have a current staff performance appraisal on file with the Office of Human Resources indicating you are meeting the job expectations, or
  • have a current faculty performance appraisal on file with the Office of the Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs indicating you are meeting the job expectations.
  • be eligible to apply for the scholarship assistance based on the Nepotism Question for Scholarship applicants.
  • have successfully completed all courses in the last semester without withdrawing.

Application Process

Employees must complete an electronic tuition assistance program application through the eTAP system. You must login using your UTRGV credentials.

The electronic application will be available to complete for submission only during the designated timeframe. 

The application period for UTRGV Faculty and Staff Tuition Assistance Program is:

Spring and Spring Module II 2018

     Monday, November 27, 2017 at 12:00 am – Friday, December 1, 2017 at 11:59 pm. 

Next Steps

After approval, the Office of Human Resources will notify the Financial Aid Office, who will process payment.

Approval for courses at institutions other than UTRGV will be limited to those not listed in the University’s course catalog but which are critical for completion of the employee’s pre-approved professional goals. Employees approved for tuition assistance for credit courses offered at an institution other than UTRGV will be reimbursed upon completion of the course with submission of an unofficial transcript and statement of charges. The supporting documentation must be submitted to employee.tuition@utrgv.edu as soon as the semester has been completed.

It is the employee’s responsibility to notify the Office of Human Resources of any changes to the course listed on the application form. The change must be submitted for approval by using the electronic Request for Course Substitution form within five business days from the course change. 

Forms

Employee Tuition Assistance Program Guidelines

Employee Tuition Assistance Program Application

Request for Course Substitution

For additional information, please contact the Office of Human Resources at 956-665-2251 or email employee.tuition@utrgv.edu