Employee Tuition Assistance
Employees who hold a regular position and work .40 FTE or greater may be eligible for tuition reimbursement for classes taken at state-supported accredited institutions in Michigan (and other out-of-state accredited institutions as approved in advance) relating to your position or the field of education.
Please note, all requests for approval must be submitted electronically via the GoogleForm tool. Reimbursement for a full time staff member is ½ the tuition cost, or prorated if you are less than full time, based on a full time equivalency. Fees are not reimbursed.
To start the process for reimbursement, complete the Course Approval Request GoogleForm and press “Submit” at the bottom of the form. Please complete the Course Approval Request GoogleForm prior to taking the course(s). You will be notified via email whether your request has been approved or not. If approved, a copy of your request will be sent to Erika Lahti to match up with your final paperwork once you have completed the course.
Once you have completed the course, please send the following to Erika Lahti in Human Resources at firstname.lastname@example.org:
- Grade report showing successful grade and credits earned for the course.
- Receipt from the university showing the tuition charge and proof of payment for the charge (i.e. copy of cancelled check, bank statement, or credit card statement).
Please note: grants and scholarships reduce your tuition charges and are, therefore, considered when calculating reimbursement. Human Resources will process a reimbursement check within two weeks after receipt of the paperwork. Reimbursement checks will be sent as a separate check and will not be included in regular paychecks.
For questions regarding eligibility or the reimbursement process, please feel free to contact Erika Lahti at 231.933.1719 or Dr. Cindy Berck at 231.933.1716.
GVSU Company Deferment Plan
The GVSU Company Deferment Plan is for students who qualify for their employer’s tuition reimbursement program and allows the amount of tuition and fees paid for by the employer to be deferred until the end of the semester. Any amount of tuition, fees, and other charges (including parking permits) not paid for by the employer must be received by the tuition deadline and included with this application. Complete the Deferment Plan application here.