Education Reimbursement Program

Full- and part-time employees (minimum 20 hours per week) who have been employed at University Health System for six months at the time they complete the course or class are eligible for our education reimbursement program. We encourage all of our employees to pursue further education.

College Tuition Reimbursement

Tuition reimbursement is available to employees who attend accredited colleges or universities to include tuition, laboratory and general fees and textbooks.

Tuition reimbursement is not available to employees receiving monetary assistance (scholarships, grants, VA benefits, etc.). The maximum amount per calendar year is $1,800, based on three semesters or equivalent.

Reimbursement is calculated according to cost and total semester GPA:

  • 4.0 — up to $600 per semester or equivalent
  • 3.0 — up to $400 per semester or equivalent
  • 2.0 — up to $200 per semester or equivalent
  • No reimbursement for a GPA below 2.0

Continuing Education Reimbursement

Tuition reimbursement for continuing education is up to $400 annually to cover the costs of registration fees and textbooks. Professional development courses must pertain to an employee’s job.

The following items are eligible for continuing education funds:

  • Continuing education classes, either classroom or online based
  • Conference tuition
  • Self-study textbooks that include continuing education credits
  • Professional certifications and licenses
  • CPR (BLS), HeartSaver, ACLS, PALS classes (outside of UHS)

Please send the following completed items to learning.resources@uhs-sa.com:

  • Continuing education request form
  • Event brochure with program dates and cost
  • Completed vendor registration form including the vendor payment address

Certification Reimbursement

The maximum annual benefit per employee whether used for continuing education or certifications is $400.

To be reimbursed for certifications, please follow these guidelines:

  • Management approval is required for all reimbursements.
  • Certification and license fees that you have not passed do not qualify for reimbursement.
  • Payment must be received by vendor prior to your attendance to the event.
  • Submit the request within 30 days of the event completion or for events that are not date specific, within 30 days of payment.
  • Reimbursement check will be sent to your home address found in PeopleSoft.

Please send the following items to learning.resources@uhs-sa.com:

  • Continuing education request form
  • Provide proof of payment – valid receipt, email confirmation or front and back copy of cancelled check or credit card receipt
  • Provide a copy of attendance/certification earned

Note: Incomplete request will be declined.