TUITION & FEE REIMBURSEMENT PLAN
DATE OF ADOPTION: December 14, 2006
REVISION DATE(S): December 13, 2018
The Tuition and Fee Reimbursement Plan will promote the continued educational efforts of the entire Seminole State College community. Salary schedule increments may be applied to any full-time SSC Employee upon completion of a pre-approved degree.
Any full-time employee may apply for tuition and fee reimbursement for any pre-approved, job-related graduate or undergraduate hours taken and successfully completed. Courses and/or a program of study must be approved by the employee's immediate supervisor, area vice president, and the President prior to the beginning of each course and a program of study. Employees receiving tuition reimbursement will still qualify for salary incremental increases once the degree is completed.
Tuition and Fee Reimbursement
Tuition and fee* reimbursement will be made during the semester following completion of the course. An employee of the college who participates in the tuition and fee reimbursement program outlined shall execute an acknowledgment of support for expenses paid by the college whereby the employee promises to repay the expenses by remaining in employment with the college. If the employee fails to remain employed with the College until the support expenses are amortized, the employee must pay the remaining balance upon termination of employment.
The amount due pursuant to this policy shall be credited at a rate of thirteen dollars ($13.00) per calendar day of employment beginning the first day after graduation.
- The employee will complete the application form for tuition and fee reimbursement prior to the beginning of the semester in which courses are to be taken.
- Within 60 days of course completion, the employee will submit the approved application form with signatures from the appropriate supervisor, vice president and President, a final grade report showing a “C” or higher, and copy of the paid bursar statement of tuition costs to the immediate supervisor of the employee.
- The supervisor will send the approved application, grade report, and the paid bursar statement of tuition costs to the Human Resources Office.
- All approved requests will be honored when sufficient funds are available. If the requests are greater than the budgeted funds, the President may 1) prorate all requests, or 2) use a limited amount of funds allocated for the next semester to cover the requests, or 3) allocate additional funds to meet the needs of the program, or 4) prorate an individual request. If funds for one semester are not totally expended, they may be utilized the following semester.
Salary Schedule Increments upon Degree Completion
Upon completion of an associate’s, bachelors, masters or doctoral degree, the employee may be awarded a one-time salary schedule increment to be added to the base salary. Unless restricted by budget limitations, an employee may receive a one-time increment of $500 for completing an associate’s degree, $1,000 increment for completing a bachelor’s degree, $2,000 increment for completing a master’s degree and a $5,000 increment for completing a doctoral degree. In order to be eligible for the salary schedule increment, the employee must present an official transcript with degree notation from the higher education institution awarding the degree to the Human Resources Office.
The Professional Development Plan, will be provided an initial funding of at least $5,000 (providing funds are available) to fund the requests for tuition and fee reimbursement for each semester, including fall, spring, and summer.