Tuition Reimbursement Program

Mission offers two kinds of Tuition Reimbursement

  1. Tuition Reimbursement
  2. Group Advance Tuition Request

Contact: clpd@msj.org or 213.4488

The Tuition Reimbursement Application and Group Advance Tuition Request forms are available on MOD.

 

Tuition Reimbursement

Purpose
To develop a highly qualified workforce that meets Mission Health's staffing needs to provide staff members with assistance in continuing their professional development through formal education. Ongoing professional development that does not meet tuition reimbursement criteria can be budgeted within individual departments. The goal of Mission Health's Tuition Reimbursement program is to provide current staff with education resources for professional development that benefits the individual and the organization. Education acquired prior to employment is not reimbursed through this fund.

Applicant Criteria

  1. Must have successfully completed the 90-day Introductory Employment Period prior to enrolling in a course for which reimbursement is requested.
  2. Must remain employed in good standing during class duration:
  3. No written corrective actions in employment record at time of request or when grades are submitted for reimbursement.
  4. Must have successfully completed any written corrective action prior to request for reimbursement.

Employment Status

  1. Full-time staff.
  2. Part-time staff who are budgeted at .5 FTE or greater.
  3. PRN staff who have worked at least 520 hours during the previous six months.
  4. Current student loan and CAP participants that have not graduated are not eligible for Tuition Reimbursement.

Course Criteria

  1. Any degree, diploma, correspondence or distance-learning program from an educational institution accredited by SACS (South Association of Colleges and Schools). If a student seeks Educational Assistance funds for education through a college/university that is not accredited through SACS, or a comparable regional accreditation organization recognized by the United States Department of Education, they will not be eligible to receive Educational Assistance.
  2. Certifications/re-certifications that are required for the staff member's job or are an enhancement to the current job. Department director or designee will verify approval.

Reimbursement
Reimbursement is awarded per fiscal year for expenses incurred within the fiscal year. Tuition Reimbursement Applications for the current fiscal year are due in Human Resources no later than September 15th. Applications received after the deadline will be processed for the next fiscal year. Employee must submit the request for reimbursement within 45 days of attaining grades or payment will be denied.

Reimbursement Amounts Per Fiscal Year (fiscal year is from 10/1 to 9/30 each year):

Maximum Reimbursement per Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year Is From October 1 to September 30 Each Year
YEARS OF EMPLOYMENT FULL-TIME PART-TIME PRN (>=520 hrs in past 6 mths)
90 days - 2 years: $1,500 $750 $750
2+ years but less than 5 years: $2,000 $1,000 $1,000
5+ years of service: $2,500 $1,200 $1,200

 

Reimbursement amount is awarded based on employment status at the time the application is received. "Years of service" refers to continuous years and are counted by anniversary date at the time the Tuition Reimbursement Application is received.

* See the Education Assistance Policy on Mission On Demand (MOD) for complete details.

Group Advance Tuition Funding

Purpose
To provide financial assistance to a group of employees who are financially unable to pay for a Mission Hospital sponsored course or certification.

Applicant Criteria

  1. Must have successfully completed the 90-day Introductory Employment Period prior to enrolling in a course for which reimbursement is requested.
  2. Must remain employed in good standing during class duration:
  3. No written corrective actions in employment record at time of request or when grades are submitted for reimbursement.
  4. Must have successfully completed any written corrective action prior to request for reimbursement.

Employment Status

  1. Full-time staff.
  2. Part-time staff who are budgeted at .5 FTE or greater.
  3. PRN staff who have worked at least 520 hours during the previous six months.
  4. Current student loan and CAP participants that have not graduated are not eligible for Tuition Reimbursement.

Advance Criteria

  1. Certifications/re-certifications must be required for the staff member’s job or an enhancement to the current job. Department director or designee will verify approval.
  2. Advance tuition payment per employee in the group may not exceed $300.
  3. The funds for tuition payment will be paid directly to the educational institution, not the employees.
  4. The course or certification supervisor will complete and submit the Group Advance Tuition Application. Each employee who participates in the course or certification will be required to sign the Group Advance Tuition Request - Employee Information form.
  5. Failure to comply with any Advance Tuition funding guideline will render the employee ineligible for any future Advance Tuition Funding.