Education Funds

Educational Assistance for staff at U of T

Educational Assistance Fund for Unionized staff at U of T

For Courses taken outside of U of T

Overview

Staff benefit intended to help employees offset some costs associated with continuing education.

 

Process

Applications for approval should be submitted to Centre for Learning, Leadership & Culture (LLC) at least 1 week prior to registration.


Applications are submitted on a course-by-course basis.


On approved applications money goes directly to employee upon successful completion of the course.


Final documents required after successful course completion – final grade, proof of payment, account summary.


Payment will be issued via direct –deposit upon LLC receiving all requested back-up documentation.


All applications must be processed in the same academic year as the course/courses occurred.

 

Coverage

Covers : 50% cost of tuition only before any miscellaneous fees or taxes for undergraduate certificates, diplomas, and degrees taken on a part-time basis outside of U of T at recognized educational institutions.

Not Covered: Masters degrees or graduate level certificates.

 

Application

 

Eligibility

Employees holding appointments whether full-time, part-time of 25 percent or more, or sessional can apply for reimbursement.  In the case of part-time employees, for the first three years’ continuous service, the funding is pro-rated in accordance with the part-time appointment. 

 

Educational Assistance Fund for PM/Conf./RA

For Courses taken outside of U of T

Overview

Staff benefit intended to help employees offset some costs associated with continuing education at recognized post-secondary institutions.

 

Process

Applications for approval should be submitted to LLC at least 1 week prior to registration.


Applications are submitted on a course-by-course basis.


On approved applications money goes directly to employee upon successful completion of the course.


Final documents required after successful course completion – final grade, proof of payment, account summary.


Payment will be issued via direct –deposit upon LLC receiving all requested back-up documentation.


All applications must be processed in the same academic year as the course/courses occurred.

Coverage

Covers: 50% cost of tuition only before any miscellaneous fees or taxes to a maximum of $1500 / academic year for certificates, diplomas, undergraduate and master’s degrees taken on a part-time basis outside of U of T at recognized post-secondary educational institutions.

Eligibility

Employees holding appointments whether full-time, part-time of 25 percent or more, or sessional can apply for reimbursement.  In the case of part-time employees, for the first three years’ continuous service, the funding is pro-rated in accordance with the part-time appointment. 

 

Staff Tuition Waiver

For Courses taken within the U of T including the School of Continuing Studies

Overview

Tuition Wavier forms are available on the HR & Equity website for all Unionized staff at U of T for Internal U of T degrees and School of Continuing Studies courses.

Link to the form site can be found here

For questions relating to the staff tuition waiver, please contact your HR rep directly.
 

Professional Development Fund

Departmental benefit: covers conferences, workshops/seminars taken outside of the U of T

Overview

Departmental benefit meant to help departments offset some costs associated with sending appointed employees outside of the U of T to conferences of up to (one week duration) or less, workshops / seminars (max. of three consecutive days).

Professional Development fund is available to all departments.

Note: PD does not apply to staff members who have access to the PERA fund.

Process

Applications for approval should be submitted to LLC at least 1 week prior to registration.


On approved applications money goes directly to department account after the conference, workshop or seminar.


Documents required after the event – proof of payment along with completed event evaluation form.


All applications must be processed in the same fiscal year as the event occurred.

Coverage

Covers: 60% cost of registration only to a maximum of $300 (unionized staff) and $500 (PM / Conf. staff).

Not Covered: Courses. e.g. Building Codes and Regulation certificate, etc.

Conference Fund

For Research Associates & Senior Research Associates

Overview

Departmental benefit meant to help departments offset some costs associated with sending RA and SRAs to conferences.

Conference fund available to all departments.

Process

Applications for approval should be submitted to LLC at least 1 week prior to registration.


On approved applications money goes directly to the department after the conference.


Documents required after the conference – completed/processed expense reimbursement form with all supporting documents and completed event evaluation form.


All applications must be processed in the same fiscal year as the event occurred.

Coverage

Covers cost of registration, hotel and travel to a maximum of $1000 / fiscal year / employee. On approved applications money goes directly to department account after conference.

Supplemental Professional Development Fund

for PM 6 to 11

Overview

Departmental benefit meant to help departments offset some costs associated with sending Professional Managerial Staff levels 6-11 on professional development training.

Supplemental Professional Development Fund PM 6-11 is available to all departments.

Process

Applications for approval should be submitted to LLC at least 1 week prior to registration.


Documents required after the event – completed/processed expense reimbursement form with all supporting documents and completed event evaluation form, certificate of completion or final grade


All applications must be processed in the same fiscal year as the event occurred.

Coverage

Eligible expenses: conference, workshop, course registration, travel and accommodation costs up to a maximum of $5000 / fiscal year / eligible employee.

On approved applications money goes directly to department account after event.

Application

For more information go to Supplemental Prof. Dev Fund

CONTACT

For Questions relating to these funds, please email llc.funds@utoronto.ca