Learning and Development

Campus Address
121-51 USB
Mailing Address

121 University Services Building, Suite 51
Iowa City, IA 52242-1911
United States

The Tuition Assistance program allows eligible faculty and staff to apply for financial assistance to help defray the cost of tuition (excluding other fees) for one college credit course (up to four semester hours). This online application process is available via the Employee Self Service site. Located under My Career Learning & Development - Tuition Assistance Application, eligible applicants complete and send the application through the Workflow System for approval and processing.

If you are employed by UI Health Care, and not eligible for the UI tuition program, please visit the UI Health Care Tuition Reimbursement Program website for details and contact information regarding that program. 

Eligibility Requirements

  • Must be appointed to a "regular appointment”, 50% time or greater; and
  • Must be employed one continuous year by the application deadline in a "regular" appointment.


Faculty and staff must remain available for regularly scheduled work hours. Any accommodations or modifications related to work hours for classes require approval of the employing unit.

Faculty and staff must be continuously employed during the duration of the course in order to be eligible for tuition assistance through this program.

Tuition assistance must be used during the semester for which it is awarded. If awarded, but the faculty/staff member withdraws from the course, the funds will be reverted to the Tuition Assistance Program and the faculty/staff member is responsible for any fees. Please notify UI Learning & Development if a class is being dropped. Failure to do so may result in the denial of assistance by this program in the future.

Please keep in mind that limited funds are available. We ask that employees take seriously their commitment toward the completion of each course funded by this program.