Spelman recognizes that the skills and knowledge of its employees
are critical to the success of the College. The tuition assistance
program encourages personal development through formal education so
that employees can maintain and improve job-related skills or enhance
their ability to compete for reasonably attainable jobs within Spelman.
Spelman will provide educational assistance to all eligible
employees who have completed one (1) year of service in an eligible
employment classification. To maintain eligibility employees must
remain on the active payroll and be performing their job satisfactorily
through completion of each course. Employees in the following employee
classification(s) are eligible for educational assistance:
Regular full-time employees
Individual courses or courses that are part of a degree, licensing,
or certification program must be related to the employee's current job
duties or a foreseeable-future position in the organization in order to
be eligible for educational assistance. Spelman has the sole discretion
to determine whether a course relates to an employee's current job
duties or a foreseeable-future position.
Employees may take no more than one (1) academic course at a time.
There is a limit of four (4) credits per semester or equivalent. The
course must be taken at an accredited college, university, or technical
school which is eligible under federally insured student loan programs.
Courses must be approved and budgeted for, in advance of enrollment.
Interested employees should request their managers to include the cost
of attending class in the annual budgeting process. If funds are not
budgeted, the request for assistance may be denied.
Upon proof of successful completion with a minimum grade of
"C", the College will reimburse for one-half of the cost of
tuition, not to exceed $500 in any one (1) fiscal year. Employees
should contact the Office of Human Resources for more information or
questions about educational assistance.
While educational assistance is expected to enhance employee's
performance and professional abilities, Spelman cannot guarantee that
participation in formal education will entitle the employee to
automatic advancement, a different job assignment, or pay increases.
Additionally, funds are limited based on the College's financial
Policy No. 314 Effective Date:
9/1/2000 Revision Date: 6/1/2002