LTU recognizes that the skills and knowledge of its employees are critical to the success of the organization. The educational 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 LTU. The University's educational assistance program has two components - (1) Tuition Waiver (Undergraduate) and (2) Tuition Reimbursement (Graduate or other Professional Development).

 

Tuition Waiver Program

Undergraduate

The Tuition Waiver Program for undergraduate is intended to provide eligible employees, their spouses and dependents with the opportunity to further their education/career development or pursue vocational interests. 

Full-time employees/re-hires are eligible for a tuition and application fee waiver to attend LTU undergraduate classes following the first semester after date of hire as shown below:  

  • Maximum of fifteen (15) credit hours per academic year; and
  • Not to exceed six (6) credit hours or two (2) classes in any one semester.

LTU full-time/re-hires employee’s spouse and dependent children (defined as children who are currently claimed on the employees IRS form 1040 or 1040EZ) will also be eligible for undergraduate tuition waivers as shown below:

  • After one year of service, 50% waiver of tuition and fees per academic year
  • After two years of service, 100% waiver of tuition and fees per academic year

Part-time/re-hire employees are eligible for a tuition and application fee waiver to attend LTU undergraduate classes after the completion of five years of service as shown below:

  • Maximum of fifteen (15) credits hour per academic year; and
  • Not to exceed two (2) classes or six (6) credit hours per semester.

Note:  Adjunct and staff employees who works less than 30 hours per week.

  • A year of service for a part-time employee is defined as one calendar year during which part-time employee has worked a total of seven hundred (700) hours.
  • A year of service for part-time faculty is defined as one calender year in which the instructor teaches at least two (2) academic semester.

LTU part-time/re-hire employee’s spouse and dependent children (defined as children who are currently claimed on the employees IRS form 1040 or 1040EZ) will also be eligible for undergraduate tuition waivers as shown below:

  • After five years of service, 50% waiver of tuition and fees per calendar year
  • After eight years of service, 75% waiver of tuition and fees per calendar year
  • After twelve years of service, 100% waiver of tuition and fees per calendar year

Full-time or part-time employees re-hired within twelve months of their termination date or last day worked will be credited with their previous years of employment.

Tuition Reimbursement Program

Graduate or Other Professional Development

The University may provide Tuition Reimbursement or a Forgiveness Loan to full-time employees only for graduate, doctoral, seminar and other professional development courses related to the employee's current job duties or a foreseeable future position at the University. Continuing Education courses are not covered.

Employees/re-hires must be full-time and have received a passing grade of C or higher in all course work.  Adjunct faculty, part-time or employee’s spouse or dependent are not eligible. Employees will receive tuition reimbursement as shown below:

  • Maximum of six (6) credit hours per calendar year; and
  • Not to exceed (1) class or three (3) credit hours per semester
  • The maximum tuition reimbursement is $2000 per calendar year for other professional development is permitted if employee’s supervisor has an approved budget.
  • Participation in the Forgiveness Loan program (requires appropriate approval).

More information about the program is available in the Employee Handbook Administrators, Faculty and Staff.

 

How to Apply

Complete the following application for Educational Assistance:

 Questions? Email personnel@ltu.edu    


Limitations

Lawrence Tech in its sole discretion may modify, amend, or terminate the benefits provided with respect to any individual receiving benefits, including active employees, retirees, and their dependents. Although the university has elected to provide these benefits this year, no individual has a vested right to any of the benefits provided. Nothing in these materials gives any individual the right to continued benefits beyond the time the university modifies, amends, or terminates the benefit. Anyone seeking or accepting any of the benefits provided will be deemed to have accepted the terms of the benefits programs and the university's right to modify, amend or terminate them.

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