Degree and Credit-Bearing Certificate Programs: Tuition Assistance (TA)

City Fund members may receive tuition assistance, which consists of tuition reimbursement and tuition vouchers for courses at City University of New York (CUNY) schools, select State University of New York (SUNY) schools, Monroe College and Touro College. Tuition reimbursement-only may be available for colleges not mentioned here. All tuition assistance is limited to allied health professions, healthcare occupations or job-related programs of study. Undergraduate or advanced-degree programs must be provided by colleges registered with the Department of Education of the state where the school is located, by colleges accredited by New York State or by approved higher-education accrediting agencies.

Undergraduate degree and undergraduate credit-bearing certificate programs

  • Full time – $4,160 per semester/ $8,320 per calendar year
  • Part time – $2,496 per semester/ $4,992 per calendar year

Graduate degree and graduate credit-bearing certificate programs

  • Full time – $2,860 per semester/ $5,640 per calendar year
  • Part time – $2,030 per semester/$3,384 per calendar year

TA Approval/Program Requirements

If you are a first-time applicant for an undergraduate degree, graduate degree and credit-bearing tuition reimbursement or voucher, you must meet with the 1199SEIU City Fund Counselor for approval in order to:

  • Learn whether the course of study you are interested in qualifies for tuition reimbursement or a tuition voucher;
  • Understand the rules related to the reimbursement and voucher process, including academic and completion requirements; and
  • Obtain additional career and academic support.

Tuition Reimbursement:

In order to receive reimbursement once you have completed a course of study, you must complete a General Enrollment Form and submit it along with all required proofs during the appropriate intake period. Required proofs include:

  • Itemized bursar’s receipt indicating tuition costs, fees by name, and payment made in full;
  • Proof of the receipt or denial of financial aid, including award type(s) and amount(s) (not required for graduate students); and
  • An updated college transcript or degree audit indicating major, completed courses, cumulative GPA of at least 2.0, and a grade of “C” or better for any courses for which reimbursement will be approved.

Submit the request for tuition reimbursement by email to [email protected].

Please visit the City Fund website for the appropriate intake period for tuition reimbursement and tuition vouchers: