Education Benefits Overview

Dieticians

Continuing Education (CE)

  • Up to $750 per calendar year, which includes:
    • Fund-sponsored seminars (at no out-of-pocket cost)
    • CE Direct (at no out-of-pocket cost)
    • CE Reimbursement (offered by external CE providers)

Licensure/Certification Fees

  • Up to $179 every three years for New York State licensure fee
  • Up to $60 annually for Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) credentialing fee
Microbiologists, Laboratory Technologists, Laboratory Technicians, Phlebotomy Technicians, Hospital Technicians

Continuing Education (CE)

  • Up to $750 per calendar year, which includes:
    • Fund-sponsored seminars (at no out-of-pocket cost)
    • CE Direct (at no out-of-pocket cost)
    • CE Reimbursement (offered by external CE providers)

Licensure/Certification Fees

  • Up to $196 every three years for New York State licensure fee
Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs)

Continuing Education (CE)

  • Up to $750 per calendar year, which includes:
    • Fund-sponsored seminars (at no out-of-pocket cost)
    • CE Direct (at no out-of-pocket cost)
    • CE Reimbursement (offered by external CE providers)

Licensure/Certification Fees

  • Up to $73 every three years for New York State licensure fee
Pharmacists

Continuing Education (CE)

  • Up to $750 per calendar year, which includes:
    • Fund-sponsored seminars (at no out-of-pocket cost)
    • CE Direct (at no out-of-pocket cost)
    • CE Reimbursement (offered by external CE providers)

Licensure/Certification Fees

  • Up to $224 every three years for New York State licensure fee

Degree and Credit-bearing Certificate Programs: Tuition Assistance

For all of the above job titles.

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

  • Eligible for tuition assistance to be paid at no more than the CUNY undergraduate per-credit rate, plus approved fees for up to 24 credits per calendar year. The student must provide proof that he/she has applied for financial aid. Denial of financial aid does not affect your benefit.

Graduate Degree and Graduate Credit-bearing Certificate Programs

  • Paid at no more than the CUNY graduate per-credit rate, plus approved fees for up to 12 credits per calendar year. There is no financial aid application requirement.

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.

Eligibility

You must be an 1199SEIU member continuously employed for at least one year in a bargaining unit position at NYC Health + Hospitals or a New York City mayoral agency. Full-time employees are eligible to receive 100 percent of the education and training benefits. Part-time employees are eligible to receive up to 60 percent of the education and training benefits. Part-time employees are required to work a minimum of 70 hours in a 28-day cycle.

For more information, please contact:

1199SEIU/City of New York Education, Child and Eldercare Fund

498 Seventh Avenue
New York, NY 10018-0009

Monday – Tuesday: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Wednesday: 8:00 am – 7:00 pm
Thursday – Friday: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

CityFund@1199Funds.org

(212) 894-4339

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