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Reminder: MEA’s Supplemental Tuition Reimbursement Program

In September, MEA announced the creation of a new MEA-sponsored program to assist our members with the costs of continuing education tuition and training.

The purpose of MEA’s Supplemental Tuition Reimbursement Plan is to augment the City’s current tuition reimbursement program, which currently limits reimbursement to $1,000 per fiscal year for tuition or $500 per fiscal year for job-related training and certification.

MEA’s Board of Directors has authorized a $10,000 annual budget to fund supplemental tuition/training reimbursements of up to $500 per employee every 12 months. There are still limited funds remaining in this fiscal year’s budget!

To qualify for MEA’s supplemental plan, applicants must:

  1. Meet the requirements set forth in AR 70.30 (the City’s tuition reimbursement plan), including approval of an educational plan by the appointing authority
  2. Have exhausted the City’s tuition reimbursement limit
  3. Be a MEA member for at least one year at the time of request for reimbursement

To apply, submit a cover letter detailing the request for reimbursement, accompanied by copies of relevant documents, including proof of reimbursement up to City-sponsored limit and proof of payment above that limit by the employee.

Applications for MEA’s program will be reviewed on a first come, first served basis. Qualifying applications will be accepted and funded until the $10,000 budget is exhausted.

For more information, don’t hesitate to call your MEA representative at 619-264-6632.