Reminder: MEA’s Supplemental Tuition Reimbursement Program
We want to remind all members about MEA’s Supplemental Tuition Reimbursement Program, aimed at assisting 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 limits reimbursement to $2,000 per fiscal year for tuition or job-related training and certification.
Under MEA’s supplemental plan, members are eligible to receive an additional $500 per employee every 12 months. There are still funds remaining in this fiscal year’s MEA budget, so if you think you are eligible, please submit an application to MEA!
To qualify for MEA’s supplemental plan, applicants must:
- 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
- Have exhausted the City’s $2,000 tuition reimbursement limit
- Be a MEA member for at least one year at the time of the 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 the City-sponsored limit and proof of payment above that limit by the employee.
For more information, please don’t hesitate to call Nichole Johnson at MEA at 619-264-6632.