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Tuition Reimbursement Information & Guidelines
 

The Tuition Reimbursement program is a benefit available to all full-time MDC employees. The primary objective is to encourage employees to complete a degree. Employees must enroll in accredited institutions in credit courses that relate to their current position or promotional opportunities, or that help them further their professional development.

The deadlines for submitting a Tuition reimbursement form are as follows:

 

Semester

Dates (approximations)

Applications Deadlines

Grades Due to HR for Reimbursement

Fall 2013-1

August 26, 2013 December 20, 2013

September 30, 2013

January 31, 2014

Spring 2013-2

January 7, 2014 May 2, 2014

February 10, 2014

May 30, 2014

Summer 2013-3 (A)

May 12, 2014– June 20, 2014

June 12, 2014

August 29, 2014

Summer 2013-4 (B)

June 23, 2014 August 1, 2014

July 23, 2014

August 29 , 2014

The employee must submit the following to Human Resources:

  1. A completed Tuition Reimbursement form to Human Resources, Benefits Department, Kendall Campus (see deadlines above)
  2. An official grade report with official seal or transcript showing successful completion of the course along with the approved application to Human Resources according to the above schedule.
  3. Reimbursement will not be made for courses offered by MDC or courses paid by grants or scholarships

Reimbursement will be made only for courses completed at regionally accredited institutions of higher education (Instructional and non-instructional employees) or State or county approved training sites or vocational training centers (non-instructional employees only). Tuition will be reimbursed at the prevailing rate charged per semester credit by FIU State rate 2004-2005 for undergraduate courses and/or for graduate courses, as applicable.

Non-Instructional course load is limited to eight (8) semester credits per MDC term (Fall, Spring, Summer A/B combined).

Instructional course load is limited to a maximum of 24 credits per academic year, except for persons on personal leave for educational purposes.

Your application will be reviewed and returned to you indicating if eligibility criteria are met

You must advise the Human Resources, Benefits Department office at HRBCIS@mdc.edu if changes in your course schedule occur after your application has been approved.

Tuition reimbursement for graduate level courses is excluded from wages up to the federal limits for educational assistance.

Tuition Reimbursement for undergraduate level courses is treated as a non-taxable benefit. Congress will re-examine the financing of this provision and may or may not extend tuition reimbursement as a non-taxable benefit.

Please contact the Benefits Department at HRBCIS@mdc.edu if you have any questions about the Tuition Reimbursement Program.
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