Tuition Assistance Program (TAP)

The Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) is a supplemental educational assistance program for University System of Georgia employees.

TAP provides free tuition and student fees for up to nine (9) credit hours per semester for USG employees who have been full-time, benefits eligible for at least six months prior to the TAP application deadline for the term for which they are applying.

All employees will be required to go through the regular student admissions process prior to applying for TAP and employees must complete a TAP application for each semester in attendance.

Certain courses and programs are ineligible for TAP under Board of Regents policy as follows:
Employees may not enroll in certain programs or courses of study under the TAP policy.  Those ineligible programs, or courses of study, include academic courses in the following professional schools: dental, law, medical, pharmacy, veterinary, or executive/premiere or comparable graduate school programs.  Other ineligible programs, or courses of study, include: workshops, seminars, continuing education courses, management development programs, special examinations for admissions to degree programs, or private consultant refresher courses to take examinations such as C.P.A. certification, admissions examinations, and related types of programs or classes.  Support for these types of programs, may be provided by departmental policies.
The following UGA programs are not eligible for TAP benefits:
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
Juris Doctor
Doctor of Education in Higher Education (Executive)
Doctor of Education in Student Affairs Leadership
Executive MBA
Professional MBA
Master of Industrial-Organizational Psychology
Master of Laws
Master in the Study of Law
Please review all TAP policies, procedures, and other information available on the University System of Georgia (USG) website.
The USG system-wide TAP application form is also available on the USG website.
Application deadlines for TAP are:
Fall             July 15
Spring         November 15
Summer      April 15
TAP forms should be scanned/emailed to

Should you have any questions, please contact Blake Dye at or 706-542-8762.