Tuition Assistance Program (TAP)

The USG and its institutions encourage full-time faculty, staff, and administrators to participate in development activities and study by remitting tuition for those activities that have been authorized by the employee’s institution. Participation in the Tuition Assistance Program shall be available to full-time, benefits-eligible employees who have successfully completed at least six months of employment in a benefits-eligible position as of the date of the Tuition Assistance Program application deadline for the desired academic semester.

Full-time employees who meet the applicable admissions standards and who have received appropriate prior authorization from their institution may enroll in up to nine academic semester credit hours for each of the three designated semester periods: fall semester, spring semester, and summer semester.

Student status will be secondary to employee status in all considerations, including student fee waivers. Tuition assistance is the waiver of tuition and the waiver of certain fees. Tuition waivers for employees participating in the Tuition Assistance Program will be applied as follows effective January 1, 2018:

The Board approved applicable face-to-face or online tuition rate will be waived in full for all undergraduate and graduate programs and classes eligible under the Tuition Assistance Program.

Tuition Assistance Program participation will be granted on a space-available basis. For limited-slot enrollment programs, approval must be granted by the teaching institution. An employee must receive a grade of C or better in each approved Tuition Assistance Program academic course.

The following programs are not eligible for the Tuition Assistance Program waiver:

  1. Dental
  2. Medical
  3. Pharmacy
  4. Veterinary
  5. Law
  6. Executive total cost programs
The following UGA programs are not eligible for TAP benefits:
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
Juris Doctor
Doctor of Education in Higher Education (Executive)
Executive MBA
Professional MBA
Master of Laws
Master in the Study of Law
Master of Arts in Industrial Organizational Psychology
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 (PDF) 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.