Tuition Assistance for State Employees

B-140W Tuition Assistance Program

The program is available to all Full-time State employees attending a SUNY or Empire State College. A percentage of the tuition for three (3) credits may be waived each Spring and Fall semesters, based on career-relatedness and availability of funds. View the B-140W form and instructions.

UUP Certification and Licensure Exam Fee Reimbursement Program (CLEFR)

CLEFR offers reimbursement for the cost of exam fees for first time certification, licensure, or designation of UUP-Represented employees for exams that begin during the period of January 1, 2021-December 31, 2021.

Program Highlights and Application

UUP Tuition Waiver Space Available Program

This program is available to UUP members attending a SUNY or Empire State College. The program is dependent upon space being available. Employees may request a waiver for one course during the Spring semester, Winter session, Fall semester, and each Summer session. This waiver may be used in combination with the B-140W state program, however, they may not be used for the same course. Deadlines for submission are the add/drop periods of each semester. Download the UUP Assistance Eligibility Form.

Management Confidential (M/C) Employees

M/C Online Course
Free online courses for M/C employees. Course topics include broad range of professional and personal development. May offer Continuing Education Units (CEU's).

Visit the state website for additional information.

Council 82 / NYSCOPBA Tuition Reimbursement

April 1 through March 31 state fiscal year, allows up to $1,200 tuition reimbursement for qualified applicants when funding is available. Refunds are processed yearly and distributed by the state.

Please call (631) 632-6180 for assistance.

CSEA Tuition Assistance - NYS CSEA Partnership for Education and Training

A tuition benefit program providing educational benefits to CSEA represented employees.

CSEAP: (518) 457-6306

LEAP: (800) 253-4332


Please call (631) 632-4501 for assistance.

PS&T (PEF) Tuition Assistance

For information please call Training and Development at (631) 632-4501.