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Tuition Assistance for State & RF Employees



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The program is available to all Full-Time State & RF 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.

Tuition Assistance for State Employees

UUP Tuition Waiver

Space Available Program

This program is available to UUP members attending a SUNY or Empire State College and is dependent upon space being available.

  1. Employees may request a waiver for one course during the Spring semester, Winter session, Fall semester, and each Summer session.
  2. This waiver may be used in combination with the B-140W state program, however, they may not be used for the same course.
  3. Deadlines for submission are the add/drop periods of each semester.


NYS/UUP Joint Labor-Management Committees

CLEFR Program

NYS/UUP JLMC CLEFR Program reimburses the cost of examinations for first-time certification, licensure, or designation of UUP-represented employees.



Council 82/NYSCOPBA Tuition Reimbursement

Online Course

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.

NYS and CSEA Partnership

Tuition Benefits Program

The Tuition Benefits Program provides educational benefits to CSEA-represented New York State (NYS) employees, enabling them to achieve greater career mobility, qualify for promotional opportunities, improve job skills, and prepare for future state workforce needs. 

CSEAP: (518) 457-6306
LEAP: (800) 253-4332

Please call (631) 632-6180 for assistance.

Statewide Targeted Tuition Programs

You may be eligible for targeted tuition benefits if you are interested in pursuing an in-demand position within NYS Service. These include Commercial Driver's License (CDL), Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC), Information Technology, Nursing, and Welding. Find out if you are eligible for the statewide targeted tuition benefits.  To learn more, visit

HVAC Program

Welding Program


IT Program

CDL Program

Public Employees Federation,(PEF) Reimbursement Programs

Information regarding these program will be posted as soon as it is available.

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Loan Forgiveness


Public Service Employees

The Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF)

PSLF was established to encourage individuals to enter and continue in full-time public service employment. The program allows you to receive forgiveness of the remaining balance of your Direct Loans after you have made 120 qualifying monthly payments while working full time for a qualifying employer. To receive forgiveness, you must remain employed with a qualifying employer at the time you apply for and receive forgiveness for your loans.

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RF Employees (Full-Time)

Student Loan Forgiveness Program

The Research Foundation is a qualifying employer in the federal Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Program. As a full-time RF employee, find out if you meet all of the conditions to qualify :

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