CITY OF MILWAUKEE TUITION BENEFIT PROGRAM
- All eligible employees must apply for reimbursement online via employee self-service.
- The self-service online application is only to be used for the reimbursement of tuition paid out-of-pocket by the employee.
The City provides a tuition benefit (reimbursement) program to help employees do their present job more effectively and to prepare for promotional and transfer opportunities within City of Milwaukee government. The amount of tuition available depends upon the particular union or employee group to which an employee belongs. Most full-time employees are eligible for up to $1200 per calendar for tuition and required textbooks, and are eligible to begin using their tuition benefit immediately for classes that began on or after their start date. Part-time employees with at least 20 hours per week are eligible for pro-rated tuition benefits.
To qualify for reimbursement, courses must be directly related to your present position or to a reasonable promotional/transfer opportunity within City of Milwaukee government (not including MPS). If pursuing a college degree, your “major” must be directly related to your present position or to a reasonable promotional/transfer opportunity within City of Milwaukee government (not including MPS).
HOW TO APPLY FOR TUITION REIMBURSEMENT
Reimbursements are approved for courses, seminars or conferences that are job or promotion related within City of Milwaukee government (not including MPS). If you are pursuing a certificate program or college degree, the major must be job or promotion related. For course electives, only courses that are reasonably related to your major or certificate, your present position, or to a promotional opportunity will be approved. (As an example, electives such as astronomy, music, religion would not be approved.)
- Courses that also will not be approved for reimbursement include, but are not limited to sports, fitness and recreation.
- Real Estate courses must be directly job related.
Please see the Administrative Guidelines for more information.
SELF-SERVICE GENERAL INFORMATION: