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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 most employees are eligible to begin using their tuition benefit for classes that start immediately after their employment begins.

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).


IMPORTANT CHANGES!

As of September 11, 2014:

  • For college electives, only courses that are reasonably related to your major will be approved. (As an example elective courses such as Astronomy or Music would not be approved).
  • Courses that also will not be approved for reimbursement include, but are not limited to sports, fitness and recreation.

As of April 30, 2014 the application and supporting documents must be submitted no later than 8 weeks after course, seminar or conference completion.

  • For Membership Dues, the application and supporting documents must be submitted within 8 weeks of the dues payment.  Not all bargaining units are eligible for membership dues reimbursement.  Refer to the tuition benefit amounts chart in the Instructions & Guidelines document below.
  • For Certifications and related exams, the application and supporting documents must be submitted within 8 weeks of obtaining the Certification or passing the related exam.  Not all bargaining units are eligible for certification/exam reimbursement.  Refer to the tuition benefit amounts chart n the Instructions & Guidelines document below.
  • For License reimbursement, the application and supporting documents must be submitted within 8 weeks of payment.  Not all bargaining units are eligible for license reimbursement.  Refer to the tuition benefit amounts chart in the Instructions & Guidelines document below.

Please see the entire Administrative Guidelines below for more details...


► HOW TO APPLY FOR TUITION REIMBURSEMENT


►SELF-SERVICE GENERAL INFORMATION and LINKS:


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