• TAAAC Members (Negotiated Master Agreement, Article 9

     Other stipulations apply that are not noted in this chart. See specific information below and your negotiated agreement.


    General college tuition

    (includes partnership programs)    

    Max 6 credits per reimbursement year

    Up to $250.00 per credit

    Advanced Degree in a Critical Shortage Area

    Max 18 credits per reimbursement year

    Up to UMD graduate rate per credit

    Maximum 6 credits per semester



    Unit I - Requirements, Limitations, and Programs

    • Reimbursed for coursework taken to meet certification requirements or for professional improvement related to the Unit I member’s current assignment or anticipated assignment in the school system. Courses must be completed and tuition reimbursement must be received while the employee is on active service with the Board.
    • Reimbursed for a maximum of six (6) semester hours of college credit (this includes partnership courses) per reimbursement year (see the main webpage for what constitutes a reimbursement year). The rate of payment for courses completed shall be up to $250.00 per semester hour based upon actual tuition fees.
    • Must earn a grade of B or better.
    • A member who has resigned prior to the reimbursement will not be eligible for payment. However, if the member is reemployed within five (5) years, the member becomes eligible for the full amount that would have been received for uninterrupted services.

    Special Program - Advanced Degree in a Critical Shortage Area

    Partnership/Cohort participantsPDS Program and IHE Partnerships  

    • Courses that are paid by a partnership arrangement with a college, such as those courses listed in the Staff Development course booklets, may not be submitted for reimbursement.
    • These courses count toward the reimbursement credit maximum per the Unit agreement.
    • Any questions regarding Partnership/Cohort programs contact the Office of College/University Partnerships at 410-721-8380.


    Under Section 127 of the Internal Revenue Code (IRC, Subtitle A, Chapter 1, Subchapter B, Part III, Section 127), tuition reimbursement amounts over $5,250 in a calendar year are subject to tax. Tuition reimbursement above $5,250 in any calendar year will be paid as a taxable event with the appropriate taxes withheld and will be reported in Box 1 of your W-2 as part of your wages as required under Section 127 of the IRS Code.