Reimbursement for Career-Related PhD Program Reimbursement (Units II, V & VI)

  • Unit II, V & VI members are eligible for enhanced reimbursement if enrolled in an approved career-related doctoral program. This program must be approved by the Executive Director of Human Resources. The rate of reimbursement is up to a maximum of $2,450 per academic year or up to 9 credits per school year with the limit of only one (1) course per semester except by advance approval of the Superintendent. To apply for the Doctoral Program, you may access the form here.

    All information requested on the form is required including an initialed acknowledgement of each statement on the form. A short written statement of how the Doctoral program will enhance your expertise on your job must be included. A copy of the proposed Doctoral program signed by the college advisor is also required. Submit all necessary items together to TUITION REIMBURSEMENT, HUMAN RESOURCES. The Executive Director of Human Resources reviews all requests. The employee will receive verification of the approval to include the date of approval as the Doctoral program reimbursement begins only after that date of approval. All reimbursements requested prior to the approval date will be paid at the standard reimbursement rate for Unit I.


    Effective 1/1/2023, 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