Tuition Assistance Program
January 1, 2015
Tuition Assistance funds, up to a maximum of $1700.00 per year per eligible worker, are available for credit or non-credit courses provided by schools listed in the current "Accredited Institutions of Post-Secondary Education" or by private occupational/vocational schools recognized by state boards of vocational education. For states without state boards of vocational education, and for other exceptions, the Institute for Career Development will make a determination as to the eligibility of a provider not included in the current "Accredited Institutions of Post-Secondary Education" to receive tuition assistance funds.
ICD is funded on a calendar year basis. Tuition assistance is available for the current calendar year only. Students must apply for tuition assistance prior to attending any class at any institution. The annual limit of $1700.00 per eligible worker is not cumulative. Individuals may not carry forward unused portions of their tuition assistance for use in later years. Tuition Assistance is available on a first come - first served basis. If a steelworker receives reimbursement from any other source, no duplication of payment will be made for that member.
The use of such funds will be limited to tuition costs, the costs of mandated books, and the payment of course-related fees such as required lab fees. Career Development funds will not be used to pay for such things as monetary incentives, parking fees, non-required books, or subscriptions to periodicals. In addition, the use of Career Development funds for the purchase of such items as personal computers, sets of tools, firearms or kits, engine analyzers, or any engine repair equipment, even if such equipment is associated with a given course, is prohibited. Neither may Career Development Programs funds be used for equipment rental fees, such as aircraft, boat, welding, or scuba gear rental.
Tuition assistance funds may be used for either degree-seeking or non-degree-seeking courses. However, classes or courses with the primary purpose of recreation or personal enjoyment, rather than career or educational development (e.g., Weight Watchers, golf, and martial arts), are not eligible for tuition assistance funding.
Students are required to submit a statement of course completion (grades, certificate of completion or letter from the institution) to the Program Coordinator to be eligible for further Tuition Assistance.
All information received from you by the Career Development Center is considered "confidential information." Confidential information will remain under lock and key at all times when not in use and will not be released to anyone without your written consent.