Educational assistance

Purpose

The purpose of this Policy is to establish the means by which eligible, full-time faculty may receive educational assistance for advanced course work at other educational institutions.

Policy

The University may reimburse a full-time faculty member 50% of the tuition cost for advanced course work at other educational institutions, provided that:

  1. At least one year of service has been completed as a full-time member of the University faculty;
  2. Such course work is considered relevant to the faculty member’s professional responsibilities at Lynn University;
  3. Prior approval for each course or program has been obtained in writing from the appropriate Dean and the Vice President for Academic Affairs;
  4. The faculty member submits an official transcript and tuition payment receipt after completion of the course(s); and
  5. The faculty member remains in good standing at the institution attended.

In addition to the above, full-time faculty are eligible to participate in the Educational Benefit Programs Policy.

It is the policy of Lynn University that an Educational Assistance Program is considered to be a privilege and not a right. As such, participants must be pre-approved, funds must be available, and participants must sign an Education Assistance Program Contract. Normally, the participant must agree to either (a) continue in the service of Lynn University for a minimum of one year for each year (or equivalent thereof) of benefits utilized; or (b) reimburse Lynn University for the costs incurred. These terms will be specified in the contract.

Definitions

Not Applicable.

Procedures/Guidelines

See Policy statement above.

To learn more about this policy or the supporting procedures, please contact Academic Affairs.

Policy updated on: Oct. 24, 2018