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One way to increase your self-development and professional growth is by participating in academic, credit-bearing or noncredit courses. The University at Buffalo encourages continuous learning. We offer several options for members of our campus community who are interested in enhancing their skills and knowledge.


UUP Tuition Free

Complete the Online Application for a course offered through the University at Buffalo.

ELIGIBILITY  
  State employees represented by UUP. Both full-time and part-time employees are eligible.

Applicants must maintain their employment status at the University for the duration of the course(s) specified. For more information, contact State Benefits Administration, University Human Resources 120 Crofts Hall, 645-4488.
COURSES  
 

Any SUNY-sponsored credit bearing course; may be taken for credit or no credit. Individual instruction (such as thesis guidance) is not covered. One course per semester or session may be taken, on a space available basis.

ASSISTANCE  
  Full credit hour cost, (outstanding balances in Student Accounts must first be cleared); all fees will be charged to the employee.
PROCEDURES  
             Application for University at Buffalo course:  

        Application for other SUNY school course:
 
  • Contact other SUNY school for application information
  • Waiver forms requiring signature may be sent to University Human Resources, 120 Crofts Hall.
DEADLINES  
 

Applications coincide with the last day to drop/add courses as indicated for each semester and Summer Session on the Student Calendars available on the Student Response Center website.


B140W Tuition Waiver

Download an application.

ELIGIBILITY  
  Applicant must be a University employee with a State, Research Foundation or UBF affiliation, working at least half time, who has a minimum of six months of service prior to the beginning of the course.
COURSES  
  8 credit hours per semester not to exceed 15 per year per person as long as funding lasts. The year for this program is available during summer, fall, winter and spring terms

You may select any four-year SUNY-sponsored course; but the course must be a credit bearing, college course.
ASSISTANCE  
 

Full-time employees (1.0 FTE):

  • 50% tuition routinely waived as long as funding lasts.
  • 100% waived ONLY for State employees if required on their Performance Evaluation on file in Personnel and approved by appropriate VP/Provost.

Part-time employees (.50-.99 FTE):

  • 25% tuition waived. Less than .50 FTE are not eligible.
PROCEDURES  
 
  • Register through the usual course registration.
  • Complete a B140W application
  • Mail the form to University Human Resources, 120 Crofts Hall, North Campus.
DEADLINES
  Applications coincide with the last day to drop/add courses as indicated for each semester and Summer Session on the Student Calendars available on the Student Response Center website.

PEF Professional Development Programs

OVERVIEW  
  The New York State-Public Employees Federation Professional Development Committee (PDC) may offer professional development programs for employees in the Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (PS&T) Unit.

Complete Guidelines

Grant Programs

We support and participate in a variety of initiatives and award programs with our union partners. Various resources and grants are available to eligible individuals interested in taking advantage of these opportunities.

UUP GRANTS
The State of New York and the United University Professions (UUP) have established a grant fund for efforts that impact the quality and productivity of our UUP community. Apply for the grant once you are registered for the course. More information | Program Requirements and Application

GSEU GRANTS
The GSEU and the State of New York have established funds to support professional development activities of our graduate assistants and teaching assistants. Apply for the grant once you are registered for the course. More information | Program Requirements and Application

CSEA GRANTS
The State of New York and CSEA have established a Partnership for Education and Training which provides programs and services for NYS employees and agencies that promote:

  • increased career mobility, workplace safety and health, and job satisfaction;
  • a highly skilled, motivated, and productive workforce committed to excellence in public service; and
  • effective labor-management relationships between State and CSEA representatives.

Apply for the grant once you are registered for the course. More information | Program Requirements and Application


Other Professional Development Programs

UB is committed to providing all employees with learning and development opportunities and the tools to manage their own professional development. Visit our Learning and Development pages where you can review our current schedule of noncredit professional development classes.

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