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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 Program

Apply via the web.

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 Resource Services 120 Crofts Hall, 645-7777.
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 summer 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  
 
  • Apply via the web.
  • Do NOT register through usual student registration
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 Office of the Registrar website.


SUNY B140W Program

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, 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 HR, 120 Crofts Hall, North Campus.
DEADLINES  
  Apply two weeks from the start of classes.

M/C Tuition Reimbursement Program

Download an application.

ELIGIBILITY  
  Management/Confidential employees, working at least half-time, who have a minimum of six months of service prior to the beginning of the course.
COURSES  
  Job-related or career-related credit or non-credit bearing courses offered by approved schools or organizations.
ASSISTANCE  
 
  • 75% of covered tuition expenses
  • Maximum reimbursement of $1750 during any one State fiscal year.
PROCEDURES  
 
DEADLINES  
 

Submit M/C 009 application no later than ten working days after beginning course work.


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 whicprovides 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 Opportunities

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

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