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Tuition Benefits

The Office of Human Resources administers the Tuition Benefits plans at Dartmouth College. Dartmouth encourages employees to increase their knowledge and skills by taking courses toward completion of a degree or to enhance their knowledge of a particular subject area. The College supports these educational activities through the Tuition Assistance Program and Grant-In-Aid. For a full description of these procedures and eligibility requirements, please contact the Office of Human Resources at 603-646-3411.

Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) -- Tuition Reimbursement

Benefits-eligible employees who are actively at work for one year of continuous regular employment may take courses that have been pre-approved by the administrator of the program. Employees are reimbursed for 100% of the cost of registration and tuition fees, up to a maximum benefit of $2,000 per fiscal year (July 1 - June 30) for successfully completed courses in which they receive a grade of C- or higher for associate or undergraduate courses and B- or higher for graduate courses. Coursework toward a Ph.D., certifications, and seminars are not covered. Courses must be taken from an accredited college or university. The maximum reimbursement is pro-rated for part-time employees. If the employee leaves the College for any reason prior to course completion, tuition assistance is forfeited.

GED/HiSet Tuition Assistance Program

Passing the GED/HiSet tests gives those who did not complete high school the opportunity to earn their high school equivalency credential.

Program Requirements
Benefits-eligible employees who are actively at work for one year of continuous regular employment may take prep courses and exams that have been pre-approved by the administrator of the Tuition Assistance Program. Employees are reimbursed for 100% of the cost of prep courses and exams fees, up to a maximum benefit of $300 per fiscal year (July 1 - June 30) for successfully completed prep courses and exams. Prep courses and exams must be taken from an approved testing center. If the employee leaves the College for any reason prior to completion, tuition assistance is forfeited.

While the links below are for Vermont and New Hampshire, the reimbursement is also available for those employees located in other states. Please follow the links below for costs, prep courses, and test locations in Vermont and New Hampshire.

Vermont Agency of Education
http://education.vermont.gov/ (main website)
http://education.vermont.gov/adult-education/general-educational-development - (GED specific)

New Hampshire Department of Education
http://www.education.nh.gov/ (main website)
http://www.education.nh.gov/career/adult/equivalency-test-test.htm (HiSet specific)
NOTE: New Hampshire's high school equivalency test is called HiSet.

Grant-In-Aid for Dartmouth Courses

Benefits-eligible employees who are actively at work for one year of continuous regular employment may be eligible to receive tuition grant-in-aid for courses at Dartmouth. This benefit includes enrollment in courses offered by Arts and Sciences and the Professional Schools (Geisel School of Medicine, Thayer School of Engineering, and Tuck School of Business). Enrollment in courses offered by the Thayer School of Engineering and Tuck School of Business is limited to two courses in a five-year period and Grant-in-Aid is not offered to matriculating students.

  • Undergraduate courses will receive tuition grant-in-aid for one course per term for full-time employees; pro-rated for less than full-time; 50% for spouses/domestic partners.
  • Graduate courses will receive tuition grant-in-aid for one course per term in a calendar year for full-time employees; pro-rated for less than full-time; 50% for spouses/domestic partners. The maximum tax-free benefit allowed by the IRS is $5,250. Once you have exceeded the $5,250 limit you will be taxed on this benefit as if it were earned income ("imputed income"). 
  • Employee Status Verification Form for Grant-in-Aid Benefits
  • Graduate Tuition Benefits Form

Other Educational Opportunities

Master of Arts in Liberal Studies (MALS)
The M.A.L.S. program was designed for individuals who want to engage in self-directed study in the liberal arts at the graduate level. Dartmouth has offered a Master's Degree Program for adults in Liberal Studies since 1970.

The Master of Arts in Liberal Studies Program at Dartmouth College is designed for students who want to engage in both directed and independent work on subjects that are not bound by the curricula of traditional disciplines.

Employees interested in pursuing a degree through this program should contact MALS admissions.

The Dartmouth Institute
The Institute graduate programs build on a rigorous core curriculum that provides an understanding of the challenges facing the U.S. health care system and a firm grounding in the skills required to measure, organize, and improve public health and health care.

The Institute program offers several concentration and joint-degree options that can be completed on a full or part-time basis. Please visit their website for more information.

 TAP "Lunch and Learn" Sessions

The TAP "Lunch and "Learn sessions provide more details about the Tuition Assistance Program.  For dates, times, and registration, visit the Professional Development Course Catalogue; enter TAP in the "Search Criteria" field.

If you are interested in receiving more information about these programs, please contact the Office of Human Resources at 603-646-3411.

Last Updated: 7/25/14