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Tuition & Training Programs at a Glance

Use the chart below to compare the STRP, STAP and TGP.

  Staff Training Assistance Program
(STAP)
Staff Tuition Reimbursement Program
(STRP)
Tuition Grant Program
(TGP)
Program Overview

STAP provides reimbursement for training activities directly related to your job or career development efforts.

Learn more about STAP

Watch STAP Overview Video

STRP provides partial or full reimbursement of tuition costs for your undergraduate or graduate degree programs.

Learn more about STRP

Watch STRP Overview Video

TGP helps you pay for the cost of an undergraduate college education for your eligible dependent children.

Learn more about TGP

Watch TGP Overview Video

Eligibility

Regular or fixed-term employees working 50 percent time or greater, eligible beginning the first day of employment, including:

✓ Staff

✓ Bargaining unit employees

✓ Academic teaching staff

Faculty temporary employees and retirees are not eligible.

Regular or fixed-term employees working 50 percent time or greater, with one year of eligible service, including:

✓ Staff

✓ Bargaining unit employees

✓ Academic teaching staff

Faculty, temporary employees and retirees are not eligible.

Regular or fixed-term employees working 50 percent time or greater, with five years of eligible service, including:

✓ Staff

✓ Bargaining unit employees

✓ Academic teaching staff

✓ Faculty, Hoover Senior Fellows and senior staff are eligible for TGP when your appointment begins if you are in a university appointment of six months or longer.

✓ Retirees. The amount of TGP coverage will be determined when you retire.

Temporary employees are not eligible.

What is Paid or Reimbursed

✓ Tuition and registration fees

✓ Required course textbooks, CD's or tapes

✓ Stanford Health Improvement Program classes (designated classes only)

✓ Continuing Studies courses

✓ Information Technology courses

✓ Seminars and workshops associated with professional conferences may also be eligible

✓ Tuition and covered fees

✓ Required books, supplies and equipment

✓ Non-Taxable payments (child is claimed as dependent on tax return) are made directly to the eligible institution upon receipt of invoice from the institution.

✓Taxable Payments (child is not claimed as dependent on tax return) will be reimbursed upon receipt of proof of payment from the employee / student.

Maximum Amount Payable

STAP funds are available on a fiscal year basis and available for use between September 1 thru August 31. Any unused STAP funds will not roll over into the next fiscal year. Reimbursement is based on start date of the course and not registration date. For example, if you register for a course in August and the class has a start date in October, funds will be taken from your STAP fund balance in the current fiscal year.

$800 for regular staff

$700 for employees who are covered by the SEIU Collective Bargaining Agreement

$5,250 each fiscal year (September 1 to August 31)

Reimbursements are pro-rated for eligible staff working less than full time

TGP pays for tuition (up to one-half of Stanford's tuition for the current academic year) toward up to four years of course work required for an undergraduate degree for a maximum of 12 quarters or eight semesters of eligible attendance.

How to Apply

Get approval from your supervisor before registering for the course or program.

Launch STRP Portal

Submit Application

  • An application must be submitted each year the child attends an eligible institution.
  • SLAC employees must submit applications to the SLAC Benefits Office.