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Staff Tuition Reimbursement Program (Merit & P&S)


The purpose of the Staff Tuition Reimbursement Program is to encourage continual learning and educational development by providing tuition assistance to eligible Merit and Professional & Scientific staff for course work taken from an accredited post-secondary institution.

4.75 Staff Tuition Reimbursement Program Policy Please view the updated policy to read about eligibility, funding, program requirements and procedure changes.

Academic Year 2019-2020
Maximum Reimbursement Amounts Per Credit Hour (Fall - Summer)
Semester Undergraduate Graduate
Fall $320.00 $458.10
Spring $320.00 $458.10
Summer $320.00 $458.10

UNI has an Educational Assistance Program and per the IRS guidelines (Section 127 of IRC), any reimbursement amounts greater than $5,250 for the calendar year are considered taxable income. Any amount over $5,250 will be reported to Payroll to be calculated as taxable income.


Employer Reimbursement Deferred Payment Option

The deferred payment agreement allows UNI students who qualify for the Staff Tuition Reimbursement Program (STRP) the option of deferring their u-bill until the end of a given semester. The deferment option only allows the UNI student to defer their bill semester by semester. For the Fall semester the u-bill can be deferred until Dec 31st , the Spring semester can be deferred until May 31st, and the Summer can be deferred until July 31st. The deferment applies to the semester in which the tuition is charged. In the event a class goes beyond that semester, the student would be responsible for covering their tuition expenses and when a grade is received for that class the STRP will be processed and paid to the u-bill. If the u-bill is paid in full, a refund will be issued to the student. Deferments are granted on a semester basis only and cannot be extended beyond a given semester. The deferred payment agreement is administered by the Office of Business Operations.

Contact Information

Primary Contact
A. Jay Behnke
HRIS Specialist
(319) 273-2572

Beth Kuehl
HRIS & Benefits Administrator
(319) 273-3425