Changes to UVA Ed Benefits—Support to Get You There Faster

December 13, 2016

Changes to UVA Ed Benefits—Support to Get You There Faster

After receiving feedback from the Staff Senate and to better align with the Cornerstone Plan, the University of Virginia is piloting changes to the Education Benefit in 2017 to increase funding for employees taking courses toward a degree. Modeling UVA’s values of lifelong learning, the Cornerstone Plan guides us to invest in employees to foster a culture of excellence and achievement.

This is good news as employees set learning and development goals for the New Year, and look to the School of Continuing and Professional Studies to meet those goals!

Here are the details for the pilot program:

NEW! Increased Tuition Benefit (total of $4,360 per year) for employees enrolled in college credit courses, working towards an Associate’s, Bachelor’s, Master’s, or Doctoral degree, or a for-credit certificate program.  

REVISED Professional Development Benefit ($2,000 per year) for courses, certification training, and conferences that enhance the staff/faculty member’s contribution to the University. In order to assess professional development opportunities, they must meet one or more of these criteria:

  • Job-related
  • Career growth-related
  • Developmental opportunity outlined in the staff/faculty member’s development plan;  for staff, the development plan is part of the Lead@UVa performance management process.
SCPS offers degrees and certificates that employees can earn while using their UVA Ed Benefit.