The university recognizes the value of general education for its employees. In order to encourage and support the pursuit of education, article 24.4 of the collective agreement allows employees to apply for additional tuition funds if they have already expended their in-service professional development fund and their training & development allowance towards tuition for their approved professional development activity.
Permanent non-probationary faculty or staff are eligible to apply to the tuition assistance program. Tuition assistance funds granted to faculty can be used for masters or Ph.Ds, and funding for staff can be used for accredited post-secondary programs such as certificates, diplomas, degrees and masters. Faculty and staff may also use the tuition assistance funds for program-related required books.