Tuition support

Must directly relate to your immediate or near future employment opportunities at UFV.

Course fees:

From an accredited post secondary institution
UFV credit courses
UFV Continuing Education
JIBC Conflict Resolution courses
Self-study DVD course

-  Maximum $1,500 (UFV Continuing Studies maximum $400)
-  Provision for textbooks ($250 maximum each course)

Additional tuition support may be available above the $1,500. See the following links for details:

1.    Employee Tuition Waiver Program

2.    Employee Tuition Assistance Program

Additional guidelines

Tuition funding

Course fees and required texts may be approved for funding. UFV credit courses, UFV Continuing Studies and other accredited post-secondary courses outside of UFV which meet JPDC guidelines for professional development of the employee are fundable.

UFV credit course fees/other post-secondary course fees

Course must directly relate to immediate or near future employment opportunities at UFV. Should the request not be related to immediate future employment opportunities at UFV, employees must demonstrate an educational plan tied to qualifications which will lead to future employment opportunities at UFV. Program entrance/application fees will not be reimbursed until proof of program acceptance is submitted.

UFV Continuing Education

Activities taken through the UFV Continuing Education department may be approved up to a maximum of $400 per fiscal year.

Conflict Resolution courses offered by the Justice Institute of BC

All employees may apply to use available In-Service PD funding for these courses. 

Submitting an application

Your application must be submitted to and approved by your supervisor and a scanned copy received at PRIOR to attending an activity or making a PD purchase. Should you submit your PD application after the fact; your application will not be accepted.

Reimbursement of expenses

Once your activity has been approved and the expense has occurred, please refer to the In-Service Professional Development Expense Claim Guidelines and submit the completed Expense claim form to Human Resources. Expenses will be reimbursed once an In-Service Professional Development - POST PD Report (if required) has been submitted to your supervisor for review and signature. Please send scanned copy to HR at

Please note that the original detailed receipt with proof of payment must be included. For example, a visa or debit receipt alone will not be accepted as a valid expense receipt for meals unless accompanied by original restaurant invoice. Third party payments will not be accepted. Allow 4 to 6 weeks for processing of your expense claim form. 

In-Service Professional Development Application Form
In-Service Professional Development criteria and guidelines

Should you have any questions or concerns, please contact‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌ Lee Newbery ‌by email or by phone at 604.504.7441 local 5133.

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