Education Assistance Benefits for Employees
East Tennessee State University is committed to the need for the continued professional growth and development of staff and faculty, and considers support for educational expenses of employees an important vehicle for addressing that need. Educational programs available to employees and their families include:
- Faculty or Administrative/Professional Staff Grant-in-Aid Program
- Faculty, Administrative/Professional, and Clerical Staff Tuition or Maintenance Fee Reimbursement Program
- Fee Waiver/Audit or Non-Credit for TBR/UT System Employees Program
- Fee Discount for Spouse and/or Dependent Children Program
Human Resources will verify the dependent relationship when completing the Request for Fee Discount for Spouse and/or Dependent Children. If your spouse or dependent children are already covered on your insurance through ETSU, you will not need to provide dependent verification. If your spouse and/or dependent children are not covered on your ETSU insurance, you will need to provide the applicable dependent verification documents listed below:
- Spouse: marriage certificate
Dependent Children: birth certificate; or adoption paperwork; or any legal document that establishes guardianship
Dependent Step Children: verification of marriage between employee and spouse and birth certificate of the child showing relationship to the spouse
Concerned about saving to meet the costs of your child's higher education? Discover how you can save with the TN Stars, the State of Tennessee's 529 program. For additional Information, visit http://www.tnstars.com/.
Scholarship Opportunities The Gail Clay Scholarship from the East Tennessee Foundation is available to spouses and children of full-time, non-exempt employees of state-supported, public higher education institutions. Visit the East Tennessee Foundation, Gail Clay Scholarship website for more information.