2021 Spring Semester Application Period Opens Early on October 15, 2020 

  • AUHS & AUMC employees apply with Christy Roca at croca@augusta.edu.
  • Augusta University Spring 2021 applications for the Tuition Assistance Program will be accepted early this semester.
  • Applicants will be able to submit a completed TAP application from October 15 to November 15.
  • All applicants must be accepted at one of the USG teaching institutions before submitting a TAP application.
  • TAP applications will be completed (accessible only during the application periods) online and can be accessed through the Apply For TAP link

Apply for TAP

Contact Us

AU TAP Coordinator

Kelli Gonzalez-Brooks

TAP@augusta.edu


AUHS & AUMC

Christy Roca

croca@augusta.edu

706-721-3634

Application Periods

The TAP Application link is only open during these periods.

Please note: If the end date should fall on the weekend, applications will be due on the Friday prior to that date.

Fall Semester:

calendar-check icon   July 1-15 

Spring Semester:

calendar-check icon   November 1-15

*2021 Spring Semester opens October 15, 2020

Summer Semester:

calendar-check icon   April 1-15

Important Links

TAP Policy

Registration Dates

Eligible Schools

Coordinators

TAP Application

Only Available during TAP Application Periods

Part-Time Nursing Faculty TAP Application

Only Available during TAP Application Periods

Out-of-State Tuition Waiver [PDF]

Out-of-State Employees Only

Employment Verification Request Form [PDF]

FAQs

Important TAP Information

The Board of Regents and Augusta University are committed to helping University employees pursue growth and development. The Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) is designed to promote professional growth and development of full-time University employees and part-time nursing faculty of the College of Nursing.

Definition

 

Tuition assistance is the waiver of up to nine (9) hours of tuition and certain fees per semester for employees, who are enrolled in courses on the Augusta University campus and at other University System of Georgia (USG) institutions.

The Process

 

One USG Schools

Apply to an eligible USG School and get accepted. Complete Regular Student Admissions Process.

Apply for TAP for Each Semester in Attendance

Only open during the semester's application period. 

Who is Eligible?

 

You must first be accepted into an eligible program or institution before applying for TAP.

The Tuition Assistance Program is available to both full-time university employees and part-time nursing faculty who meet the following requirements:

Full-Time University Employees

 

icon  Full-time (100% Work Commitment)

icon  Completed 6 Continuous Months of Regular Employment

icon  Working Towards a Degree

Part-Time Nursing Faculty

 

icon  Seeking a Graduate Degree in Nursing

icon  At one of the 26 participating USG Institutions

The amendment to the current TAP policy affecting part-time nursing faculty is due to the current shortage of nursing faculty in the State of Georgia. Any part-time nursing faculty member taking advantage of this program shall be required to work full time within the University System at least two (2) years following receipt of the graduate degree in Nursing (or Education, if such would allow one to teach Nursing at the University level).

Such eligibility for all employees participating in TAP must exist by the application deadline.

What does TAP cover?

 

Tuition Responsibility

 

TAP participants may enroll in distance learning and web-based courses offered by the University System of Georgia. If the tuition for these courses is greater than the System-approved normal tuition amount, USG institutions may elect to waive only that portion of the tuition that does not exceed the System-approved normal tuition amount. An employee will be responsible for paying the remainder of the tuition cost.

Out of State Employees & Faculty

 

Augusta University employees and faculty applying for TAP benefits who are living out of state, will need to apply for the USG Employees and Dependents Out of State Tuition Waiver and also file the TAP waiver.

For the Out of State Tuition waiver, the Augusta University Registrar's Office requires that an application be submitted to the Registrar's Office at the same time or before TAP paperwork is submitted.

Tax Information

 

The federal government currently allows up to $5,250 annually, in employer-provided educational assistance benefits, to be “tax free” to TAP participants. This applies to both undergraduate and graduate-level courses. An employee must generally pay taxes on employer-provided educational assistance benefits in excess of $5,250. This amount will be included in your wages (Box 1 of your Form W-2). A tax professional should be consulted for further information concerning taxable tuition.

Access the USG 7.3.4 Out-of-State Tuition Waivers and Waiver of Mandatory Fees policy 

Current TAP Informational Sessions

 

Questions about the Tuition Assistance Program?

 

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