Tuition Support

Tuition Support from the Education Fund provides financial assistance to employees who want to move up the healthcare career ladder through educational training programs.

We reimburse up to $5,250 in a calendar year* for training programs leading to a degree or certificate including:

  • Tuition
  • Required Textbooks
  • Required student fees
  • License and Certification exam fees (that are part of the academic program).
  • Plus, eligible participants can get up to 2 hours per week of live one-on-one tutoring for approved classes through Learn more.

Tuition Support is provided through reimbursement. Participants must pay all costs up-front and then request financial reimbursement. If you are not currently active in an approved program or if you have already graduated, you will not be eligible for Tuition Support. 

* Eligible members accepted in Spring 2022 application period can receive up to $5,250 per year for 2 years.

Approved Programs

Tuition Support is available for a variety of degree, certificate, or training programs in both direct patient care and administrative career paths.

We support GED preparation programs by providing eligible members with financial support to cover the costs for qualified GED preparation classes and exams.*

In order to be eligible for funding, your program must prepare you for a new career in an occupation offered by your current employer. Your program must also take place at an accredited academic or training institution.

*Funding for Tuition Support and GED Preparation differs.

The following is a list of some but not all, of the programs that are supported:

  • Coding
  • Diagnostic Imaging including Rad Tech
  • GED preparation
  • Healthcare Administrator
  • IT and non-clinical pathways
  • MBA
  • Medical Assistant
  • Medical Lab Technician
  • Mental Health
  • Public Health
  • Social Worker
  • Sterile Processing
  • Surgical Tech



For California, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, Colorado and New Mexico:

Spring 2022: January 1 – June 30

We do not accept applications in July or December, and we do not accept late applications. If you miss the application deadline you will have to apply during the next application period.

* There are limited spots in Oregon, Washington, Colorado, and New Mexico. We encourage you to apply as early as possible.

Eligibility Criteria

To qualify for Tuition Support you must be eligible for Education Fund benefits as well as meet all of the following criteria:

  1. Currently attending a degree or certificate training program at an accredited school. If you are not currently active in an approved program or if you have already graduated, you will not be eligible for Tuition Support.
  2. Will complete your program no later than June 30, 2023 (for all regions: California, Nevada, Washington, Oregon, Colorado and New Mexico).
  3. Be enrolled in a program with a set start date and end date. The Education Fund does NOT provide Tuition Support for “self-paced” programs. (GED/High school equivalency learners can utilize self-paced programs).
  4. Be studying for a degree or certificate that will lead to a job offered by your current employer.
  5. Have not received Education Fund Tuition Support for another program within the last 15 months.

Please see the Tuition Support Application Details PDF for important information about required documentation.


If you meet the program eligibility criteria above, you may apply for Tuition Support.

For more information

Please review the Tuition Support Application Details PDF for important information and a helpful FAQ.