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yourself with these
Tuition Assistance program policies and
the deadlines to avoid being responsible for payment
full amount of tuition
TUITION ASSISTANCE INFORMATION FOR ACTIVE
– For full-time active
UAW represented hourly employees who have acquired seniority (3 consecutive months of employment).
Education Tuition Assistance Plan (ETAP) provides for prepayment of tuition and approved
fees up to $6,000* per calendar
year for approved courses leading
to a GED, Associate Degree, Bachelor
Degree, PhD and approved
certificate/diploma programs from regionally accredited educational institutions. Also included
are fees for prior learning assessment, CLEP Testing, and licensing
IMPORTANT DEADLINE – Applications must be submitted
no later than 45 days after term start date. Failure to do so will result
in employee being
responsible for full amount of tuition and fees. Applications may be submitted as early as 60 days prior to term start.
Not all schools and courses are approved
therefore, it is strongly
recommended to submit an application for ETAP in advance
to make sure selected
school and course(s)
Not all fees are covered by tuition assistance. Fees that are not approved
are the responsibility of the employee.
ETAP will cover the approved
tuition and fees of each approved
class only once. Subsequent applications for the same class at a later date or at another institution will be rejected.
When your application is approved,
a voucher will be issued.
The voucher is used by you as payment
for your class when you register or when the school requires
payment. See Vouchers section below
for instructions for voucher use.
Do not pay for classes prior to requesting ETAP. There is no option
for tuition reimbursement. Tuition reimbursement is only available
at approved schools that are documented as not accepting our vouchers. This is very rare. Call the tuition
for assistance. Applications must be submitted within
45 days of term start date. Preapproval of courses is strongly
over $5,250 per year is subject
to applicable State and Federal taxes.
Book Reimbursement – Up to $400 (of the $6,000) per year may be used for book reimbursement. Includes
E- Books, book rental, and books purchased
through on-line retailers and applicable shipping costs.
Apply for book reimbursement on www.myuawford.com .
of book purchase/rental must be included with application for book reimbursement.
Employee must write their name across book receipt if receipt does not already contain
Employee must be registered and attending the course
that book reimbursement is requested for.
IMPORTANT DEADLINE – Book reimbursement applications must be submitted
after the school’s drop date, but no later than 90 days after class start date.
Development Assistance (PDA)
– The PDA feature of the Employee
Tuition Plan provides
for prepayment of tuition
and approved fees up to $2,700 (of the $6,000) for classes that improve or enhance a member’s position in the workplace.
Includes classes such as: labor studies, public
speaking, communication, professional development, computer classes
and job related technical skills
courses including testing and licensing
fees. On-line PDA may be approved.
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Up to $500 of the $2,700 can be used for educational enrichment courses
at regionally accredited colleges and universities and government agencies. These are courses that peak a members
interest in learning and allow for career and educational exploration. Hobby
and sports classes
Books and certain fees are covered.
IMPORTANT DEADLINE – Classes
must be approved prior to class start date. It
is strongly recommended applications be submitted
30 days before class start date.
are approved a voucher will be issued. You must submit your approved voucher
to the provider
prior to, but no later than, the first day of class, based on the school requirements. See voucher section below for instructions for voucher use.
Employee cannot start class without
an approved Official
How to apply:
You can apply on-line
at www.myuawford.com. Application processing time is 2-3 business days.
You can fill out an application and mail it to the UAW-Ford National
Programs Center (NPC). Applications are available through
your local ESSP/Education Representative or they can be downloaded and printed from www.uawford.org/edtp/etap. Application processing time is 2-3 weeks.
Vouchers Once classes are approved, an Official Tuition
Voucher will be issued to the employee.
Vouchers will be ready within 2-3 business
days for applications submitted online.
Employees who have opted to receive communications from the system will receive
a text message and/or e-mail stating
that their application is approved.
We are in the process
of transitioning to electronic billing. If your school has been set up for electronic vouchers, you will be prompted to
release the voucher
to your school electronically when you log in to the system to review
Vouchers will be mailed to employee within
2-3 weeks for applications submitted by mail.
Employee is responsible for submitting the voucher
to the school by payment due date.
Employee is responsible for following
up with the school
to verify that the school has sent an invoice to the National Programs
Center Tuition Assistance Department, and that we have paid the invoice.
· IMPORTANT DEADLINE
- Official Tuition Vouchers must be received
by the National Programs Center Tuition Assistance Department from the school no
later than 9 months from term
start date. After 9 months payment will become
the responsibility of the employee.
ETAP applications must be submitted no later than 45 days after
term start date. Failure to do so will result in employee being responsible for full amount
of tuition and fees. Applications may be submitted as early as 60 days prior to term start.
Book reimbursement applications must be submitted after
the schools drop/add date and no later than 90 days after term start date.
PDA applications must be approved prior to class/term start date.
It is strongly recommended applications be submitted
30 days before class/term start date.
must ensure that the Official Tuition Vouchers
was received or billed electronically to the Tuition Assistance Department from the school with their invoice, no
later than 9 months
after term start date. After 9 months
payment will become the responsibility of the employee.
For questions, contact the tuition
assistance office by calling
(800)-367-3829 or (313) 392-7162.
Questions can also be sent via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
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