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Tuition Assistance Benefits

Education Assistance Program

University Hospital encourages and supports the advanced education and training of our staff through our Education Assistance Program. Prior to the start of any course, academic credit by exam, seminar or conference and the submission of an Educational Assistance Program Application must be submitted to the managing supervisor and the employees must meet all of the following criteria:

  • Completion of one (1) year of continuous regular employment in a position working twenty (20) or more hours a week.

  • Employee must be in active pay status at the time of reimbursement.

  • Employees current performance evaluation must be proficient or better. (See Human Resources Policy: Performance Evaluations)

Temporary, per diem, and casual employees are not eligible for this benefit. The maximum reimbursement of $3,700 applies to the year in which the course is completed. Please click this link to download the Education Assistance Program Application. https://www.uhnj.org/uh-employees/human-resources/forms/

New Jersey Pay It Forward Program

New Jersey has a Pay It Forward program which is designed to prepare New Jersey residents for in-demand careers in the field of health care, IT, and clean energy. This program provides zero-interest, no-fee loans for participants to receive job training. Participants pay no upfront costs and also receive living stipends. The training programs include:

  1. The Cybersecurity Professional Bootcamp at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) in Newark

  2. The Nursing Associate Degree Program at Hudson County Community College in Jersey City

  3. The Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning (HVAC) and Welding courses offered by Camden County College

After training, participants only have a repayment obligation if their individual earned income is more than $12,000 per year above the annual federal poverty level (FPL) for their household size.

You can learn more about this program at https://socialfinance.org/project/new-jersey-pay-it-forward-program/

Public Loan Forgiveness

University Hospital is a state agency which may make you eligible to apply to the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Program. Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) is a federal program that forgives student loan debt for borrowers who work for a governmental organization. A governmental organization is a Federal, State, local, or Tribal government organization, agency, or entity, a public child or family service agency, a Tribal college or university, or the Peace Corps or AmeriCorps. Federal service includes military service.

If you have made 120 qualifying monthly payments (these payments do not have to be consecutive), you may be eligible for a Public Service Loan Forgiveness. University Hospital encourages employees to apply for this program. Click this link for the Public Loan Forgiveness Application. Complete page one of the application and submit it to the Human Resources Benefits Office. Upon completion of the Employer section this application will be returned to you for your submission to the U.S. Department of Education.

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