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Tuition Reimbursement

District 1199C union members covered by the Training Fund benefit are entitled to tuition reimbursement after six months of union membership.

Full-time members may receive up to $5,000 per year (July 1-June 30) for approved college and vocational courses, workshops and seminars. The benefit is pro-rated for part-time workers. Members must apply to the Training Fund and obtain advance approval at least three (3) weeks before the start of class.

A list of employers/bargaining units covered by the Training Fund benefit is available here.

* Membership applies only to bargaining units where union membership is a condition of employment.

  • Tuition Reimbursement Checklist

    ☑ Step One: Submit online application (see below).
    ☑ Step Two: Provide class schedule with start and end dates.
    ☑ Step Three: A Tuition Reimbursement Specialist will confirm your eligibility and contact you.
    ☑ Step Four: Once classes are complete, please submit your unofficial transcript and invoices.
    ☑ Step Five: After all required documents have been provided, Tuition Reimbursement will issue you a check.


  • Tuition Reimbursement Application Form 
  • Partnership Schools for Up-Front Reimbursement

    Members are eligible for "Up-Front Tuition Reimbursement" at the following schools:
            - Community College of Philadelphia (Tuition Reimbursement pays for up to 6 classes for Fall and Spring semesters ONLY, if funds are available. Deadline for Fall application is THE LAST FRIDAY IN July and for Spring is THE LAST FRIDAY IN November)
            - Peirce College
            - Thomas Jefferson University

    Members must complete and sign the Up-Front Tuition Reimbursement Agreement. The Up-Front Agreement Form is available here.

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In the event that a member-applicant is eligible for and/or receives a grant-in-aid or other financial support from any other Foundation, government agency, or any other source where funds do not have to be repaid in the future, the reimbursement ordinarily provided by the Fund shall be off-set by the amount of such other stipend or grant. This will not apply to loans which must be repaid by the applicant.

  1. Members must apply for tuition reimbursement three weeks before the start of a course. The Training Fund will notify the member that their application has been received and approved.
  2. A new application must be submitted to the Training Fund for each semester. Program approval does not mean that funding is approved for subsequent semesters.
  3. Applicants must be employed at a contributing institution and be a member of District 1199C or the bargaining unit for at least six (6) months before the course starts in order to be eligible. Those members who are eligible for tuition assistance from their institutions will not be eligible for payment from the Fund. 
  4. Applications for reimbursement for programs offered by non-collegiate programs will be reviewed and approved by the Fund's Career Counselor.
  5. Applicants will be asked to complete an Educational Plan for the Fund and to periodically update the Plan.
  6. The Fund will not reimburse members for any course in which a grade or less than "C" is received. Only applicants receive a "C" or better, or "Satisfactory" in an ungraded program, will be eligible for reimbursement. For seminars or workshops, documentation of attendance is required.
  7. Applicants must submit an official transcript of grades and a receipt for payment of tuition in order to receive reimbursement.
  8. The Fund is not responsible for applications, receipts or transcripts sent through the mail.
Administration