Maytum Hall administration building on the Fredonia campus.

Employee Tuition Assistance Programs

A variety of tuition assistance programs are available to Fredonia employees to assist in making staff development personally affordable. Certain benefits are available to all employees, while others are available as the result of negotiated labor agreements between the State of New York and several recognized bargaining units.  If the program title is union-specific (e.g., CSEA, UUP), it is available only to employees in that bargaining unit.


Course Auditing

At no direct cost, Fredonia staff may audit classes that are held on campus subject to the availability of space, and at the discretion of individual instructors. No grades or transcripts will be provided to those sitting in on classes, but this option may be of benefit to those who are seeking an understanding of specific course material. Individuals are expected to provide their own books and course supplies.

Campus Contact: Mr. Scott Saunders/ Registrar's Office
Reed Library (716) 673-3171 / Scott.Saunders@fredonia.edu

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SUNY B-140W Tuition Assistance Program

The State University of New York sponsors a tuition assistance program for employees . Full-time employees, and part-time employees who are benefits eligible, who are taking a college course at an accredited SUNY (State or Community College) educational institution, may apply for reimbursement of 25% of their tuition cost.

This benefit is available to all Management Confidential staff and UUP, CSEA, PBANYS and PEF represented employees of Fredonia, as well as Fredonia Research Foundation employees. Part-time employees who are NOT benefits eligible, may apply for 15% reimbursement of their tuition cost.

Employees attending an institution with a tuition rate lower than Fredonia, will receive their percentage of reimbursement based on that institution's tuition cost. Employees attending an institution with a tuition rate higher than Fredonia, will receive their percentage of reimbursement based on Fredonia's tuition cost. This benefit provides for tuition assistance/reimbursement of one class per semester, up to four semesters a year.

Employees may pick up their SUNY Tuition and Fee Assistance Program application form (B-140W) from the Student Accounts Office, or it is available to print HERE (PDF). Forms must be signed by the employee and the employee's supervisor. Then they must be hand delivered by the employee to the Benefits Office in Human Resources and then hand delivered to the Student Accounts Office.

*Please note: Limited funds are available for this program each academic year. Applications are processed on a first come, first served basis, and must be submitted within four weeks of semester start up. Additionally, the percentage of reimbursement can be affected by the number of employees choosing to participate in a given semester, which could create either a less favorable or more favorable reimbursement to the employee than anticipated.

Campus Contact: Ms. Becky Siragusa/ Student Accounts
(716) 673-3236 / Becky.Siragusa@fredonia.edu

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CSEA (Civil Service Employees' Association)

For detailed information, click here.

Contact: Jennifer Costa / Human Resources
509 Maytum Hall (716)  673-3434 / Jennifer.Costa@fredonia.edu

*CSEA employees may also apply through the SUNY B-140W Tuition Assistance Program for reimbursement.

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M/C (Management-Confidential) Unclassified

M/C employees may apply through the SUNY B-140W Tuition Assistance Program for reimbursement.

Campus Contact: Shannon Fisher/ Human Resources
510 Maytum Hall (716) 673-3434 / Shannon.Fisher@fredonia.edu

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PEF (Public Employees' Federation)

For detailed information, click here

Contact: Jennifer Costa / Human Resources
509 Maytum Hall (716)  673-3434 / Jennifer.Costa@fredonia.edu

*PEF employees may also apply through the SUNY B-140W Tuition Assistance Program for reimbursement.

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PBANYS

PBANYS employees may apply through the SUNY B-140W Tuition Assistance Program for reimbursement.

Contact: Jennifer Costa / Human Resources
509 Maytum Hall (716)  673-3434 / Jennifer.Costa@fredonia.edu

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UUP (United University Professions)

For detailed information, click here.

Campus Contact: Shannon Fisher/ Human Resources
510 Maytum Hall (716) 673-3434 / shannon.fisher@fredonia.edu

*UUP employees may also apply for the SUNY B-140W Tuition Assistance Program for additional courses.

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