Bethesda Health believes that education is a vital factor in the continuing growth of the individual employee and the development of a viable and flexible workforce for the system. To assist employees with the cost of their education, Bethesda Health has developed a tuition benefit program available to full and part time benefit-eligible employees.
This program is administered on a first-come first-serve basis up to the approved fiscal amount for the year.
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Special Education - Course of instruction for a job-related training required for duties and responsibilities within the system. ACLS and PALS are examples.
General Education - Job-related short term courses or programs on campus offered by formal educational institutions leading to an Associate or higher degree. (Note: A formal education institution is an accredited college, university or vocational/technical school)
External Degree Programs - External degree programs are extension programs of formal education institutions provided in non-traditional settings. Accredited external degree programs are approved. Distance learning is an example of this type of program.
Full time employees are awarded $2,000 per calendar year
Part time employees are awarded $1,000 per calendar year
Note: The calendar year is from October 1st through September 30th.
At the end of the semester/course, send your transcript to Human Resources. Final grades must be submitted within one (1) month of class completion. Once all receipts and transcripts are submitted, allow 2 to 3 weeks to receive payment.
"B" or higher for undergraduate/graduate courses
You will have to repay Bethesda if your status changes to benefit-ineligible, you are terminated or quit less than 1 year from the date of reimbursement. All education costs paid to an employee will be amortized over a period of 1 year from the date of the reimbursement check. See the "Repayment" section of the Tuition form.
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For more information, call Human Resources at 561-737-7733, ext. 84200