Employee Tuition Assistance Program

TAP Application Deadline Dates

Fall Semester- July 15
Spring Semester-November 15
Summer Semester-April 15

Registration FOR EMPLOYEES ENROLLED AT GEORGIA STATE UNIVERSITY:

The Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) application submission deadline for Fall 2014 is Tuesday, July 15th,  by 5:15pm.  You may complete the TAP application at http://www.usg.edu/hr/benefits_docs/tapp_app.pdf.
TAP is available to all full-time benefits eligible employees. To be eligible, you must have completed the six-month probationary period by the TAP application deadline.
TAP pays for a maximum of 9 credit hours per semester based upon the undergraduate or graduate rate of the University System of Georgia (USG) institution that you are attending. There are 31 USG institutions from which to choose. (You must follow the regular admissions process applicable to each institution). Premier and professional programs are excluded from TAP per Board of Regents policy.

Class Registration: You will  need to check the class registration date(s) for the particular USG institution you will be attending. These can be found athttp://www.usg.edu/hr/benefits/tap_dates.

TAP Policy Information: It is important to read the TAP policy before completing the application. To view the TAP policy, please visit:http://www.usg.edu/hr/benefits/tuition_assistance_program_tap.

Tax implications for participants: The federal government currently allows up to $5,250 annually, in employer-provided educational assistance benefits, to be “tax free” to TAP participants. This applies to both undergraduate and graduate-level courses. This “tax free” exemption currently applies through 2013. An employee must generally pay taxes on employer-provided educational assistance benefits in excess of $5,250. This amount will be included in your wages (Box 1 of your Form W-2). A tax professional should be consulted for further information concerning taxable tuition.

There are 3 ways for you to submit your TAP application: 1) in person at 1 Park Place South Suite 330; 2) email: rdbarnett@gsu.edu; or 3) fax: (404) 413-3335. Applications will be accepted until 5:15 p.m. on Monday, April 15th.

If you have any questions or need additional information regarding TAP, please contact Regina Barnett at (404) 413-3334.

Tax Implications for TAP Participants

The federal government currently allows up to $5,250 annually, in employer-provided educational assistance benefits, to be “tax free” to TAP participants. This applies to both undergraduate and graduate-level courses. This “tax free” exemption currently applies through 2013. An employee must generally pay taxes on employer-provided educational assistance benefits in excess of $5,250. This amount will be included in your wages (Box 1 of your Form W-2). A tax professional should be consulted for further information concerning taxable tuition.

Submit Your TAP Application

There are 3 ways for you to submit your TAP application:

1) in person at 1 Park Place South Suite 330;
2) email: rdbarnett@gsu.edu  or
3) fax: (404) 413-3335. Applications will be accepted until 5:15 p.m. on Tuesday, April 15th.