Employee Tuition Assistance Program
TAP Application Deadline Date
Registration FOR EMPLOYEES ENROLLED AT GEORGIA STATE UNIVERSITY who has a 1.0 FTE (full time equivalent) work commitment:
The Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) application submission deadline for Fall 2017 is Friday, July 14th, 2017, by 5:15pm.
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 at http://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
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.
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: email@example.com; or
3) fax: (404) 413-3335
Applications will be accepted until 5:15 p.m.
If you have any questions or need additional information regarding TAP, please contact Regina Barnett at (404) 413-3334
TAP Workshop Presentation
Throughout the year, the Benefits Dept. will offer TAP workshops for employees that want to know more about how the TAP works. You many view the TAP Workshop Presentation for information on the following topics:
- Who Can Participate?
- What Does TAP Pay For?
- TAP Application Due Dates
- How Many Courses Can I Take?
- Employee Registration Guidelines
- Programs not eligible under TAP
- Links to TAP Policy and other Resources