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 Spring 2019 is Thursday, November 152018, by 5:15 pm

You may complete the TAP application at:
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 29 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 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: tap@gsu.edu; 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

You may 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