The Staff Tuition Reimbursement Program (STRP) supports employee development by providing partial or full payment of tuition and covered fees for courses meeting requirements of undergraduate or graduate degree programs. Payments are made directly to the employee's eligible institution. The Program also provides reimbursement for allowable expenses such as books, supplies and equipment.
Certificate programs are excluded; eligible individuals must be enrolled in a degree program to qualify for assistance. The degree program does not need to be work-related. An employee may not receive reimbursement under the Staff Training Assistance Program (STAP) and STRP for the same course or program.
EdAssist, a nationwide leader in tuition reimbursement programs, now handles Stanford's STRP support. EdAssist will determine eligibility, provide educational and financial advising, and make payments directly to eligible institutions and reimbursements to employees for covered expenses.
Access EdAssist My Learning Center to complete the online application process, check reimbursement status and more! Log in required.
To provide you with the best possible experience as we transition to the new EdAssist portal for STRP, we ask that if you originally created your applications through Stanford STRP, that you please submit your grade and receipt documenation to EdAssist via the new EdAssist portal, effective immediately. If you have already submitted your grades and receipts to the STRP office, they have been processed up to 5/29/15 or will provided to EdAssist by the STRP office. Please note, this process applies to applications that have a Letter of Authorization pending payment, as well as those that have already been paid by Stanford.
Find instructions for submission of your grades and receipts here: Submit Documents
For more information about EdAssist and to see how this change impacts you, view the What’s New in STRP document.
The Spring 2015 STRP Information Session Presentation is now available online. View Presentation
EdAssist Recorded Webinar Now Available
For an introduction to My Learning Center, a demonstration of the new application process, and information about tuition discounts and educational/financial advising, view this recorded webinar.
The Tuition & Training Programs Office oversees STRP.
For Information and Assistance:
Contact the Tuition & Training Programs Office
Address: 3160 Porter Drive, Suite 250, Palo Alto, CA 94304
Phone: (650) 723-0657
Contact the EdAssist Support Team:
Phone: (844) 239-8770
Below are some frequently asked questions about STRP. For a complete list, view the Staff Tuition Reimbursement Program FAQs.
Stanford University is dedicated to the professional development of its staff. The university believes that it is important for staff members to continuously learn in order to grow and develop throughout their career. The Staff Tuition Reimbursement Program (STRP) supports staff development by providing partial or full reimbursement of tuition costs and covered expenses for courses meeting requirements of undergraduate or graduate degree programs at accredited U.S. institutions.
To be eligible for Staff Tuition Reimbursement Program, staff members must meet all of the following criteria:
Note: Faculty, students or other temporary workers are not eligible for STRP assistance.
Courses must be taken at (or online through) a regionally-accredited institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order to be eligible for reimbursement.
Make sure that your school is regionally accredited before you apply to STRP. Additional accreditation information can be obtained from the school, from the Council of Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) at its website: www.chea.org, or from the U.S. Department of Education at its website: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/.
If, prior to April 30, 2015, you were approved for attendance at a school that is not on the above list, you may continue attendance at that school until you complete your degree.
Stanford University partners with EdAssist to administer its Staff Tuition Reimbursement Program. EdAssist is the leading provider of comprehensive managed education solutions.
Through this partnership, Stanford can better address staff development and improve the overall STRP process experience. The following enhancements are included: