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Staff Tuition Reimbursement Program (STRP)

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Program Summary

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.


NEW! April 30, 2015: Staff Tuition Reimbursement Program is Now Online

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.

EdAssist My Learning Center

Important Update: Submission of Grade and Receipt Documentation if Your Application was Approved by Stanford STRP for 2014/2015 Academic Year

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 assistance in navigating EdAssist My Learning Center, refer to the System Tutorial for step-by-step instructions.

For more information about EdAssist and to see how this change impacts you, view the What’s New in STRP document.

Other Announcements:

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.

Contact Information

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

The University policy for this program is set forth in the Administrative Guide, Section 2.1.12.


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:

  • Be a regular or fixed-term staff member in a benefits-eligible University position and 50% full time Equivalent (FTE) or greater. STRP benefits are pro-rated for eligible staff members who work less than full time
  • Have completed one year in a benefits-eligible, ongoing, regular or fixed-term position
  • Be enrolled in a degree program at an eligible institution

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:, or from the U.S. Department of Education at its website:

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:

  • A new software tool will be in place to manage program administration. This enhanced technology will provide a user-friendly process to apply and obtain approvals prior to the start of classes.
  • Educational and college finance advising at no cost to the staff member, as well as valuable tuition savings at a number of regionally accredited U.S. colleges and universities.


Free Educational Advising
  • EdAssist educational and financial advisors have specialized industry knowledge. They can help you develop a custom education plan that takes into consideration your professional goals and financial aid needs. To learn more about free educational or financial advising, visit Note: Educational advising is not available until April 30th.
Tuition Savings at Accredited U.S. Schools
  • Stanford University staff have exclusive access to special tuition reductions and waived fees at many local and online schools. See complete list here: Many of the Network schools extend these tuition benefits to immediate family members.
Easy, Self-Service Administrative System
  • EdAssist offers an easy-access system to view and submit your applications, view pending approvals, and get important updates from Stanford. Just access the Stanford University My Learning Center to complete the on-line application.
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