Clayton State University in partnership with the University System of Georgia is committed to "the recruitment, hiring, and retention of the best possible faculty, staff, and administration." As part of the desire to meet employees evolving needs, the University System of Georgia (USG) has established an educational assistance program or Tuition Assistance Program (TAP). The purpose of TAP is to foster professional growth and development of eligible employees.
Clayton State University TAP Coordinator: Juan Cerda, Department of Human Resources
Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) Policies and Procedures
TAP Registration Deadlines & Instructions
Please forward your completed Systemwide TAP Application Form to: Clayton State Human Resources Department.
Registration opens on the first day of the month before the deadline associated (exm. November 1st TAP opens/ November 15th TAP closes).
TAP Tax Reporting & Information
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. An employee must generally pay taxes on employer-provided educational assistance benefits in excess of $5,250. Please note: Effective for the 2013 tax year, 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.
Graduate, Premimum, Tuition Differential, and Ineligible Programs
Participants in the TAP program wishing to use TAP assistance to pursue participating graduate programs are responsible for paying the tuition differential (difference between the base tuition and the premium tuition). As with all TAP programs, participating graduate programs are on a space available basis. Detailed TAP regulations can be found within the indicated links near the conclusion of this message.
*Premium Tuition includes and may not be limited to, online fee, hybrid fee, graduate fee, etc. Please contact your institution for clarification of possible premium fees.
*Please note participating graduate programs are separate and apart from professional programs. Professional programs as indicated in the BOR/USG TAP policy are part of the ineligible programs.
Employees may not enroll in certain programs or courses of study under the TAP policy.
Ineligible programs, or courses of study, include academic courses in the following professional schools: dental, law, medical, pharmacy, veterinary, or executive/premiere or comparable graduate school programs. Other ineligible programs, or courses of study, include: workshops, seminars, continuing education courses, management development programs, special examinations for admissions to degree programs, or private consultant refresher courses to take examinations such as C.P.A. certification, admissions examinations, and related types of programs or classes. Support for these types of programs, may be provided by departmental policies
Additional TAP Information
For more information on TAP policies, procedures, or institution coordinators please go to University System of Georgia TAP Coordinators by institution
Frequently Asked Questions