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.
Human Resources Assistant
Contact Clayton State University TAP Coordinator
Juan Cerda at JuanCerda@clayton.edu
to begin the process.
TAP Registration Deadline & Instructions
Download and complete the Systemwide TAP Application Form and send it to the Clayton State Human Resources Department.
Deadlines to apply:
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 and Ineligible Programs
With all TAP programs, participating graduate programs are on a space available basis. TAP will pay up to nine (9) credit hours of tuition per semester.
Program costs vary. (Information provided below is for example purposes only and do not indicate current program rates. To obtain current rates please refer to the tuition and fees section applicable to the respective institution):
*Course specific fees includes and may not be limited to, online fees, lab fees, program specific fees, etc. Please contact your institution for clarification of possible fees.
Employees may not enroll in certain programs or courses of study under the TAP policy. 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.
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 can be found on the USG TAP program page.
TAP Program Frequently Asked Questions
Main Phone: (678) 466-4230
Fax: (678) 466-4239
Location: Clayton State University, Clayton State East - Arbor Hall