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Tuition Assistance Plan benefit provisions change

The Benefits Office has announced changes in reimbursement amounts and course availability for the Tuition Assistance Plan.

On August 1, the Institute will increase the amount available for reimbursement under the plan to $5,250 per calendar year. A review of the Tuition Assistance Plan by the Strategic Review of Benefits (SRB) Committee revealed that the cost of the program to the Institute has increased largely due to the unavailability of government reimbursement for pre- and post-retirement non-academic courses.

As a result, the Institute has decided to reemphasize the original purpose of the program, which was to support employees who take academic courses that lead to a first undergraduate degree or courses that are job and career related. Reimbursement for private lessons and tutoring, non-academic (including pre-retirement) and post-retirement courses will be discontinued as of August 1.

Questions on campus should be directed via e-mail to <> or by phone to x3-0497. At Lincoln Laboratory, contact the Lincoln Benefits Office at 981-7060.

A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on July 16, 1997.

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