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NYS - Civil Service Employees Association (CSEA) Employee Development Program

CSEA-represented NYS Employees can now take non-credit courses and access education and training services at no cost at CCNY!

NYS employees who are CSEA-represented can continue to develop professionally and benefit by registering for non-credit or certificate courses at no cost, covering up to $1,220.

This program aims to enable employees to achieve greater career mobility, qualify for promotional opportunities, improve job skills, and prepare for future state workforce needs through the following: 

Tuition Vouchers: Use vouchers to help pay for tuition at over 150 participating providers. 

Tuition Reimbursement: Get reimbursed for tuition pre-paid to an approved provider following course completion.

Credit-by-Exam Fee Reimbursement: Get reimbursed for an unlimited number of eligible exams up to a maximum of $350 per exam.

Certification and Licensure Exam Fee Reimbursement: You will be reimbursed for an unlimited number of eligible exams, up to a maximum of $350 per exam. 

Adult Education Basics: You can get tuition assistance for English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), High School Equivalency (HSE), preparatory, or remedial courses.

To apply, download and fill out this application:

Download here


This program will cover up to $1,220 of a certificate program or course from a qualifying institution, CCNY CPS being one. It can be applied to any program excluding entrepreneurial/business development, recreational/physical development, and beauty/appearance enhancement courses. 

For courses/programs exceeding the above amount, individuals will be responsible for covering the remaining balance. 

Learn more about the program at: https://nyscseapartnership.org/tuition-benefits


Last Updated: 04/02/2024 10:00