Staff Training Assistance Program (STAP)
The Staff Training Assistance Program (STAP) provides reimbursement of tuition costs, registration fees, and required textbooks for any training activity either related directly to an employee's job or career development effort undertaken with the knowledge and approval of his or her supervisor. Each employee has STAP funds ($800/year) available to offset training expenses.
Note: If the total expense is over the allowed amount of $800, there are two options for paying the balance:
The University policy for this program is set forth in the Administrative Guide, Section 22.11.
To be eligible for STAP funds, an employee must be a regular staff employee, working 50% time or more. STAP funds are available immediately upon hire for eligible staff.
Note: Faculty, students, temporary employees, retirees and other non-staff University affiliates are not eligible for STAP funds.
Using STAP Funds
STAP funds can be used alone, in conjunction with a department charge number, or with the SLAC Tuition Reimbursement Program to pay for class fees, required texts, and taxes. Please refer to the checklist for reimbursement and payment requests.
Note: Taxes may not be paid with DOE funds.
Requesting STAP Funds
To request your STAP funds for a course or conference registration fee or required textbook costs, please use the SLAC Training system.