Tuition Assistance Program (TAP)


Mission Statement & Purpose

As part of its mission statement the University System of Georgia (USG) is committed to "the recruitment, hiring, and retention of the best possible faculty, staff and administration." The Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia is committed to creating a more educated Georgia. Both of these commitments extend internally as well as externally. As part of its desire to meet its employees' evolving needs, the USG has established an educational assistance program, the Tuition Assistance Program (TAP). The purpose of TAP is to foster the professional growth and development of its eligible employees.

The Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) is available to non-temporary, full time benefits-eligible employees who have successfully completed at least six (6) months of employment, as of the date of the TAP application deadline for the desired academic semester.


  • An employee will be required to go through the regular student admissions process, prior to applying for TAP; and
  • an employee must complete a TAP application for each semester in attendance.

TAP Application Deadlines
The following University System of Georgia TAP application deadlines will apply to all University System of Georgia institutions (If any of these dates fall on a holiday or weekend, the application deadline will be the last business day prior to the dates identified):

  • Fall Semester - July 15th
  • Spring Semester - November 15th
  • Summer Semester - April 15th

Board of Regents' TAP Policy