As an institution of higher education committed to academic achievement and lifelong learning, Amherst College supports the educational pursuits of its staff.  Regular full-time, and part-time staff and faculty, are eligible to receive reimbursement for tuition, certificate programs, registration and lab fees for approved courses, which are either job-related or non-job-related, but directly related to future career opportunities at the College. The maximum reimbursement per fiscal year is $3,000 after one year of continuous employment for job-related courses, or certificate programs, and 50% of the costs to a maximum of $1,500, for non-job-related courses after three years of continuous employment.

Upon prior approval, an advance payment of 75% of eligible course costs is available. Total reimbursements for all courses and programs may not exceed $3,000 per fiscal year.

For more information about the program, please visit the following link: 

To begin the application process, please follow the instructions below:
  • In Workday:
    • Go to Request Forms
    • Click Create Request
    • In request type - under all - select Educational Assistance
    • Click OK
    • Complete the form and hit submit

Amherst College Course Registration

Courses for credit may be taken at Amherst College after one year of continuous regular employment.