Education Assistance Program

The education assistance program offered by HSHS is designed for colleagues currently in school or anticipating an upcoming start or return to school. Courses must be taken for credit through an accredited school or institution and must relate to the completion of a degree program in a discipline that supports the operations of the System, such as healthcare, business or management to allow for succession planning, talent management, and growth strategies.
Eligibility Requirements
  • Colleagues who are actively employed and budgeted at least 32 hours per pay period.
  • Colleagues must be in good standing and have not had a formal performance corrective action plan or counseling within the previous twelve months.
The maximum amount of reimbursement per calendar year will be based on budgeted hours at the time of application.

Education Assistance Benefit

 Hours Max Annual Allowance % of Possible Allowance
72-80 $4,000.00 100%
48-71 $3,000.00 75%
32-47 $2,000.00 50%
The program will offer reimbursement for colleague expenses relative to books, fees and tuition less any grants/scholarships. Items not eligible for reimbursement include:
  • Meals, lodging, or transportation.
  • Tools or Supplies (other than textbooks) that you can keep after completing the course of instruction.
  • Courses involving sports, games or hobbies unless they:
    • Have a reasonable relationship to the business of your employer, or
    • Are required as part of a degree program.
Please review and download the HSHS Education Assistance policy and application form for more information.