Georgia Tech offers several tuition assistance programs for its employees, allowing enrollees to pursue their education without incurring the traditional costs associated with obtaining an academic degree or certification. These programs waive tuition and mandatory fees or offer reimbursement to eligible full-time employees that have completed the provisional period. There are two tuition assistance programs available.  

 Tuition Assistance Program (TAP)  

TAP provides a tuition waiver to full-time, benefits-eligible employees who have worked for at least six months within the University System of Georgia (USG).  

Time worked in a temporary position does not count toward the six-month eligibility requirement. Eligible employees may seek approval to enroll in up to nine academic semester hours for each of the three designated semester periods: Fall, Spring, and  Summer. You must apply for TAP by the application deadline to receive the tuition and mandatory fee waiver. 


 Staff Tuition Reimbursement Assistance Program (STRAP)  

STRAP is an educational assistance program that provides partial tuition reimbursement for classified Georgia Tech employees at any accredited private institution.  

This program is available to classified Georgia Tech employees who are full-time (1.0 FTE) and have successfully completed at least twelve (12) months of employment in a benefits-eligible position at the time of application.   

TAP and STRAP Application Procedures 

  • Apply through the admissions office of the institution you plan to attend during their designated application dates. 

  • Complete the applicable TAP or STRAP application online. Make sure to put your OneUSG Employee ID and student ID # on the form. 

  • If you are not sure of the courses you are taking, put your best guess. It can be changed later. 

  • Email your completed applications for TAP and STRAP to no later than Friday, July 14 at 5 p.m. Applications received after this date cannot be honored.  

  • A new application must be completed each semester by the respective deadline. 

Special Note About TAP Registration Dates 

As a TAP participant, it is important that employees only register for classes during the TAP employee registration dates. These dates change each semester and will differ depending on the USG Institution you are attending. If you register prior to the employee registration period, you risk your classes being dropped and your TAP waiver being removed. Dates for fall are not available for most institutions yet, so check the website regularly to know when to register. 

Additional information can also be found in the TAP Policy and STRAP Policy or by email: