Coming soon: An easier way for degree-seeking employees to use their tuition benefits

You can now opt to have your payments sent to your school outside of JHU

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For those who would like to further their education, JHU offers tuition assistance to full-time, benefits-eligible faculty, staff, and bargaining unit members to obtain an undergraduate or graduate degree. Starting in late summer, employees will have the option to select direct pay for their degree programs outside of JHU. Previously, those fees were paid through reimbursement, and that option is still available to those who prefer it.

If you choose direct pay, EdAssist will make the payments for expenses covered by the university's tuition benefit directly to the school on your behalf; you will be responsible for any remaining balance or expenses not covered.

How will the process work?

  • You submit your application in the EdAssist platform no later than 30 days after the course start date.
  • Upon application approval, you will receive notification with an attached letter of credit, or LOC; this document serves as the payment notice to your school.
  • You then sign and submit the LOC to your school's office of student accounts as soon as possible.
  • Once the school receives your LOC, it will submit an itemized invoice to EdAssist.
  • EdAssist will then send payment directly to your school for applicable tuition and fees covered by your tuition assistance benefit, and you will receive notification once your tuition is paid.

Employees will still need to submit proof of successful course completion (grade of C or better) within 60 days.

More information will be available on the Degree-Seeking Credit Courses page of the HR website later this summer.

For answers to questions you may have, contact the Benefits Service Center at 410-516-2000 or

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