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Tuition Benefit Programs

Vanderbilt University partners with EdAssist to administer the University’s tuition benefit programs.  EdAssist is a leading provider of education solutions, offering an online self-service portal that provides a comprehensive, streamlined, and efficient way to coordinate tuition benefits.   

EdAssist allows tuition benefit participants to apply for tuition benefits online.  The EdAssist Portal provides 24/7 access to faculty and staff members to check application statuses, submit required documentation at their convenience, and experience efficient processing. 

When to Apply

Faculty and staff may apply online through EdAssist starting 90 days prior to each class start date. 

The DEADLINE to submit an application is 30 days after each class start date. 

Processes

Applying: Apply online with EdAssist® starting 90 days prior to each class start date.

Processing: EdAssist® reviews the application and, if criteria are met, EdAssist® approves and notifies you of the updated status via email. EdAssist® generates a Letter of Credit for you to print or download and provide to the school. The school sends EdAssist® the completed Letter of Credit plus detailed invoice. EdAssist® processes payment to the school. 

Status updates: You can access real-time status information online, anytime. 

Applying: Apply online with EdAssist® starting 90 days prior to each class start date.

Documentation: Submit documents online once the course is complete. Log in to the EdAssist® Portal and upload documents (invoice, grade report, etc.) directly on your profile. 

Processing: If all criteria are met, EdAssist® approves your reimbursement and updates your status. EdAssist® then sends reimbursement information to Payroll for payment processing. 

Status updates: You can access real-time status information online, anytime. 

Applying: Apply online with EdAssist® starting 90 days prior to each class start date. 

Documenting: Submit documents online once the course is complete. Log in to the EdAssist® Portal and upload documents (invoice, grade report, etc.) directly on your profile. 

Processing: For all semester courses, if all criteria are met, EdAssist® approves your reimbursement and updates your status. EdAssist® then sends reimbursement information to Payroll for payment processing. 

Status updates: You can access real-time status information online, anytime. 

Applying: Apply online with EdAssist® starting 90 days prior to each class start date. 

Documenting: Submit documents online once the course is complete. Log in to the EdAssist® Portal and upload documents (invoice, grade report, etc.) directly on your profile. 

Processing: If all criteria are met, EdAssist® approves your reimbursement and updates your status. EdAssist® then sends reimbursement information to Payroll for payment processing. 

Status updates: You can access real-time status information online, anytime. 

Resources

2021 - 2022 Undergraduate Tuition Rates

Yearly Tuition     Semester     Quarter

$54,840.00     $27,420.00     $18,280.00

70% Benefit     $19,194.00     $12,796.00

55% Benefit     $15,081.00     $10,054.00

Tutorials

Contact EdAssist

Customer Support: you can talk to a Customer Service Representative between 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. EST, Monday through Friday, by calling (844) 266.1532.

Chat: you can chat with a Customer Service Representative between 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. EST, Monday – Friday, by clicking on the Support Services icon in EdAssist (question mark at top right of screen) then selecting Get Live Help.

Support Ticket:  you can open a support ticket by clicking on the Support Services icon in EdAssist (question mark at top right of screen) then selecting Support, and then Create a Support Ticket.

Email: you can email a Customer Service Representative at VUTuitionBenefit@edassist.com

Note: The IRS limits the amount employees can be reimbursed for education/tuition before taxes are applied to $5,250. Any reimbursement above this amount will be reported as taxable income. Please see the IRS web page for more information.