The Continuing Education Fund is available for the benefit of Middlebury College employees who are interested in continuing their personal and/or professional development. Through this fund, Middlebury College provides support to eligible staff who wish to enroll in a degree-granting or certificate-granting program, or who wish to enroll in a credit-bearing course/class from an accredited program or institution.
Information below covers:
- Employee Eligibility
- Eligible Courses, Classes, or Programs
- Conditions and Application Process
- Application Form
- Staff currently employed by the College in a full-time position or in a part-time benefits-eligible position, and having completed one year of employment in an eligible position at the time of the fund request.
- Eligible staff may receive up to $5,000 per calendar year from the Continuing Education Fund for tuition and registration costs for approved classes, courses or programs (see below).
- Eligible courses, classes or programs include: credit-bearing courses or classes from an accredited program or institution; degree-granting programs at an accredited institution; certificate-granting programs from an accredited institution; apprenticeship; or licensing classes or programs.
- Continuing Education Funds are provided for tuition and registration fees only. Costs for books, library fees, technology fees or other fees are not covered by this fund.
- Courses, classes, or programs do not necessarily have to be related to the employee's current position with the College.
- Workshops or conferences are not covered by the Continuing Education Fund. If the workshop or conference is directly related to the employee's current position, it may qualify instead for the Staff Development Fund. See Staff Development Fund.
- A separate application must be submitted for each semester.
- Applications must be submitted in advance for approval four weeks prior to the start of the course or class.
- Applications must be approved by Human Resources to determine eligibility of the employee and the program for which funding is requested.
- If approved, the application amount will be paid directly to the institution or program by Middlebury College. Funding or payment as reimbursements will not be made. Funds will not be given directly to the employee.
- The staff member is required to submit to Human Resources documentation from the institution proving completion of the class/course. In cases where the individual has not completed a class/course for which he or she received CEF funding (in whole or in part), Human Resources may require that the individual can be eligible for future CEF funding only on a reimbursement basis after showing proof of completion. This will be at the discretion of Human Resources, which administers the Continuing Education Fund program.