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All MCPS staff are eligible for up to nine credits per year  of tuition reimbursement. The per credit tuition reimbursement rate is one half the cost of the per credit rate for the University of Maryland. Requests for tuition reimbursement are made through the Professional Development Online (PDO) system. It is strongly suggested that staff use the "INQUIRY" tab under "Tuition Reimbursement" in PDO, prior to registering for any coursework to verify eligibility for tuition reimbursement. For instance, only current Physical Education teachers will be eligible to be reimbursed for physical education coursework. Staff will then be able to submit "Requests" under the "Tuition Reimbursement" tab in PDO after the completion of coursework.

PLEASE NOTE: Any paperwork required for certification or salary lane advancement MUST be submitted directly to  the Certification Unit.      

All required documentation must be received in OHRD within 60 days of the course end date. NO EXCEPTIONS! This includes the following:

  1. Hard copy of the PDO Form
  2. Photocopy of an official transcript, or unofficial transcript (i.e. computer generated from a student's online account access)
  3. Proof of Tuition Cost (billing that includes all fees and tuition) showing class name or number with tuition amount
  4. Proof of Payment (front/back of canceled check, or credit card statement showing the employee's name as the account holder)


 Will my course be approved? Tuition Reimbursement Criteria

Detailed Directions on How to Submit Tuition Reimbursement on PDO.

Grants and scholarships: Only tuition not covered by grants or scholarships is eligible for reimbursement.

On-line courses: Requests for reimbursement of on-line courses must be submitted within 60 days of course completion.

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