Human Resources and Development
→ Tuition Reimbursement
All MCPS staff are eligible for up to nine credits per year of tuition reimbursement. MCPS will only reimburse tuition costs incurred by MCPS employees . MCPS will not reimburse for tuition costs incurred by family members, including parents or spouses. 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.
Will my course be approved? Tuition Reimbursement Criteria
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.