Effective July 1, 2023, the Employee Tuition Assistance Program provides reimbursement of tuition for eligible classes taken at Duke or any other higher educational institution accredited by a regional accreditor recognized by the U.S. Department of Education (USDE).

This program provides reimbursement of tuition for a maximum of three classes per semester or quarter (limit nine classes per calendar year) up to $5,250 per calendar year for full-time employees with at least six months of continuous full-time service.


To be eligible for reimbursement, Duke employees and the courses they take must meet these guidelines. Employees are required to have direct deposit for reimbursement.

Getting Reimbursed

Requests for reimbursement must be submitted through Duke@Work within 90 days following successful completion of the course (the last day of class).

How and When to Apply

Applications must be approved by your supervisor and submitted prior to requesting reimbursement. If you do not submit your completed and supervisor-approved application through Duke@Work prior to requesting reimbursement and within 90 days of the last day of class, you will not be able to request reimbursement.

Departmental/Manager Responsibility

Supervisor/manager responsibilities include approval of the application through Duke@Work as well as notifying HR-Benefits in the event of employee termination or transfer.

Frequently Asked Questions

View a list of frequently asked questions and instructions on using Duke@Work for the Employee Tuition Assistance Program.