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Tuition Assistance Programs

Roper St. Francis Healthcare is proud of teammates who want to further their education, and we want to relieve some of the financial burden associated with that decision.

We encourage teammates to pursue additional education, and we remain committed to supporting them on that journey, whether it be through the Kaplan Purdue Global Program, the Trident Technical College Deferred Tuition Program, or another educational institution supported by RSFH’s Tuition Assistance Policy.

Benefit-eligible teammates in good standing who have been employed with RSFH for at least 90 days are eligible to participate in the tuition assistance program.  Full-time teammates can receive up to $5,250 per calendar year and part-time teammates can receive up to $2,750 per calendar year.

Teammates must complete the FAFSA, and any financial aid, grants, scholarships or other educational assistance will be applied before RSFH Tuition Assistance.  Please review the RSFH Tuition Assistance Policy for more details, including grade requirements and the 18-month work commitment.

Kaplan Purdue Global Program

Roper St. Francis Healthcare has partnered with Kaplan to empower teammates to explore a full range of career-advancing educational benefits. Through this partnership, enjoy access to online programs from Purdue University Global, an accredited public nonprofit institution and one of Kaplan’s world-class higher education partners.

Purdue Global’s programs are tailored for working adults, giving teammates the flexibility to learn and study on their own schedule. They also offer time-saving pathways and opportunities to help accelerate learning to reach educational and career goals sooner.

Full-Time Teammates:

Full-time teammates have access to a variety of online degree and certificate programs from Purdue Global with 100% paid tuition and no up-front fees, including the RN-to-BSN program, medical assisting certificate, and more.

Benefits Include:

  • 100 percent tuition coverage on undergraduate programs.
  • Books and course materials covered for undergraduate programs.
  • For graduate programs, once you reach your employer’s $5,250 tuition assistance benefit limit and meet your required contribution of $2,250 per year, Purdue Global will cover your remaining tuition costs.
  • Waived resource fees.

Visit https://go.kaplan.com/roper for more information and to get started!

 Part-Time Teammates:

Part-time teammates are eligible for the Roper St. Francis Healthcare tuition assistance program, which provides you with up to $2,750 per calendar year at any eligible institution. If you choose to pursue your education at Purdue Global, you can use your tuition assistance benefits and receive a tuition reduction for undergraduate and graduate programs. 

Benefits Include:

  • 20 percent tuition reduction on undergraduate programs. 
  • 14 percent tuition reduction on graduate programs.

Visit https://go.kaplan.com/roper for more information and to get started!

Trident Tech Deferred Tuition Program

The Deferred Tuition Reimbursement Program is a partnership between RSFH and Trident Technical College which allows payment of a teammate’s tuition to be deferred until the end of a specified semester so teammates can enroll in courses without any upfront costs for tuition.

The program is good for teammates because it will consolidate all invoices into a single source for easier payment, and it makes it easier to return to school without the burden of immediate expenses.

RSFH will reimburse Trident Technical College up to the qualifying tuition assistance limits ($5,250 for Full-Time teammates per calendar year/$2,750 for Part-Time teammates per calendar year) after teammates complete their semester and Trident Tech provides RSFH with their final grade(s). Teammates will be responsible for any remaining fees.

Contact Trident Technical College at 843-574-6707 and/or apprenticeships@tridenttech.edu for more information and to get started.

SC Workforce Scholarships for the Future

Workforce Scholarships for the Future will cover tuition and required fees at the state’s sixteen technical colleges for South Carolina residents enrolled in a high-demand field such as healthcare, computer science and information technology. The scholarship will cover any tuition and required fees after applying all other scholarships or grants.  This program is in place through September 2023.

Visit https://www.sctechsystem.edu/students/sc-workforce-scholarships-for-the-future.html  for more information.

Other Tuition Assistance Options

Teammates may use tuition assistance benefits to further RSFH career opportunities through degree or certification programs.  The tuition assistance benefits apply to both teammates at the bedside as well as those who work in corporate services or other non-clinical roles requiring certifications.  In support of career path development, certification programs that meet the minimum requirements (either required or preferred) of a current RSFH position will be eligible for assistance (i.e., Radiology Techs, CT Techs, Certified Medical Assistant, Patient Care Technician, Phlebotomist, Surgical Technician, Corporate Services, and other non-clinical positions that require certifications).

Continuing education to maintain professional licensure or certification such as CEUs for HR certification, IT certification, RN licensure, etc. is not included.  Further, certifications for personal/professional advancement within the same position are not eligible for reimbursement under the Tuition Assistance Policy.  Teammates are encouraged to discuss such continuing education courses with their department manager.

 Tuition Assistance is a two-step process:

Eligible teammates must submit a Pre-Approval Form at least 14 days prior to the start of the course(s)/semester/certification and a Tuition Assistance Reimbursement Form within 60 days of completing the course(s)/semester/certification.

 Step 1 – Teammates must submit a Tuition Assistance Pre-Approval Form and all required supporting documentation to the HR Benefits Team for review and approval at least 14 days prior to the start of the course(s)/semester. Additionally, teammates must complete the FASFA to determine whether they are eligible for any financial aid, grants or additional education assistance.

 Step 2 – Teammates must submit a Tuition Assistance Reimbursement Form and all required supporting documentation to the HR Benefits Team within 60 days of completing the course(s)/semester.

2023 Tuition Assistance Instructions and Forms

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