Tuition Assistance

At ECU Health, our vision is to be the national model for rural health and wellness by creating a premier, trusted health care delivery and education system. Continuous learning is fundamental to achieving that vision.

Offering tuition assistance is one way we support team members who want to continue their education through voluntary, off-the-job instruction.

Tuition Assistance Amounts

Degree Full-Time Team Members Part-Time Team Members
Associates $4,000 $2,000
Bachelors $4,000 $2,000
Graduate/Professional $5,000 $2,500

Maximum tuition assistance is calculated based on the calendar year, not the academic year. End-of-year payments may be paid in the next calendar year and will count toward the maximum tuition assistance amounts allowable that calendar year. The date of the actual check determines the calendar year in which it is considered received. All tuition assistance payments are subject to available funds.

Colleges, Universities and Courses

The educational institution an eligible team member attends must be recognized by one of the Regional Accrediting Organizations. Degree and course work should relate to the team member’s current position or some future position within the health system. Coursework should be advancing the team member toward a degree (Associates/Bachelors/Masters/Doctorate). Grades of a C or above are eligible for tuition assistance.

Getting Started

For a complete list of eligibility requirements, team member responsibilities, and information regarding the application process, please review the Tuition Assistance Policy. Then, if you’re ready to study at an accredited two- or four-year college or university, contact ECU Health HR Services to assure the degree, major and coursework are eligible.

For more information, contact HR Services at 252-816-7446. Or you can access the Tuition Reimbursement policy on PolicyStat.

Note: At completion of the course(s), team members must still meet all eligibility standards to receive payment.