Employee Education Program

Brown University offers the Employee Education Program (EEP) benefit to eligible staff employees to help them meet their educational goals.

Eligibility

  • Work at least 67% time (1300 hours per year)
  • Be in good standing, and
  • Completed six months of employment at the time of application

(Union members will receive education benefits as described in their respective Collective Bargaining Agreements).  Faculty members, dependents, and spouses are not eligible to receive education benefits under this program.

Program Overview

  • Register for undergraduate or advanced degree courses OR job-related courses*
  • Enroll in courses at Brown or outside of Brown**
  • Brown and non-Brown programs cannot be combined in the same fiscal year

* Job-related courses must maintain or enhance the employee’s skills needed in the present position at Brown or is a requirement either by law or of Brown University 

**Courses outside of Brown must be taken at degree granting, accredited institutions belonging to one of six regional accrediting agencies

Brown University Courses

Benefit at a Glance

  • Three degree or job-related courses per fiscal year (July 1-June 30)
  • One application per course required
  • Applications due prior to the start date of the course (two weeks preferred)
  • Brown courses will be taxed in accordance with IRS regulations

Learn more about Brown courses.

Courses Outside of Brown

Benefit at a Glance

  • Degree or job-related courses not to exceed the fiscal year (July 1 – June 30) limit of $2,500
  • One application per course required
  • Applications due prior to the start date of the course (two weeks preferred)
  • Distance learning (on-line) options apply only to those in degree programs

Learn more about non-Brown courses.

Certificate Courses/Programs

Benefit at a Glance

  • Job-related certificate courses/programs not to exceed the fiscal year (July 1 – June 30) limit of $2,500
  • One application per course required
  • Distance Learning (on-line) options apply only to those enrolled in a certificate program (consisting of 6 or more courses).

Learn more about certificate courses and programs.

For help related to education pursuits and/or guidance pertaining to the selection of courses or schools, contact Michele Wise at 401-863-2459 or email:Michele_Wise@brown.edu.