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STANFORD TUITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (STAP) FOR STANFORD EMPLOYEES

Eligible Stanford University employees may use STAP funds for any Continuing Studies Course.

Who's Eligible?
Stanford University Employees who work 50% time or more and receive STAP funds may apply up to the full amount of their yearly STAP fund allocation ($800) toward Continuing Studies tuition and registration fees. Faculty, students, temporary employees, retirees, or other non-staff University affiliates are not eligible. (Stanford Hospital employees use a different education fund allocation.  Please see your HR Manager for the appropriate form.)

When Can I Use STAP Funds?
Each year, STAP funds are made available on September 1st and will run out on August 31. Each September the University replenishes your STAP funds. Unused STAP funds do not carry over to the following fiscal year, so you should be sure to use them during the current academic year. If you are registering for a Fall course (prior to Sept 1st), we will accept your registration request to use STAP funds for the upcoming year. Your STAP request will be held and then submitted to the STAP office after September 1.

How Can I Use STAP Funds?
During the registration process, you can apply your STAP funds in the Tuition Assistance section on our website. You'll be asked to provide the 8-digit university ID number found on your photo employee ID card. Please be sure to log onto AXESS ahead of time to ensure that you have sufficient STAP funds prior to applying these funds toward a course.

PLEASE NOTE: If you choose to pay with a credit card, and then need to later switch your payment to STAP,  you will be redirected to your department administrator to seek reimbursement through your STAP funds.  Please understand that we must follow this University procedure for all STAP reimbursements.

How to Check Your Balance:
Please be sure to verify your STAP eligibility and that you have sufficient STAP funds before enrolling in a course. To check eligibility and your STAP balance online, go to http://axess.stanford.edu and login with your SUNet ID. Click on the Stars tab and then >> My STAP Balance.

What Can STAP Funds Pay For?

Courses
You can use your STAP funds toward Continuing Studies course tuition, registration fee, and any applicable course fees.

Textbooks
In many cases, you can purchase textbooks required for Continuing Studies courses and get reimbursed through your STAP funds. For further details, please consult with the person in your department who handles reimbursements.

Need More Information?
Many helpful answers to your questions about STAP can be found by visiting Stanford's STAP page on the Human Resources website found at this link: http://hreap.stanford.edu/stap.html

Please note that your registration in Continuing Studies courses will not be final until we receive confirmation from Human Resources of your STAP eligibility and balance.