UVA Employee Funding


The Curry education benefits program provides funds to waive application fees and reduce tuition charges to $400 per credit hour for courses taken by salaried, benefits-eligible employees of the University of Virginia while enrolled part-time in graduate degree and non-degree programs during the academic year (fall and spring), or enrolled in courses for professional development.

“When I decided to go back to school for an Ed.D. in Higher Education, I had to learn to balance the needs of work, home life, and classes. The Curry Educational Benefits program has been a wonderful resource that, when combined with the UVA tuition benefit, makes working towards a degree obtainable.”

– Bart Ragon, MLIS, Associate Director, UVA Health Sciences Library. Pursuing EdD in Higher Education

This education benefit reduces the net on-Grounds tuition cost for employees and allows a student to take four 3-credit courses per year at a cost of $4,800. Also, by using the UVA employee education benefit of $4,360 per year, an employee now spends just $440 out of pocket for four 3-credit Curry courses. The combination of Curry and UVA benefits allows employees to fast-track their graduate education goals, with little to no out-of-pocket costs.

NEW: Effective March 1, 2018, Curry will waive application fees for salaried, benefits-eligible employees applying to Curry graduate programs. To be eligible for the fee waiver, employees must email Katie Walker (kwalker@virginia.edu) at least one week prior to the application deadline and prior to submitting the application for admission.

The quality of Curry’s professional preparation and graduate programs is enhanced by enrolling working professionals. By combining quality faculty who are at the top of their fields with motivated students who have hands-on experience in the disciplines that they are studying, the Curry School is constructing an innovative and growth-oriented learning environment.

Types of Degree Programs:

  • Higher Education – M.Ed., with focus areas in Student Affairs, Intercollegiate Athletic Administration, Higher Ed Administration; Ed.D.; Location: on Grounds
  • Curriculum & Instruction – M.Ed., with focus areas in Instructional Technology, Reading, Gifted Education, and English Language Learning; Ed.D.; Location: on Grounds or online
  • Educational Psychology: Research, Statistics, & Evaluation – M.Ed.; Location: on Grounds
  • Educational Psychology: Applied Developmental Science – M.Ed.; Location: on Grounds
  • Educational Psychology: Social Foundations of Education – M.Ed.; Location: on Grounds or online

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Testimonials


Margaret Baird, M.Ed. in Higher Education

"The Curry Education Benefits program allowed me to complete my Master’s Degree part-time without incurring any debt!"

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  • Types of Courses

    Types of Courses:

    Employees who have enrolled in the Curry education benefit program have taken courses such as:

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    • Adolescent Learning & Development
    • Athletics in the University
    • Athletics, Higher Education, & Society
    • Career Development
    • Characteristics of Emotional & Behavioral Disorders
    • Characteristics of Intellectual Disabilities
    • Characteristics of Learning Disabilities
    • Cognitive Assessment
    • College Student Development
    • College Student Experience
    • Comparative Education
    • Correlation & Regression: Stat III
    • Curriculum & Instruction
    • Descriptive and Inferential Statistics: Stat I
    • Econ & Finance in Higher Education
    • Economics & Education Policy
    • Education Across Cultures
    • Essential Counseling Skills
    • Experimental Design: Stat II
    • Field Experience
    • Foundations of Ed Research
    • Foundations of Reading Instruction
    • History of American Education
    • Independent Study
    • Inequality in Higher Education
    • Intro to Higher Education
    • Introduction to Instructional Design
    • Introduction to Project Management
    • Introduction to the Profession of Counseling
    • Legal Aspects of College Administration
    • Lifespan Development
    • Management and Planning in Higher Education
    • Models of Instruction
    • Multicultural Education
    • Multilevel Modeling Ed Research
    • Organization & Governance in Higher Ed
    • Performance Improvement
    • Philosophy of Education
    • Politics and Education
    • Politics of Difference
    • Principles of Curriculum Design
    • Program Evaluation
    • Qualitative Analysis
    • Reading Disabilities
    • Research Design for Social Innovation with Youth
    • Research in Higher Education
    • Social Foundations of Education
    • Special Topics
    • Structural Equation Modeling
    • Student Affairs in Higher Education
    • Teaching as a Profession
    • The Exceptional Learner
    • Young Adult Literature
  • How to Apply for this Benefit

    In order to access the Curry Education Benefits, the following steps are required:

    1. Employees must submit an “Enrollment and Funding for Employees” application form. Consideration of application forms will begin no earlier than one month prior to the start of the term. Application forms must be received before the end of the drop/add period of the term to be considered.
    2. Upon approval for the Curry Education Benefit, employees must be enrolled in the course by the Curry School of Education. Submission of the application form will constitute both a request to be manually enrolled in the course(s) desired and a request for education benefit funds to reduce tuition owed to $400 per credit hour.
    3. If funding and enrollment are approved, the employee will receive an email with the approved funding amount, the name and mnemonic of the approved course(s), and PTAO to use for the education benefit submission. Upon receipt of this email, the employee should submit his/her request for education benefits through Employee Self Service using the PTAO provided in the confirmation email.
    4. The employee will receive the funds in his/her paycheck and should use those funds to pay charges in the Student Information System. Please note that employees must remit payment for the full cost of course tuition in SIS, using a combination of Curry education benefits, University education benefits, department education benefits, or their own funds.