Vice President for Extension and Outreach Tuition Assistance Program

ISU Extension and Outreach is a knowledge-based organization and our people are our greatest asset. The Vice President for Extension and Outreach Tuition Assistance Program is designed to help our people move forward with their extension careers. County-paid and ISU-paid extension employees may apply for the program, whether taking credit courses from Iowa State, a community college, a private institution or other accredited public institution. In the first 2 years of the Tuition Assistance Program, ISU Extension and Outreach has helped staff participants save over $40,000 in tuition costs with its support.

The following explanatory document found online will assist with requirements, guidelines, and information that apply to the Vice President for Extension and Outreach Tuition Assistance Program.

Other tuition assistance resources available include Excellence in Extension and the Merit and Professional & Scientific Tuition Reimbursement Program. Please note, according to university policy, if you are an ISU employee, Merit or P&S, you must apply for the VPEO Tuition Assistance Program and the P&S Tuition Reimbursement for tuition not covered through the VPEO Tuition Assistance Program.   Please see the ISU P&S Tuition Reimbursement guidelines

All applications are to be submitted online using the Qualtrics application. For your viewing prior to applying online, a PDF document of the application may be found here. Approved applicants are also responsible for completing an online reimbursement form. A PDF document of the reimbursement form may be found here. 

Semester Application Deadlines

  • Summer 2023 Application: March 10-May 12, 2023
  • Fall 2023 Application:  June 20-August 18, 2023
  • Winter/Spring 2024: November 15-January 12, 2024

Deadlines will not be extended and any application after the deadline will not be approved. Reimbursements will not be processed until after the reimbursement deadline:

  • Spring: June 15
  • Summer: September 1
  • Fall: February 1

Frequently Asked Questions document is available online for your review prior to the application process. 

For questions about the Tuition Assistance Program, please contact Dr. Brenda Allen, professional development manager.