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Tuition Assistance Program

The BHMT Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) allows you to use your KP Tuition Reimbursement (TR) benefit to cover non-travel related KP TR eligible expenses. If you are approved to participate in TAP, BHMT will pay any approved KP TR Applications (except travel) that you submit through KP’s TR system.

  • Payments are made directly to your academic provider on your behalf, or
  • Directly to you at the time proof of payment is submitted, versus after course completion.

Once you have completed your course, all you need to do is upload your grades/proof of completion to your KP TR Application. You can continue to access your KP TR benefit until you reach your maximum annual KP TR benefit amount.
Re-apply to TAP every January to ensure access to your KP TR benefits, and so that any KP non-travel TR application you submit during the year is qualified regardless of which provider or program it is used for.
 
The processing timeframe for the TAP application is 6-8 weeks.

What do I need to do before I apply to TAP?

 

  1. Discuss your plans with your manager. Your manager must approve your KP TR application before it can be approved for payment.
  2. Review and understand your Regional KP TR policy so you know which expenses are covered and which are not so you can plan accordingly.
  3. Meet with your BHMT Career Counselor to learn how you can connect other BHMT programs and services with TAP to maximize your benefits while you are in school.
How do I apply to TAP?

Your approved TAP application provides benefits for the calendar year and is not tied to a particular provider or program of study.

 

  1. Click the Apply Now button below. Sign in using your EEID and NUID, and the TAP Application form appears. Enter all required information to complete the form and click Submit.
  2. If you are eligible to participate, you will receive an approval notification from BHMT 1-2 weeks after submitting the application.

 

How do I submit KP TR applications?

 

KP requires you to submit a TR application for each course or term (multiple courses) for which you are seeking reimbursement. You may have several TR applications in any given calendar year.

 

  1. Submit a non-travel related KP TR Application as per the normal KP process.
  2. Find your class.
  3. Create/Submit the TR Application.
  4. Complete and upload a TAP Check Request Form with all associated invoices or receipts for each entity that you are requesting payment (your school, you, etc.)for, to your TR Application along with your other required TR Application documents.
  5. Manager approves TR Application.

     

    BHMT pays for the course but you MUST successfully complete the course. If you do not successfully complete it, you will be subject to BHMT’s Unsuccessful Course Completion and Dropped Class Policy.

     

    BHMT must adhere to your Region’s TR Policy’s timeframe for successful reimbursement of your expenses, so TAP participants must upload grades/proof of completion to their KP TR Application within 30 days of the course end date.

 

If your TR Application is eligible for payment under your Regional KP TR Policy, your application will be approved for payment up to the amount requested, or the amount remaining in your KP TR account – whichever is less. The review/approval process can take up to 4 weeks.

 

BHMT will process payment(s) per your TAP Check Request Form upon your KP TR Application’s approval. This process can take up to an additional 2 weeks. If your TAP Check Request Form is incomplete, the payment process will take more time.

 

It is essential that you upload your grades/proof of completion for the course within (30 days) of the course end date to close your KP TR Application. Failure to do so puts you at risk of being suspended from TAP for the remainder of the year. No new KP TR applications will be qualified for payment through TAP until all previous TR applications have been closed with suitable completion documentation.

 

Do it Again! Continue to complete and upload a TAP Check Request Form with all associated invoices or receipts for each entity that you are requesting payment (your school, you, etc.) for, to your TR Application along with your other required TR Application documents for the duration of your program or until your maximum annual KP TR benefit amount is exhausted.

The Annual Renewal

 

Your KP TR account is refreshed each calendar year, so you must re-apply to participate in TAP and receive your manager’s approval annually.

 

  1. Click the Renewal button below. The TAP Application form appears. Enter all required information to complete the form and click Submit.
  2. If you are eligible to participate, you will receive an approval notification from BHMT 1-2 weeks after submitting the application.

 

TUITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
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ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

 

  • You must be an active KP Union Coalition Employee.
  • You must have completed your probationary period.
  • You must be a regular, benefited full-time or part-time employee – typically working 20 hours or more per week.
  • You must be eligible for KP Tuition Reimbursement