AYC (ADVANCE YOUR CAREER) PROGRAM

WHAT IS THE AYC PROGRAM?

AYC is a reimbursement program that provides financial assistance to employees who want to move up the healthcare career ladder.

AYC reimburses up to $5,250 (per program) towards tuition, mandatory student fees, required textbooks and license or certification exams. AYC participants pay these costs up front or make financial arrangements with their education/training program.

The next application cycle will open on September 1, 2018.

* Note: No applications will be accepted after the application periods have closed.

CRITERIA/ELIGIBILITY

You are eligible to apply for AYC if you meet all of the following criteria:

  • You are an employee represented by an SEIU bargaining unit.
  • You have completed your probationary period.
  • You are full-time or part-time and benefited, working 20+ hours per week; OR you are a non-benefited employee and your training program is less than forty (40) hours.
  • You are enrolled in an academic degree or training program at an accredited community college, 4-year college or university, a private career college, a regional occupational center or at another technical training/degree granting institution.
  • Your classes are offered either on-site or online (self-paced programs are not supported).
  • In terms of training/academic program eligibility there are three different ways to be eligible. You must meet one of the following:
    • Be currently enrolled in a program – priority is given to those closest to completing their program OR
    • Will be enrolled a program by the end of July 2018 – priority is given to those closest to completed their program OR
    • Have completed your program within the last 90 days (March, April, or May 2018).

NOTE: Starting in January 2019, we will no longer accept applications from students that have completed their program as of August, 2018 or later.

  • You must start submitting requests for reimbursements (receipts) upon acceptance.

The next application cycle will open on September 1, 2018.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION

If you are currently enrolled or will be enroll in an academic degree or training program submit one of the following:

  • A letter from your educational institution OR
  • A copy of the signed enrollment agreement or contract from your educational institution OR
  • A degree audit

The verification document must include:

  • Your name
  • School name
  • Program you are completing
  • Start and end dates (including externships, internships and clinical dates)– this must match the dates listed on your application

We do not accept class schedules, syllabus, calendars, or invoices.

If you completed your program in March, April, or May you must submit one of the following:

  • Copy of your certificate of completion or diploma OR
  • Transcript posted with your degree or certificate OR
  • A letter from your school/training program verifying your completion date.

NOTE: Starting in January 2019, we will no longer accept applications from students that have completed their program as of August, 2018 or later.

The verification document must include:

  • Your name
  • School name
  • Program you completed
  • End date of the program – this date must match the date listed on your application

QUESTIONS/CONTACT INFORMATION

Kaiser Employees in California, Colorado, Oregon and Washington:

Daisy Kinyauo At 415-238-7749 or dkinyauo@seiu-uhweduc.org

All non-Kaiser employers in California and Las Vegas:

Linda Redricks at 916-402-4828 or lredricks@seiu-uhweduc.org

Tel: 888-872-4606 info@seiu-uhweduc.org