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.

AYC applications for 2018*:

Summer: June 1 – June 30, 2018
Fall: September 1 – September 30, 2018

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


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).
  • You are currently enrolled or will start an academic degree or training program by September 17, 2018, and you will complete your program as of September 30, 2019.
  • You must start submitting requests for reimbursements (receipts) upon acceptance.


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 verifying your start and end dates OR
  • A copy of an official degree audit that includes your start and end dates OR
  • A copy of the signed enrollment agreement or contract from your educational institution that verifies your start and end date.


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