Tuition Assistance Program

The City of Lynchburg offers a Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) to eligible employees for coursework toward a college degree, professional certification, or developmental training. These employment benefits support the City's goal of attracting and retaining a qualified workforce. TAP encourages and enables employees to increase their knowledge and skills as it relates to their work.


Full-time employees who have completed one year of continuous satisfactory service with the City may apply for tuition assistance. Full-time employees and part-time employees with benefits who have completed either two years of continuous service or have worked the equivalent hours of a full-time position (2080 hours), whichever occurs first, may also request tuition assistance. View the full policy here.

How to Apply

HR will accept requests for tuition assistance when eligible employees register for a class(es) or course(s) throughout the year on a rolling basis.

  1. Register for your class.
  2. Complete the Tuition Assistance Program Application (DOC).
  3. Submit your application to HR with a copy of the registration prior to the beginning of the course(s).
  4. Finish your class and submit the grade with the completed Grade Submission Form (PDF) to HR within 30 days of the class end date.
  5. Receive your reimbursement (advance payment to the school is still an option).

For additional questions, email Tina Barrera.