Tuition Assistance Program gives eligible staff discounts on tuition

Wednesday, August 12, 2020 - 13:40 in Psychology & Sociology

For many Harvard staffers, the dream of getting a University degree can be an affordable reality thanks to the Tuition Assistance Program (TAP), which lets eligible employees take Harvard classes at a steep discount. It is a dream that had always been one of Veronica Olsen’s long-term goals. When, with help from TAP, she started working on a graduate certificate, the impact on her career was immediate. “When I began my business communications graduate certificate, I worked in enrollment services at DCE [the Division of Continuing Education], but then transitioned to coordinator of alumni communications in the Office of Advancement,” Olsen said. Now, her certificate complete, she is pursuing a master’s of education at Pennsylvania State University and has been promoted again to assistant director of special events. Christine Natoli, who took over for Olsen as coordinator of alumni communications and events, has used TAP to take five courses at Harvard Extension School so...

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