Tuition Reimbursement Programs Overview


    CRSD Tuition Reimbursement

    The State of Delaware Critical Needs Scholarship

    Who is Eligible?

    Teachers, Paraprofessionals, Secretaries

    Full time employees of a Delaware public or charter school who teach on a valid Emergency Certificate or a Certificate of Eligibility in a critical need area as defined by the Delaware Department of Education and are taking coursework to enable them to achieve Standard Certification.

    Is Prior District approval required?



    How many courses are reimbursed per semester?

    Multiple courses are eligible and shall be divided into two equal parts:

    Classes completed from June 16-Feb 1 Classes completed Feb 2-June 15

    • Fall Semester-ONE class
    • Spring Semester-ONE class
    • Summer Semester-Not Eligible

    What fees are covered?

    Tuition only  (ARTC Seminar Courses not eligible)

    Tuition AND Registration fee

    How much will I be reimbursed?

    Funds will be pro-rated so that each eligible employee receives a SHARE of the total District’s allocation.

    Reimbursement is made to eligible teachers for up to the cost of one 3 credit course per term (fall and spring) and one registration fee (maximum $30) within program funding limitations. For the 2019-2020 academic year the reimbursement amount will be pro-rated to a maximum of $1,300 per eligible course

    How do I Apply?

    CR Tuition Reimbursement forms must be completed PRIOR to taking the course and sent to The Office of Human Resources for Pre-Approval. Forms are available in your school's main office.

    Apply Online

    Instructions after course is completed

    Note: Please send in all documents prior to the deadline. Requests received after the deadline will not be paid

    Forward the following documents to The Office of Human Resources:

    1. Your copy of the pink prior approval form
    2. An unofficial transcript or grade sheet  (passing grade of "B" or better)
    3. Proof of payment for the course (billing statement)
    4. State of DE Personal Expense Reimbursement Form (see school secretary or print this Form)-Please complete the following:
    • Your name 
    • University name and course number 
    • Your home address
    • Your signature




    Forward the following documents to before the application deadline:

      1. Unofficial college transcript showing your name, the course name and the course grade for which reimbursement is being requested.
      2. Itemized tuition statement from your college for the semester showing your name, the name of the course and the tuition and fee for the course for which you are seeking reimbursement.
      3. A copy of your valid Emergency Certificate or Certificate of Eligibility for the critical need area in which you are currently teaching.

    FINAL STEP-Forward a State of DE Personal Expense Reimbursement Form to Caesar Rodney School District-Office of Human Resources-Please complete the following:

    • Your name
    • University name and course number 
    • Your home address  
    • Your signature