Tuition Assistance

The City of Portsmouth Tuition Assistance Policy (TAP) promotes the professional development of employees by providing educational reimbursement for college and special courses, and certification tests required by the job. The policy encourages employees to work continuously toward strengthening their skills and abilities to perform their respective job, thereby building a stronger knowledge base.


The following individuals are eligible to apply for tuition assistance:

  • Regular full-time City employees, who have completed one year of service and have worked 2080 hours as of the date of their application
  • All employees appointed by the City Council or the City Manager and Constitutional Officers and their employees, but excluding members of boards and commissions
  • Employees must have at least an overall performance standard of "meets" on their most recent performance evaluation


Please feel free to check out the City's Tuition Assistance Policy (PDF) for important information regarding:

  • Application procedure
  • Eligibility
  • Reimbursement procedure
  • Repayment provisions
  • Requirements
  • Responsibilities


You can view or download the Tuition Assistance Application (PDF), which is a fillable form that can be completed electronically.

Upon completion, please email us your signed application for review and consideration.