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Indiana Department of Correction

IDOC > Careers in Corrections > Tuition Reimbursement Tuition Reimbursement Program (TRP)

The Indiana Department of Correction is pleased to introduce the Tuition Reimbursement Program (TRP). The TRP is a state-funded tuition reimbursement program for qualified Department of Correction employees and is designed to assist in defraying the expenses individuals incur when taking educational courses.

To qualify, an employee must be a regular, full-time, active Indiana Department of Correction employee are eligible to participate in the program after 12 continuous months of employment with the Agency.   The educational course(s) must be offered by an accredited Indiana-based institution and must benefit the employee with increased knowledge or skill that contributes to job performance and/or will prepare the employee for advancement within the Department of Correction. Eligible applicants may be awarded up to 75% of tuition and course related fees (up to a maximum of $2,200 per fiscal year per employee).

Employees interested in applying for the Tuition Reimbursement Program should print the TRP Application Packet available below (including the application, the TRP Guidelines, and the Agreement for Repayment forms) or obtain a copy of the information from their HR office. Applicants must include a course description for each course they are taking.

After completing both forms, they must be given to the applicant’s immediate supervisor for approval and signatures. The supervisor must make a recommendation, provide comments, sign and date the application and forward the application, the signed repayment agreement, and course description(s) to:

Indiana Department of Correction -Human Resources Division
302 W. Washington St., Room E334
Indianapolis, IN 46204

All applications must be submitted no earlier than 8 weeks before the course(s) begin and no later than 2 weeks prior to the start of the course(s). Any application received outside this time frame will be returned to the employee.

Central Office HR will approve or disapprove the application based on established criteria and will notify an applicant only if the application is denied.  

**Please note:  If information on the application changes (i.e. course is canceled or applicant will be taking the course at a later date), it is the responsibility of the applicant to notify the Central Office HR Division.  Some situations will require applicants to resubmit the application.

Tuition Reimbursement Forms & Information