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Stanford Report, August 8, 2001
Benefits at a glance

The Human Resources department has announced increases and additions to the 2001-02 benefits package, including:

Educational Benefits

  • The tuition grant program will offer eligible employees up to 50 percent of the cost of Stanford tuition for dependent children, effective this academic year. The benefit will be available to part-time employees who work at least 50 percent time as well. (Guidelines for part-time employees are yet to be determined.)

  • Maximum benefits under the Staff Tuition Assistance Program are increasing from $800 to $1,200 a year, effective Sept. 1.

  • Maximum benefits under the Staff Tuition Reimbursement Program for employees enrolled in undergraduate and graduate degree programs are increasing from $2,000 to $5,250, effective Sept. 1.

  • Graduate tuition reimbursements will be tax-free, effective Jan. 1, 2002.

Family Benefits

  • The new Child Care Subsidy Grant, administered by the WorkLife Office, offers supplements of up to $5,000 per family per year. Reimbursement will be made directly into Dependent Care Spending Accounts. The program will be effective Jan. 1, 2002, but applications must be received no later than Aug. 15.

  • Effective Sept. 1, the new Adoption Assistance Program, also administered by WorkLife, will provide reimbursement of up to $5,000 ($6,000 for special-needs children) for costs incurred after Sept. 1.

  • Effective Jan. 1, 2002, reimbursements under the Adoption Assistance Program will increase to up to $10,000, with a lifetime family maximum of $20,000.