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Local 2627 Tuition Reimbursement Program FAQ

1. What is the Local 2627 Tuition Reimbursement Program?

It is a program that provides reimbursement for work related computer/IT classes only. It will cover: tuition, registration, and computer/IT certification exams for Local 2627 members who qualify.

In order to qualify you must be a member in Good Standing for at least one (1) year (have signed a Green Union Card).

2. What courses can I be reimbursed for?

Computer courses taken from valid educational institutions are reimbursable. Fees for certification exams are also reimbursable.

3. How much can I be reimbursed?

DC 37 reimburses up to $800 per year for just about any courses/classes you take as long as you pass or receive a letter grade of "C" or above. Local 2627 will reimburse up to $800 for any tuitions or fees that exceeded DC 37's $800 as long as the courses/classes are Computer/IT related. Local 2627 will reimburse you for the cost of a certification exam as long as it falls within the balance of your local 2627 $800 reimbursement. DC 37 does not reimburse for certification exams so you should apply directly to Local 2627. DC 37 does pays for online courses. Always apply to DC 37 first. DC 37 uses a reimbursement form, you must call them to receive it, (212) 815-1700. You will also need to provide a copy of DC37 check when you submit your request to Local 2627.

Example A: Tuition during a calendar year for covered courses (computer courses or — for members who have taken Shop Steward Training) is $800. DC 37 pays $800. Local 2627 pays nothing.

Example B: Tuition during a calendar year for covered courses is $1600. DC 37 pays $800. Local 2627 pays $800.

Example C: The cost of a covered certification exam is $200. DC 37 does not reimburse for certification exams. Local 2627 pays $200.

4. When should I file for a refund

CLASSES: If you are seeking reimbursement for a class, apply to DC 37 as soon as you have proof you passed the course.

After you have received reimbursement from DC 37, if their payment does not cover the whole tuition/registration cost apply to Local 2627 to cover the remainder up to $800 a year. You must submit your application for reimbursement to Local 2627 within 60 days days of the date that appears on the reimbursement check from the DC 37 Education Fund or the date on the DC 37 Rejection Letter.

CERTIFICATES: If you are seeking reimbursement for a certification exam, apply directly to Local 2627 within 60 days days of receiving proof that you passed the exam.

APPLYING TO LOCAL 2627: Include the following items in your Local 2627 tuition reimbursement application:

  • MUST supply a phone number, day evening or both
  • MUST supply your agency
  • PROOF that you passed the course
  • PROOF that you paid for the course (paid bill & method of payment)
  • PROOF of how much DC 37 reimbursed you (This does not apply to certification exams) or the DC 37 Rejection Letter.

NO Payments to vendors in Cash!
Beginning February 1, 2016, courses paid in cash will NOT be reimbursed by Local 2627.
Acceptable types of payment to vendors include Checks, Money Orders, Credit Cards, etc.
Include copies of the front and back of Checks that you supply to Local 2627.

Applications to Local 2627 for tuition reimbursement must be sent by mail. Do not fax. Do not send originals — send copies only. Include your name, Social Security number, phone numbers, address, the agency for which you work, and your e-mail address if you have one.

Send to:
Local 2627
125 Barclay St.
New York NY 10007

Do Not Fax. Do Not eMail.

5. How soon after submitting my application to Local 2627 will I receive my check?

You should receive your reimbursement sometime during the calendar month following your application.

6. Do I have to pass the course to be reimbursed?


7. Can I be reimbursed for my child's or other family member's tuition?


8. Can I be reimbursed for books?


9. Can I be reimbursed for lab or application fees?


10. Can I be reimbursed for computer certificate exams?


11. What opportunities are there for Local 2627 members who work at CUNY to take courses for free at city colleges?

The union has negotiated contractual rights for its members who work for CUNY to attend classes at CUNY. To see the contract language, click here.

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