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Career Development

College Release Time

Regular full-time employees, who have completed 6 months of service, may request paid release time up to three hours per week to attend a class. The request must be in writing on the College Release Time Application (PDF) and approved prior to registration. The course must be considered directly related to the current or prospective employment and judged to be of benefit to both the employee and the state.

Tuition Reimbursement

The Tuition Reimbursement Program is designed to support and encourage employee development through formal education, with a priority on the attainment of a degree.

  • Eligible employees seeking a degree at UHCL are able to receive up to $1,500.00 per semester.
  • Eligible employees seeking a degree at a different higher education institution, including UH-Downtown and UH-Main, are able to receive up to $1,000.00 per semester.

 Full-time, benefits-eligible employees, who have been employed at least 6 months, are eligible to apply for reimbursement of tuition and/or fees.  Applications are required at the beginning of the semester.  Review the Tuition Reimbursement Guidelines for more information. To apply complete the Tuition Reimbursement Application. 

 Tuition Reimbursement Application (PDF)

Extended and Professional Education 

UHCL's extended and professional education programs are led by experts in their fields who will guide you through every step of your learning so that you leave UHCL ready to take on new challenges. If you are a working professional wanting to enhance skills, or someone looking to enrich your personal life through knowledge, UHCL can provide the classes to make it happen. To learn more, visit Extended and Professional Education Programs.


  • Human Resources

    Phone: 281-283-2160
    Fax: 281-283-2158 

    Bayou Building B2537
    2700 Bay Area Blvd, Box 167
    Houston, TX 77058-1002