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How Do I Apply?



Review all program eligibility guidelines before applying. 

Eligible Candidates: 

For Textbook & Tuition Assistance: Regular full-time employees who have successfully completed their initial probationary period. Please refer to the Educational Support Program Policies and Procedures for additional information on eligibility. Please note that not all departments provide textbook and tuition assistance. 

For Career Counseling Services Only (Including Interview Prep and Resume Assistance): Temporary and regular employees, regardless of current probationary status, are eligible to apply.



Submit completed application with your immediate Supervisor’s signature to the Educational Support Program at [email protected].



Once application is received, wait 72 hours for an e-mail response from the Educational Support Program staff. Depending on ESP services requested, you may be sent a link to take an online career assessment. Please follow the directions in the e-mail you receive to complete the assessment.

If, depending on the ESP services requested, you are not required to complete an online career assessment: You will receive an e-mail with instructions for setting up a meeting with a counselor. 



After you complete the assessment (if applicable), you will receive a second e-mail with instructions for setting up a meeting with a counselor. 

You must complete an application for all services except loan repayment and on-site programs.

The signature on the application verifies that you have completed your initial probationary period and are in good standing, it does not approve any funding, so typically a supervisor's signature is enough.

Note: Behavioral Health Department employees need to submit a letter of interest when submitting their application for signature.

Please note that availability of certain programs differs by department.

All eligible employees qualify for:

  • Career Counseling 
  • Academic Advising
  • Resume Assistance
  • Strong Interest Inventory Assessment 


How to Apply

Visit Participating Departments to find out whether your department participates in:

Textbook & Tuition Reimbursement 
Loan Repayment
20-20 Programs

Attention Healthcare Professionals. The Health Professions Education Foundation and the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) offer scholarships for students and loan repayment for professionals already in the field. Visit our Especially for Healthcare Professionals page.

The Department of Education and Federal Trade Commission 
Guide on Deceptive Student Loan Marketing
For advice to students, parents and others on how to spot deceptive marketing, tips on how to navigate the consolidation loan market, and information on how to file a complaint against a lender, visit the Department of Education and Federal Trade Commission website.

Policies & Procedures

Board Policy C-7
Board Policy C-7 was approved by the Board of Supervisors in April 2006. This policy outlines educational support resources that may be available to County employees.

Educational Support Program Policies and Procedures
In order to meet the goals of Board Policy C-7, the Educational Support Program Policies and Procedures outline the specific components, eligibility requirements, application procedures, and the departmental and employee responsibilities.

Formal Education Reimbursement Plan Document
This document outlines the Educational Support Program's compliance with IRS tax regulation Section 127.