University of California, Riverside

Human Resources

Educational Benefits

Educational Benefits

UCR employees receive a variety of educational benefits, depending on eligibility. Benefits include access to training and development programs, reduced-fee enrollment or discounts on courses and access to UCR’s academic curriculum for employees meeting academic eligibility criteria. In some cases, employees may also be able to arrange time off or an alternative work schedule to attend classes.

Professional Development Policies

Information concerning release time for professional development can be found on the following pages:

Reduced Fee Enrollment Policy – Policy 51

A regular status employee who meets the admission requirements of the University is eligible for 2/3 reduction of both the University Tuition Fee and the Student Services Fee when enrolled in regular session courses of up to nine units or three courses per quarter or semester, whichever provides the greater benefit to the employee. Full fees will be assessed when an eligible employee's enrollment exceeds both nine units and three courses.

Employees who are eligible to receive reduced fees under this policy are not eligible to receive an additional reduction in fees under the Policy and Procedures Concerning Part-Time Study.

The reduced fee enrollment provision does not include access to student services and facilities provided through the University Tuition Fee, which includes but is not limited to: the Counseling Center, Student Recreation Center, or the Student Health Services unless the employee is otherwise entitled to them. 

Reduced fee enrollment application.

Summer Sessions

UCR has an open enrollment policy during the summer that does not require regular University admission. Courses are drawn form UCR’s general curriculum, span eight and ten-week sessions, are offered during the day and evening, and have transfer potential.

For more information about summer sessions, visit

UCR Extension

If you are a UCR employee who works at least 50% time, you may receive a discount of 10% on most UCR Extension courses (some restrictions apply).   Contact the University Extension Student Services desk at to obtain a reduced fee enrollment application.

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Human Resources
1201 University Ave., Suite 208
Riverside, CA 92507

Tel: (951) 827-5588
Fax: (951) 827-2672