Educational Resources

Educational Release Time

Educational Release Time is limited to three hours per week for full-time, budgeted employees for a course offered during the employee’s regular work hours.


  • Educational Release Time is limited to employees pursing a graduate or undergraduate degree for courses that are part of their approved degree program.
  • The “Educational Release Time Request” form (available from the HR webpage) is submitted and
    approved before registering for classes.
  • Online courses do not qualify unless the course requires online class time during the employee’s normal work schedule.
  • Courses offered outside of the employee’s regular work hours do not qualify for Educational Release Time.
  • The three hours of Educational Release Time will not count as hours worked for purposes of FLSA
  • The “Educational Release Time Request” form must be approved by the employee’s department head
    through his/her immediate supervisor, if applicable, and the appropriate VP prior to class registration in
    order to determine and make necessary work schedule arrangements


Tuition & Fee Payments for Employees

Book Scholarship

The Texas A&M International University Staff Senate Book Scholarship assists qualifying TAMIU staff members meet their educational goals. The scholarship encourages employees to obtain additional education and training. Staff Senate will award a maximum of $250 each Fall and Spring semester unless a matching opportunity is available for more funding. For more information visit the staff senate website.