Tuition Reimbursement & Educational Leave

Information about Tuition Reimbursement and Educational Leave at the City of Albuquerque.

Tuition Reimbursement

The City of Albuquerque is a proponent of higher education and encourages and supports employees in reaching their educational goals through the Tuition Assistance and Educational Leave Programs.

Reimbursement is awarded based on successful completion of up to 6 credit hours per Fall and Spring terms from a regionally accredited college or university at the rate of up to $140 per credit hour not to exceed $840 per term for Associate and Bachelor Degrees.

Reimbursement for Graduate Degrees is up to 3 credit hours per Fall and Spring terms from a regionally accredited college or university at the rate of up to $140 per credit hour not to exceed $420 per term.

Note: Reimbursement is for Tuition Only. Fees, books, and other costs will not be reimbursed.

Applications are due by the deadlines listed below:


2021 Spring Term – Classes January – May

  • Application Opens: May 15, 2021
  • Applications Due: June 15, 2021

2021 Fall Term – Classes August – December

  • Application Opens: Dec. 15, 2021
  • Applications Due: Jan. 15, 2022


After completing the online application employees must submit all receipts and grades for the current term to the CABQ Employee Learning Center. Employees will be notified of application status within two weeks of the deadline. It is the employee's responsibility to ensure all materials are submitted and received by the CABQ Employee Learning Center

Apply for Tuition Assistance Application: Open May 15, 2021

Education Leave

Education Leave is available year-round to eligible employees. All Education Leave requests must be signed/approved by the employee’s direct supervisor, Division Manager, and Department Director. Education Leave does not include Tuition Assistance. Employees must complete the application form and submit to the CABQ Employee Learning Center to use Education Leave.

Apply for Education Leave

If you have any questions please e-mail Leticia Chavez at [email protected] or call (505) 768-3200.