Education programs for 2021

Please click on education program below to learn more:

When applying for tuition reimbursement you’ll be able to easily submit applications and request reimbursement electronically. Access all of your tuition forms at while signed on through the intranet (only accessible internally).

Standard Tuition Reimbursement

Non Union employees are eligible for basic Tuition Reimbursement of up to $5,000 per calendar year for full time employees. This amount is prorated for part time nurses, physician assistants and licensed practical nurses, in those job titles, pursuing an eligible degree (.5 status or greater). Fees, books, charges and costs other than tuition are not reimbursed. Tuition is accumulated by calendar year, based on when it is paid to the employee. Employees are eligible for a $20,000 maximum reimbursement for each, an Associate degree, Bachelor degree and a graduate level degree.

Employees with a Registered Nurse Job title who are hired, rehired or transferred into a Registered Nurse position on or after 9/1/10 are not held to yearly caps and do not need to wait the one year eligibility requirement for their BSN degree only. They are held to separate degree maximums.

Please see the Tuition Reimbursement Policy for additional guidelines.

Employees with the following titles may be eligible for additional reimbursement opportunities: Vice President, Full-time Physician, Deputy Executive Director, Senior Vice President, System Chair, and Executive Director. Dependent Tuition applications and forms can be found on the electronic database: (only accessible internally)

Application due by:
Fall Semester October 15
Spring Semester February 15
Summer Semester July 1
Reimbursement Requests due by:
Fall Semester April 1 following the year of attendance
Spring Semester September 1 of the year of attendance
Summer Semester December 1 of the year of attendance

Tuition Assistance Program: Hofstra University Northwell Health Master Degree Program

Full-time, non-union employees are eligible to apply for full tuition assistance for their Master’s Degree from Hofstra University once they complete one year of employment. Eligible degree opportunities can include but are not limited to business programs (MBA and MS), MHA, MPH, HIT and Health Professions Pedagogy and Leadership.

Applicants must initially be accepted to their Hofstra program prior to completing the Northwell Health’s full tuition assistance application by May 31. All completed applications will then be submitted to the selection committee for review.

*Employees are urged to complete their application early, at least two weeks in advance so they can be made aware of any missing documents. Anything missing by May 31 will prohibit your application from being sent to the selection committee.

Employees will be notified of their acceptance/denial into the tuition assistance program by July 1. Accepted employees must sign a two year Service Commitment. Tuition costs (not including fees, books and trips) are paid directly to Hofstra and a Tuition Loan Account is created on the student’s behalf. In the event the employee leaves the organization before two years, the employee will be responsible for the balance of their Loan Account immediately. Employees who were considered by the committee and not approved into the Full Tuition Assistance Program may be eligible for the Standard Tuition Reimbursement Program (if they did not already receive tuition reimbursement for another graduate degree), as well as an additional scholarship from Hofstra University.

For additional information regarding Hofstra's graduate programs, please contact the Office of Graduate Admission at 516-463-4723 or visit

Northwell employees may qualify for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Program after making 120 qualifying payments on certain federal loans while employed full-time by Northwell, being a public service employer.

The PSLF Program is intended to encourage individuals to enter and continue to work full-time in public service jobs.

This is a federal program that is not administered through Northwell, but eligible employees can benefit from the Program. For more information, and to see if you are eligible, please visit the Federal Student Aid Website.


Please see links below to see if you are eligible for this program.


Northwell Health partnered with SoFi to help support our employees with their student debt burden. We’re excited to announce that by refinancing through, employees, their family and friends are now eligible for a 0.125% rate discount! Parent PLUS loans can also be refinanced through this partnership.

Why refinance? SoFi borrowers who refinance their student loans can save up to $30,0692 over the life of the loan! It takes just two minutes to check your rates at

Benefits include:

  • Rate Discount: Employees, their friends and family now receive a 0.125% rate discount1 upon refinancing through
  • Rates: Low variable and fixed rates with 5 – 20-year repayment terms.
  • Simplicity: Consolidate all existing student loans (federal and private) into a single loan with one monthly payment. Parent PLUS loan refinancing is also available. No Fees: No application fees, no origination fees and no prepayment penalties.

If you have questions about SoFi student loan refinancing, please visit or contact SoFi directly at 855-456-7634. Be sure you tell them you’re a Northwell Health team member!

1 If you apply and are approved, the interest rate shown in the Final Disclosure Statement will include an additional .125% rate discount because of your employment at a SoFi partner company at the time of loan origination.

Bethpage Federal Credit Union

Refinance and consolidate your private and federal loans and enjoy one convenient payment with potentially lower interest rates

  • Fixed interest rates
  • Zero application, origination, or prepayment fees
  • Flexible terms that fit your needs

Debbie Tascone Scholarship

The Debbie Tascone Nursing Scholarship will provide a scholarship of $5,000 for up to six nursing students in good academic standing who meet the established criteria. The scholarships are available to individuals who are Northwell Health employees or dependents of employees. Per Diem employees are not eligible to apply.

Scholarship applicant must:

  • Be a Northwell Health employee or a dependent of an employee (per diems excluded)
  • Be admitted or enrolled as a student in an accredited Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) or Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) program, or taking graduate, post-graduate or certificate courses in Palliative Care
  • Complete the application form in its entirety
  • Submit a letter of reference with the completed application
  • Complete the essay questions as described in the application

The scholarship winner will be selected by a committee. The committee will be composed of senior nursing leadership from across Northwell Health. Please note:

  • Submission of an application does not guarantee that a scholarship will be awarded
  • Only completed applications will be considered, with all attachments and reference letters

Northwell Health S.T.E.M. Scholarship

In partnership with Long Island Community Foundation (LICF), ten college scholarships of up to $10,000 will be granted to dependent children of Northwell Health team members (full- or part-time only) toward the cost of tuition, housing, books, fees, and other higher education related expenses. Applications are emailed to all employees as a link and will be available the beginning of May, annually.