Tuition Reimbursement/Advancement on the Guide

Fair Lawn Public Schools provides tuition reimbursement for Instructional and Educational Services employees under the following guidelines:

  • Courses must be directly related to area of present service

  • Courses must have the prior approval of the Superintendent or his/her designee

  • Courses must be taken at an accredited college or university

  • Reimbursement will not exceed $1,200 per person

  • No reimbursement will be given for any grade lower than a B-

  • Reimbursement will be distributed by July 30th for the previous school year

Tuition Reimbursement Application Instructions

To apply for Tuition Reimbursement, please complete the following steps: 

1. Fill out the "Fair Lawn Public Schools - Course Approval/Tuition Reimbursement" Google Form below (please make sure you are in the right year).

a. Fill out your name, primary school, grade/subject, course number and title, number of credits, cost, enrollment dates, name and location of higher education institution, and upload a copy of the official course description. 

2024 - 2025 School Year Course Approval/Tuition Reimbursement Request Form

2. After submitting the form, you will receive an email from HR stating whether or not your Tuition Reimbursement Application was approved. 

3. Upon completion of the course, complete the "Verification of Course Completion" form on Frontline Central. You can login to Frontline Central here.

Upload your:

  • a) Transcripts/grade report 

  • b) Bursar's receipt 

  • c) Voucher  

For 2023-2024 reimbursement, all coursework must begin and end within the current school year, beginning July 1, 2023 through June 30, 2024. If you do not meet the June 30 deadline for completion, you will be required to resubmit your request for the 2024-2025 school year. 

Advancement on the Guide Application Instructions

To apply for Advancement on the Guide, please complete the following steps:

1. Submit official transcripts to Carole Fenton in HR at

2. Complete the Advancement on the Guide Form, and submit to HR. 

For advancement in January, all coursework must be complete and any degrees conferred by December 31st of the current school year. For advancement in September, all coursework must be complete and any degrees conferred by August 31st of the current school year. 

Please be aware that any Advancement on the Guide will be reflected in your paystub after it has been approved by the Fair Lawn Board of Education.