State of Tennessee
Voluntary Buyout Program Assistance Benefit

VBP Benefit Description:

Tuition assistance of up to $15,600 ($7,800 per year) at the schools, institutions, and entities governed by the Tennessee Board of Regents and the University of Tennessee Board of Trustees, as well as state certified apprenticeship programs. Tuition assistance benefits are available for a two-year period beginning when an employee is separated due to the voluntary buyout program. GED classes are also available through the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development's Career Centers, and testing fees will be covered under the tuition assistance benefit.

This program is not offered to the general public, but only as one of the benefits provided to State employees who are impacted by the Voluntary Buyout Program.