Classified Staff Professional Development



Professional Development Programs for Classified Staff (CSEA-Represented Employees)

Classified Staff Waiver Program for SMC Course Material and Course Work

The Admissions & Records Office waives tuition for classified employees. Employees may also receive reimbursement for required instructional materials.

District - CSEA Agreement ​Article 11.13

Classified Staff Professional Growth/Education Tuition Reimbursement

Permanent employees may apply for and receive reimbursement of tuition, registration, and/or cost of books or materials for classes, conferences, or workshops taken during the employee's non-work hours.

District - CSEA Agreement Article 11.11

Classified Staff Educational Pay Differential Program

Permanent employees may be eligible for an educational pay differential for successful completion of approved educational training.

**Submissions for requests are currently accepted**

District - CSEA Agreement Article 11.10

Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program

Working at Santa Monica College is qualifying employment for the Public Service Loan Forgivness (PSLF) program. To qualify you must:

  • work for a government agency or for certain types of nonprofit organizations (Santa Monica College qualifies),
  • work full-time (at least 30 hours per week). If part-time, contact to complete the public service loan calculator which will accompany your certification form,
  • have Direct Loans (or consolidate other federal student loans to qualify),
  • repay loans on an income-driven repayment plan,
  • make 120 qualifying payments (over 10 years)

Federal Employer Identification Number (FEIN): 95-276-7537

Public Service Loan Forgivness Application

Public Service Loan Forgiveness Additional Information

Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program Fact Sheet

Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program FAQ

Other Useful Links

Classified Professional Development Committee

For additional information or questions, please contact
Office of Human Resources
310-434-4415 /