Support for Learning: APSA Staff

There are a number of professional development opportunities for APSA Employees at SFU.

Tuition Reimbursement

This policy provides for tuition reimbursement for off-campus  Job-Related Credit Courses, up to $1000 per year ( credit courses not offered at SFU). Please note that the Tuition Reimbursement Application form must be submitted to Human Resources PRIOR to registration in the course.

Professional Development Expenses (Reimbursement)

Balance: To find the balance in your Professional Development account, go to, Login, and under Staff Resources click on "Professional Development Expenses".

Professional development expenses such as professional dues, computer hardware and software, conference fees may be reimbursed. It is important to note that

  • only Continuing APSA Employees are eligible for this benefit
  • a purchase must be used for professional development in order to be claimed
  • *effective January 1, 2022 the annual allocation is $1100, total cumulative to $5500

Tuition Waiver

Tuition for SFU credit courses is waived for Continuing APSA Employees and their Dependents.

Professional Development Leaves

For Continuing APSA Employees who have completed six years of service, Professional Development Leaves of up to twelve months may be granted.

Staff Internationalization Fund

Through SFU International:

Supports ongoing international engagement of the university community by providing funds for staff projects aimed at deepening SFU's international partnerships and growing SFU's international activities.

In-House courses and workshops offered through Human Resources

In addition to courses of interest to all employees, Human Resources offers several courses each semester especially for APSA staff (supervisors and managers):