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Education benefits apply to staff holding regular, open, term, or executive director's advisor appointments.

In addition to Staff Rule 06.14, the following apply:

  • Education Travel Fares
  • Reverse Home Country Travel may apply if a child is studying in the staff member's home country
  • In cases where the World Bank Group does not pay room and board costs for a primary or secondary boarding school, and is unable to provide a distinction between (i) tuition, and (ii) room and board, to a staff member wishing to confirm education usage, the following percentages apply:
  • Military school’s tuition fee = 60 percent of total cost
  • All other school’s tuition fee = 65 percent of total cost
  • Exchange rates used to reimburse for education abroad are those reported by the UN in their Post Adjustment Circulars. Refer to Annex B: Education Benefits of Staff Rule 06.14. For an illustration of exchange rate reimbursements, click here.
  • The Bank Group reimburses only costs related specifically to education of children.

o    Reimbursable expenses:

  • Application fees
  • Art fee
  • Boarding would be included in the benefits authorization under subsistence allowance, if the school is not in the duty station country
  • Building fee
  • Capital levy fee, where charged to all students
  • Computer fee
  • Computer software purchases that are mandatory for a particular class
  • Computer network cards, if mandatory. Documentation is required.
  • Development fee
  • Differential fee
  • Diploma fee
  • Enrollment fee
  • Exam fee, including PSAT, SAT, AP, TOEFL, and GRE exams and Baccalaureate
  • Graduation fee
  • Lab fee
  • Levy Certificate or COG for Jakarta International School only, as this is a pre-enrollment tuition pre-payment unique to that school
  • Physical plant fee
  • Registration fee
  • Room and board, if the school is not in the duty station country
  • School equipment/maintenance fee
  • Student fee
  • Summer school only for university level and if the summer school is at the same institution attended by the child during the regular school year
  • Technology fee paid to the school for in-classroom usage, not in dormitory or home
  • German School only: Flat rate and membership fee

 

o    Non-reimbursable expenses:

  • Activity fees; also refer to specific fee name. Example: sports fee
  • Before and after-school care expenses
  • Boarding, if the school is in the duty station country
  • Books not required for classes, including standardized test preparation books. Book expenses are already part of the education grants.
  • Camp fee
  • Camping fee
  • Capital Levy Certificate where required to hold a 'seat' in a particular school; common in some country office duty stations, often the associated region 'owns' several of these seats; for Jakarta International School, see ‘Levy Certificate’ above, in the ‘Reimbursable Fees’ section.
  • Church fee
  • Class dues
  • Clothing
  • Cognitive testing
  • Computers and accessories such as software and modems except as indicated in the 'Reimbursable' section
  • Computer connectivity costs such as DSL line, high-speed internet, and extra dial-up line
  • Data and voice connectivity fees
  • Dental expenses that would be covered under the Bank Group’s Medical Insurance Plan (MIP), even if the staff member or child is not an MIP participant
  • Driver education fee
  • Early arrival fee
  • Equipment
  • Fax costs
  • Field trips, even if mandatory
  • Fitness center fees
  • Fund-raising, fees or otherwise
  • Handbooks
  • Haircuts—in military academies
  • Health club fees
  • Health services fees
  • Installation plan fees—fees associated with paying expenses in installments
  • Instruction fee
  • Insurance refund plan
  • Interest charged on accounts
  • Jackets
  • Laptop computers and accessories such as modems, except as indicated in the 'Reimbursable' section
  • Locker fees
  • Lunch fees
  • Meals
  • Medication
  • Medical testing or other medical expenses that would be covered under the Bank Group's Medical Benefits Plan (MBP)/MIP, even if the staff member or child is not an MBP/MIP participant
  • Musical instruments
  • Postage
  • Preparatory courses for standardized testing such as SAT, PSAT, and Baccalaureate
  • Prescription drugs
  • Psychological testing
  • PTA dues
  • Publication fees
  • Recital fees
  • Reservation fees
  • Retreat fees
  • Rings
  • Room and board, if the school is in the duty station country
  • Shipping and handling charges for books purchased online
  • Sports fees
  • Summer school—kindergarten, primary, and secondary schools
  • Summer school, for example, university, where the summer school is not the same institution attended by the child during the regular school year
  • School supplies
  • Taxes, including sales tax on any purchase of any reimbursable item
  • Telephone charges
  • Transcript fees
  • Transportation fees
  • Uniforms
  • Visa fees
  • Voice and data connectivity fees
  • Yearbooks

Refer to the Request Education Benefits checklist for steps to request for education benefits.

For more information, refer to Staff Rule 06.14.

Note:

In case of conflict between this guidance and the applicable staff rule, the staff rule prevails.