We believe that a quality benefits program is an investment in our employees.

Our benefit plans are designed to maintain and improve our employees’ and their loved ones physical wellbeing, offer smart ways to save for the future because our employees are our most important asset.

We encourage you to explore your benefit program and learn how each benefit can make an impact on your life (provide a link to our benefits brochure).

Our terrific benefits package for benefits-eligible positions include (tiles approach):

  • Tuition free or tuition-reduced taxable courses for employees, their dependent children, and
    spouse/domestic partner.
  • Commitment to work-life balance (highlight mother's room and flexible hybrid schedule)
  • Top-notch well-being care available through Harvard Pilgrim Medical/Delta Dental and a
    Flexible Spending Account
  • Learning and Development

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Are you eligible for benefits at Suffolk?

There’s a simple way to know: If you’re an employee who has 21 or more standard work hours per week, you’re eligible for medical, dental, vision, Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA), life insurance, accidental death & dismemberment insurance, long-term disability insurance, accident insurance and critical illness insurance, under the benefits program.

Once you know you’re eligible, the next important thing to know is when your benefits can start. Your benefits will start on the first of the month following your hire/transfer date, or if hired/ transferred on the first of the month, on your hire/transfer date.

Medical – The University offers 3 medical plans through Harvard Pilgrim Health Care. We have an HMO, PPO, and a High Deductible PPO with a Health Savings Account (HSA). New hires who enroll in the High Deductible PPO will receive a contribution to their HSA from the University!

Dental – The University offers 1 dental plan through Delta Dental with access to 2 networks.

Vision – The University offers 1 vision plan through Eyemed, which includes a national network of providers.

At Suffolk University, we believe that our employees are our most valuable asset. That’s why we offer a wide range of learning and development opportunities to support our employees in excelling in their roles. Our goal is to help our employees reach their full potential and contribute to the success of our university.

Some of the benefits of our learning and development opportunities include:

  • Access to LinkedIn Learning’s more than 17,000 courses across a variety of business, tech, and functional areas
  • Opportunities to join development programs such as our Management Skills course available to managers and those with management aspirations covering topics such as leadership styles, team building, conflict resolution, and feedback.
  • Programs designed for those in senior management and leadership positions covering topics such as strategic thinking, innovation, and change management
  • A variety of live development opportunities for our staff and faculty in areas such as process improvement, communication skills, and performance management

By participating in our learning and development opportunities, you will not only gain new knowledge and skills, but also network with your colleagues, receive recognition for your achievements, and contribute to the success of our university.

Benefits of learning and Development

At Suffolk University, we believe that learning and development is not only a benefit, but also a necessity for our employees. We are committed to supporting your professional growth and helping you reach your full potential. Some of the benefits of learning and development include:

  • Increasing knowledge and skills
  • Supporting employees in meeting their goals
  • Growing skills to support career growth
  • Increasing productivity and effectiveness
  • Fostering innovation

The Difference Leaning and Development Makes

We believe that the learning opportunities we offer differentiate us from other employers in several ways. First, we offer a wide range of courses and programs to meet the needs of our employees. Second, our courses are taught by experienced and qualified instructors. Third, we offer a variety of live development opportunities, which allow our employees to learn and grow in a collaborative environment.

Our commitment to our employees is to support their growth and development, in both their current roles and in the future. We strive to create an environment where our people have the opportunity to grow and develop their skills, knowledge, and career.

Join us today and discover the difference that Learning and Development can make for you!


The University offers a generous tuition remission benefit to employees working over 17 ½ hours. All employees and faculty members who are at least half-time are eligible for the tuition free course benefit in the College of Arts and Sciences and in the Sawyer Business School. The benefit, which is a waiver or reduction of tuition, begins at the start of the term immediately following the employee’s date of employment. The amount of credits eligible for tuition remission depends on the standard number of hours that the employee works. Tuition benefits for spouses/domestic partners and children are available after 2 years of service.

Tuition reduction for the Evening Law program are available to employees after 2 years of service.

Suffolk University is a member of the Tuition Exchange (TE) program. TE is a national scholarship exchange program whose membership is made up of over 600+ colleges and universities. Under this program, dependent children in or entering college may apply for a tuition scholarship from any school in the TE network as an “export” student. No student is guaranteed a scholarship, but TE provides another scholarship opportunity.

Full-time employees and titled faculty members with at least 2 years of continuous employment prior to the start of the academic year for which the Tuition Exchange scholarship is requested are eligible for Tuition Exchange participation.

The University has partnered with KGA as our Employee Assistance Program. This is a no cost to you, confidential service available 24/7 for Suffolk employees and their adult household members.

Services include:

  • Counseling: In-person, phone, video or message-based sessions to help resolve emotional and mental health issues
  • Crisis : Immediate intervention for depression, anxiety, substance misuse and risk of harm to self or others
  • Convenience : Referrals for services ranging from pet sitting and house cleaning to fitness classes and continuing education resources
  • Eldercare: Consultations and referrals to meet the needs of elders and the caregivers supporting them
  • Family: Referrals for childcare needs and support for parenting challenges. Access to family/couples counseling
  • Financial: Consultations with licensed professionals for debt management, budgeting and financial planning
  • Legal : Consultations with an attorney and referrals for most legal issues*
  • Nutrition: Consultations with a registered dietician on weight management, food allergies, children’s nutrition and other dietary needs
  • Stress : Assessment of stress level and techniques/tips for managing stress
  • Work: Support for work stress and consultations for career exploration

Summer Hours

How do Fridays off during summer sound?

This summer hour policy establishes guidelines to ensure that eligible staff employees will have the opportunity, if desired, to participate in a compressed work schedule during the summer period (“Summer Hours Program”). This policy acknowledges that not all staff will be able to participate in a compressed work schedule during the summer given the needs of their departments and that not all staff will choose to participate in the compressed work schedule.

During the summer months, starting the week following Commencement and through the first week of August, Suffolk University will provide an opportunity for eligible staff to work under a compressed weekly work schedule if they are up to date on work requirements as determined by their manager.