Employee Benefits

Azusa Pacific has an excellent benefits package. We are pleased to offer full medical, vision, dental, life insurance, and FSA reimbursement plan options to all regular full-time employees. Full-time employees are those who are regularly assigned to work 30 hours or more per week. You are eligible for coverage as of the first day of employment. There is no waiting period, and no exclusion for pre-existing conditions if you are a timely enrollee. Please note that you are not enrolled until you attend a full New Employee Orientation meeting and enroll through our online benefit enrollment system.


Medical and vision coverage is offered through Kaiser Permanente (HMO) and HealthNet (POS) and VSP. Delta Dental provides group dental coverage.

Reliance Standard Life Insurance Company underwrites our basic life, accidental death, and dismemberment policies covering employees, as well as the optional voluntary life policies that are available to cover you, your spouse, and any dependents who are age 19 or younger, or full-time students under the age of 26.

ADP administers our flexible spending plans through which you may set aside up to $2,550 per year for health care expenses and/or $5,000 per year for dependent care expenses on a "pre-tax" basis.


Azusa Pacific University invites you to participate in its defined contribution retirement plan, administered by TIAA-CREF, after you have been employed here for 12 months and worked for 1,000 hours or more. (If certain criteria are met, the one year waiting period may be waived.) Eligible employees will contribute a minimum of 3 percent of gross base earnings to the plan, while the university will provide an 8 percent matching contribution.

For additional information and a list of commonly asked questions and answers, download the Summary Plan Description (PDF).


Regular Full-time Faculty and Staff: Full-time faculty or staff employees and their spouses may take three units free and receive a 75 percent discount on an additional three units taken during the fall and spring semesters. There is a 50 percent tuition discount on up to 6 units taken during the summer. Any additional units taken are not discounted, and the full tuition will be the responsibility of the employee or spouse. Eligible employees are limited to enrolling in a maximum of 6 units each semester/summer.

After a one-year waiting period, unmarried dependents age 25 or under receive a tuition scholarship of 40 percent during the fall and spring semesters. This benefit will increase 5% per year for each year of employment, up to a maximum of 80 percent.

Married children (age 25 or under) of eligible faculty and staff employees are eligible for a scholarship of $1,250 per semester as full-time undergraduate students.

For more information, contact One Stop at (626) 812-3009, or Human Resources at (626) 815-4526.

Green Commuter/Rideshare Program

APU's Rideshare Program helps the university meet its Clean Air Requirements and its contract with the South Coast Air Quality Management District. Through Rideshare, the following benefits are available to you:

For regular full-time staff, the incentives include:

  • Earning $1.50 each day that you use an alternative to driving alone
  • Earning an extra hour of time off
  • Entering drawings to win giftcards
  • Registering for a preferred carpool parking space if the alternative to driving alone is carpool

For regular and adjunct faculty, the incentives include:

  • Earning $1.50 each day that you use an alternative to driving alone
  • Entering drawings to win giftcards and Cougar Bucks
  • Registering for a preferred carpool parking space if the alternative to driving alone is carpool

For student employees, the incentives include:

  • Entering drawings for Cougar Bucks (4 prizes each month)
  • Entering drawings to win gift cards

If you are a current APU employee and would like to participate, please visit the Rideshare Program page for more information.

Enrollment Requirements

Please note that while you are eligible for all insurance benefits on your first day of employment, coverage is not automatic. All employees must attend a full benefits orientation meeting and complete the online enrollment process before coverage may begin. Please contact Human Resources to attend an upcoming benefits orientation meeting. If you wish to decline benefits, please notify Human Resources immediately by calling (626) 815-4526.