Skip to main content

Member Benefits

NYSUT's Education & Learning Trust ( provides innovative professional learning for teachers and School-Related Professionals that is affordable and flexible, modeled on best practices and current research-based strategies.

ELT offers a wide variety of learning opportunities that include courses for undergraduate, graduate and in-service credit; college programs that lead to master's degrees; and seminars, both site-based and online, to meet the needs of NYSUT members, whether for professional growth or certification purposes.

As an approved CTLE provider, ELT's courses and seminars can be used toward CTLE hour fulfillment. ELT instructors are the best in their profession.

Union leaders, school district officials and Teacher Center directors have come to depend upon ELT's dynamic instructors over the past 40 years for professional learning of the highest quality. ELT's application-based model and adherence to the principle of "members teaching members" contributes to the success of ELT's offerings.

AFT PLUS Member Benefits


AFT PLUS is the name of the member benefit programs available to AFT members and their families. Many of the programs are provided through Union Privilege, the benefit arm of the AFL-CIO; others are unique to AFT and are coordinated directly through AFT PLUS. Explore the site and learn more about the savings and services available to you as a union member.

Click here to learn more about AFT PLUS Member Benefits.

NYSUT Member Benefits has been offering NYSUT members a variety of endorsed insurance, financial, legal, and discount programs for the past 30 years designed to provide a quality product while saving them money.
Click here to go to NYSUT Member Benefits

Full-Time Faculty Dental

Dental Coverage

Under the terms of the 2011-2016 Collective Bargaining Agreement, the University shall provide dental coverage as a benefit to full-time members.  Adjunct members may, at their own cost, receive dental coverage at the group rate.

As in the past, three levels of coverage will be provided; single, “+ one”, and full family.  The faculty member can, at his or her discretion, move between a PPO plan, providing a $2,000 annual benefit per person after deductible, or a DMO providing an unlimited level of coverage on a percentage of cost scale.  The full


Tuition Remission, Loans and Assistance

The current CBA offers several options for faculty, their spouses or domestic partners, and their dependents to further their education, either at any campus of Long Island University or other institutions of higher learning.  

Tuition Remission

As part of the current CBA, the University provides tuition remission, under the terms delineated below, to Unit Members and their families.  Eligibility for tuition remission requires the potential recipient to file for any tuition assistance available under Federal, State ot Local law (i.e. TAP and Pell grants). A


Early Retirement

Article XVIII, section 1, Retirement Age   of the current CBA reads “The current rules of eligibility shall be extended by three (3) years to age sixty eight (68).  In addition, a faculty member must have ten (10) years of active service for all early retirement options. ” .  This is a change from previous contracts, which stated “The normal retirement age shall be in accordance with applicable law.  However, normal retirement age for calculating fringe benefits shall be sixty-five (65) (sixty-eight (68) for faculty members enjoying tenure prior to September 1 1973)”.  There


To enroll in the LIUFF, please complete the membership enrollment form (PDF).  Then scan and email it as an attachment to