Work/School Plan

How to Apply?

To be eligible to participate in the HealthTraxx Work/School Plan, an individual must be a current Covenant Health employee, and must:

  • Submit an application ( see main page )
  • Provide a letter or document showing that you have been admitted to the education program.
  • One-page statement explaining the reasons you believe you should be provided the assistance for which you are applying
  • Recommendation from current supervisor (if employed) and a professional/personal reference
  • 1-3 Letters of Recommendation (depends on your program, check the appropriate application)
  • Transcript of grades from most recent year of school
  • Submit completed packet (scanned and emailed or dropped off) to:

    Covenant Health
    Attn: HealthTraxx Coordinator/Manager
    3719 22nd Street
    Lubbock, Texas 79410
    Or email

What are the requirements?

  • Successfully complete the approved healthcare education program and pass the licensure/certification examination within [1] one year of course completion
  • Actively seek and obtain full-time employment at CH (within 60-days) in a job for which the licensure/certification is required
  • Full-time employment with CH must continue for the length of time agreed upon in the contract
  • Must compete with all other applicants for any position available
  • Must sign a contract agreeing to work full-time for CH after course completion
    • Students receiving one-year assistance agree to work for one-year, full-time for CH
    • Students receiving two-years assistance agree to work for two-years, full-time for CH

What type of financial assistance will I receive?

Students approved to receive assistance will be provided 'extra pay' as follows:

  • Additional pay for [4] four additional hours of work/week for employees who work average less than 24 hours per week during time when school is in session
  • Additional pay for [8] eight additional hours of work/week for employees who average 24 hours or more actually worked per week during times when school is in session
  • Employee benefits equal to those of part-time CHS employees
  • When school is not in session, additional pay does not apply (Christmas break, Spring break, etc.)

To continue receiving the additional pay and benefits in each bi-weekly paycheck, the student must:

  • Continue to receive acceptable employee evaluations from his/her CHS supervisor
  • Continue to make acceptable progress in his/her healthcare education program
  • Continue to work appropriate part-time and full-time hours per week at a Covenant Health facility while school is in session

What happens if I cannot fulfill my contract?

A student who does not fulfill the terms of the contract will owe CH the total amount of reimbursement provided if:

  • The student does not successfully complete the healthcare education program for which tuition assistance was approved (i.e. fail, withdraw or drop-out)
  • The student graduates from the healthcare program, but does not subsequently obtain and retain full-time employment with CH
  • The student, prior to graduation, stops working at CH, or works less than the specified number of hours will no longer be eligible to participate and will owe CH an amount equal to the 'extra pay' received while participating in the plan.
  • The student graduates from the healthcare program and obtains a job at CH, but does not take and/or pass the certification/licensure exam within one-year of course completion