Employment Benefits

Aurora University offers competitive, flexible benefits plans for full-time employees.

Current faculty and staff: Please visit SpartanNet for comprehensive benefits information and forms.

  • Health Insurance
    Choice of HMO or PPO through BlueCross BlueShield of Illinois
  • Dental and Vision Insurance
  • Life Insurance
    1.5 times salary, dependent on age. Additional life insurance also may be purchased for self,  spouse and children. 
  • Long Term Disability
    60% or 50% of salary, depending upon plan elected.
  • TIAA-CREF Retirement Account
    The university matches employee contributions plus an additional 1% of salary, up to 6%. For example, if an employee contributes 5% of his salary, the university contributes an amount equivalent to 6% of his salary.
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
    FSAs are available for medical costs,  commuter costs and dependent care costs.
  • Paid vacation, sick and personal leave
    Amount of paid time is dependent upon position. The university also closes for major holidays.
  • Tuition Assistance
    Tuition assistance for AU courses is available to employees and family members beginning the term after the hire date. The amount of tuition assistance is dependent upon age, level of coursework and relationship to the employee. AU also is a member of The Tuition Exchange and The Council of Independent Colleges Tuition Exchange Program, enabling employees and family to be eligible for tuition assistance at more than 600 universities nationwide.