Employment Benefits

Aurora University offers competitive, flexible benefits to eligible employees.

  • Health Insurance
    Choice of HMO or PPO offered through BlueCross BlueShield of Illinois.
  • Dental and Vision Insurance
    Choice of two dental plans and vision insurance offered through Blue Cross Blue Shield.
  • Life Insurance and AD&D
    1.5 times annual salary, dependent on age. Additional life insurance also may be purchased for self, spouse, and children.
  • Long Term Disability
    60% of salary, taxable and nontaxable options.
  • TIAA Retirement Account
    The University offers a 403b retirement plan, administered by TIAA. Matching contributions offered first day of employment to eligible employees, at the discretion of the University and Board of Directors.
  • Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA)
    FSAs are available for medical costs and dependent care costs.
  • Paid Time Off
    Vacation, personal, and sick leave are provided to eligible employees.
  • Holidays
    The university observes nine major holidays where the university is closed.
  • Tuition Assistance
    Tuition assistance for AU undergraduate courses is available to eligible employees and eligible family members beginning the term following one (1) year of regular, full-time employment. Tuition assistance for graduate programs paid at 60% for employee following Senior Leadership approval.
  • Tuition Exchange Consortiums
    AU is a member of the Tuition Exchange (TE) and the Council of Independent Colleges Tuition Exchange Program (CIC-TEP) enabling full-time employees and eligible family members to be eligible for tuition assistance at more than 600 universities nationwide. Eligibility for the CIC-TEP and TE programs is one (1) year of regular, full-time employment as of 8/31.

Human Resources Contact Information
Eckhart Hall 105 on the Aurora campus
Monday through Friday from 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
Phone: 630-844-5493
Fax: 630-844-5650
Email: hr@aurora.edu