Tuition Remission

Employees or eligible family members who use tuition remission are subject to all academic and other policies or practices of the University and each school; some of these policies and practices may be more restrictive than the Tuition Remission policy. The Human Resources office does not assist with enrollment as this should be handled through the individual school and the Registrar Office. 

Employees:

Eligible employees who have completed 90 days of continuous full-time employment may take 6 undergraduate or graduate credits (2 three-credit courses) each semester (fall, spring, and summer) for a total of 18 credits per year at 95% tuition remission.  Assistant hall directors can take 7 credits each semester for a total of 14 credits per year at 100% tuition remission in the fall and spring semesters.  Credits taken beyond the tuition remission 6 credit limit will be charged at the standard rate. 

Spouses:

Spouses of eligible employees who have completed 2 years of continuous full-time employment may take 6 undergraduate or graduate credits (2 three-credit courses) per semester (Fall, Spring, and Summer) for a total of 18 credits per year at 95% tuition remission.  Credits taken beyond the tuition remission 6 credit limit will be charged at the standard rate. Proof of dependency will need to be provided upon tuition remission approval. 

Dependent Children:

For eligible employees who have completed 2 years of continuous full-time employment the tuition remission benefit provides an opportunity for dependent children to obtain a single undergraduate degree.  Dependency/relationship of the child must be confirmed prior to tuition remission being approved. Students using dependent tuition remission are subject to all financial aid rules and policies as well as all other applicable University and school policies; academic suspension, financial aid suspension, or an accommodation plan will not extend this benefit. Graduate-level coursework is not included in dependent tuition remission. Tuition remission may be used for some study abroad programs; the Office of Financial Aid can provide more information about eligible programs.

An employee's dependent child may be eligible for Tuition Exchange at other universities. Please contact the Dean of Admissions for more information as this is a different process than Tuition Remission.

Deadlines & Applications:

If an employee would like to obtain tuition remission benefits for themselves or an eligible family member they need to apply for tuition remission each semester courses will be taken. Employees are expected to request tuition remission in advance based on the schedule noted below:

  • Fall term before July 1
  • Spring term before November 15
  • Summer term before April 15

Tuition remission requests made after the deadline may have late charges applied by the Student Accounts office. 

Tuition Remission Applications: Please submit the appropriate application based on whether the individual will be taking Undergraduate or Graduate courses. 

Undergraduate Tuition Remission Request Form

Graduate Tuition Remission Request Form

Additional Information:

Graduate Remission FAQs

Tuition Remission Tax Impact

Tuition Exchange Request Form

Tuition Remission Policy Summary

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