Policy No. C. 2.00
Date of Issue 7/2/2014
As provided herein, it is the policy of the university to provide tuition benefits for full-time members of the faculty and staff and part-time staff. The student must complete an application for admission and be admitted to the university before a tuition waiver is granted. Tuition benefits are available at the beginning of the next semester/quarter after hire.
Full-time employees who work at least 38.75 hours per week and part-time employees who regularly work at least 23.25 hours per week are eligible to participate. Part-time employees will receive a pro-rated share of the tuition remission benefit according to the following schedule:
Hours worked Benefit
23.25 - 31.0 hours/week 50% of the full-time benefit.
For purposes of this benefit, a “dependent” is defined as a spouse, child under the age of 23 or eligible domestic or civil union partner of a full-time or benefits-eligible part-time employee. The student may enroll in either a full-time or part-time program.
Dependents of full-time employees are eligible for a full tuition waiver for undergraduate study and a 50% waiver for graduate study. Dependents of benefits-eligible part-time employees will receive a pro-rated share of the tuition remission benefit according the schedule described in the Eligibility section above.
It is expected that an employee will register for evening classes as a part-time student, but he/she may take day classes if authorized by his/her department head, dean or director, and, if applicable, the appropriate Vice President. Time taken off during regular work hours for such classes may be rescheduled to meet department needs.
The employee or his/her dependent is given the same consideration and held to the same expectations which apply to other university students regarding qualifications for admission to a degree program, prerequisites for registration in a specific course, and requirements for a degree.
Enrollment is restricted to courses formally offered by an academic unit with a fixed number of class and credit hours for lecture or lab and variable or fixed credit hour courses for special projects or research and thesis.
A tuition remission eligible participant may not register for a graduate course which is filled and where such registration would exclude from the course a tuition-paying student.
Tuition benefits will be repaid according to the following schedule upon termination of employment:
If a spouse or eligible domestic or civil union partner of a faculty member is receiving tuition benefits at the time such faculty or staff member retires or dies, the benefits will be provided until the spouse or eligible domestic or civil union partner graduates from the academic program in which he/she is enrolled at the time of the retirement or death. If a minor dependent is receiving tuition benefits at the time such faculty or staff member retires or dies, the benefits will be provided until the minor dependent’s graduation or 23rd birthday, whichever occurs first.