Tuition Remission for Employees and Spouses and Domestic Partners
Full-time employment with the College: full-time employees may enroll with full remission of tuition charges in any one (five credit) undergraduate or graduate course each semester or summer session, on a place-available basis, immediately upon employment.
Part-time employees are eligible for prorated remission of the tuition. Proration of the remission for part-time employees will be calculated as the average of the employee's work schedule during the three years prior to the semester that the benefit is extended.
Eligible regular part-time employees who change to permanent full-time status while enrolled in a class receive no less than 75% of the full award for that class. Subsequent classes will be at full remission.
Spouses and Domestic Partners
After an employee has completed three years of eligible service, his or her spouse or domestic partner is eligible for the undergraduate tuition remission benefit only, under the same terms and conditions that apply to the employee. The employee must have met the three-year service requirement prior to the first effective semester for which tuition remission is extended. A break in service of less than one year will not deter eligibility, provided the employee otherwise meets the three-year waiting period.
Spouses or domestic partners of regular part-time employees are eligible for prorated remission of the undergraduate tuition after the employee has completed three years of service in this category. Proration of the remission for part-time employees will be calculated as the average of the employee's work schedule during the three years prior to the semester that the benefit is extended. Spouses or domestic partners of eligible part-time employees who change to permanent full-time status receive no less than 75% of the full award during the intermediate time until completion of three years of uninterrupted full-time service; they may receive more than 75% of the full award during this time if their previous schedule so dictates.
Spouses or domestic partners of eligible employees who were already enrolled in graduate classes prior to June 1, 2013, and were receiving a graduate tuition benefit, may continue receiving the graduate tuition benefit until they complete the course or program in which they are enrolled. Spouses who begin graduate classes for the first time on or after June 1, 2013 will not receive a graduate tuition benefit.
Application to Enroll
Application forms for all education benefits may be obtained from the Human Resources Office. No benefit can be granted until the appropriate form, along with proof of dependency, has been completed and returned to the Human Resources Office with the required income tax information attached, if applicable.
Application to any undergraduate course must be made to the Director of the Center for Continuing Education. The faculty member must also approve arrangement for entrance into the class. Formal matriculation for an undergraduate degree must be done through the Center for Continuing Education and is not guaranteed. Application to enroll in any graduate course or program must be made to the Director of Graduate Studies; matriculation for a graduate degree is not guaranteed.
An employee who plans to enroll in a course must have the approval of his or her Department Head to ensure that departmental coverage is adequate and to arrange a schedule for making up the time away from work. Such approval will not be unreasonably withheld.
Tuition remission does not include the activity fee or other expenses for courses.
For part time employees and dependents of part time employees, including spouses and domestic partners, the actual amount of the education benefit awarded will determined solely by the Office of Human Resources. Such determination must be made before any determination will be made as to eligibility for financial aid, so employees must first apply for the benefit in the Office of Human Resources before applying for Financial Aid.