Tuition Reduction

Board Policy for Tuition Fee Discount

Tuition Discount

Current officers and full-time employees of the University hired prior to September 1, 2012 are accorded a 75 percent reduction in enrollment fees for regular on-campus classes for academic credit at the University.  The same reduction is accorded to spouses and  children of such officers or full-time employees.  The same reduction is also accorded to former full-time employees and to their spouses and children, if such former full-time employee:

(1)  is disabled and has been granted a written leave of absence from the University due to such disability, or

(2)  has retired from the University and been granted emeritus status, or

(3)  has retired from the University with a minimum of fifteen (15) years of service to the University, or

(4) has completed at least ten years full time-employment service with the University and who was employed by the   University on a full-time basis at the time of his or her death.

For all new full-time employees hired after September 1, 2012, the following additional rules shall apply:

(1)  New full-time employees must be employed by the University for one year before they will be accorded a 75 percent reduction in enrollment fees for regular on-campus classes for academic credit at the University.

(2)  This same waiting period shall apply to spouses and children of such new full-time employees.  The amount of the fee reduction for regular on-campus classes for academic credit at the University for spouses and children of new full-time employees shall be 75 percent.

Definitions:

For the purpose of this policy, the term “officers” means the members of the Board of Governors and the other persons designated as officers in the bylaws of the Board of Governors, who are in office at the beginning of the applicable classes.

The term “full-time employees” means the persons who were employed by the University prior to September 1, 2012 on a full-time basis, and who continue in such employment at the beginning of the applicable classes. Former full time employees who resume full time employment with the University subsequent to September 1, 2012 are considered “new full time employees” under this policy.

The term “new full-time employees” means the persons who began employment with the University subsequent to September 1, 2012 on a full-time basis and who continues in such employment at the beginning of the applicable classes.

The term “spouses” means the persons legally married to qualified officers or employees at the beginning of the applicable classes.

The term “children” means:(1) natural or legally adopted children under the age of twenty-five (25) at the beginning of applicable classes, or (2) step-children who are legal dependents for income tax purposes and under the age of twenty-five (25) at the beginning of the applicable classes.

The reduction in enrollment fees is not available for other relatives of such officers and employees even though such relative may live with, be supported by, or be the legal ward of such officers or employees.

The reduction in enrollment fees applies only to in-state enrollment fees for regularly scheduled on-campus classes and does not apply to other charges, such as out-of-state tuition, course overload charges, supplemental class fees, residence hall charges, travel costs, summer camp fees, workshop fees, academy fees, or off-campus course fees.

Full-time employees may alter their work schedule, if approved by their supervisor, in order to permit their attendance at courses offered on campus during their regularly assigned working hours, usually not to exceed three hours per week. Each full time employee must work 40 hours per week, and time lost due to class attendance must be rescheduled at a time acceptable to the employee and supervisor.

*NOTE: The tuition discount may result in taxable income to the employee and in some instances the University will deduct Federal Income Tax, State Income Tax, and/or FICA Tax from the employee’s pay on the amount of the discount.

The Faculty/Staff Discount application may be found under the Employee tab in TruView.