Tuition Remission Opportunities
Tuition Remission Policies
- Inidividual must meet one of the following status requirements:
A faculty or staff member employed a minimum of six continuous months in a position eligible for full benefits (must work a minimum equivalent of 3/4 time / 30+ hours per week in a regular assignment); or
A formally recognized retiree eligible for post-retirement benefits. OR
- A Tuition Remission Application form is required for all courses and must be resubmitted each semester.
- Supervisor approval is required for all requests for work release time to attend a class during normal business hours.
Requirements and Limitations:
- Employee must be admitted to the College through either the Office of Admissions or Graduate Studies prior to completing the Tuition Remission Application form.
- No more than two courses may be taken under Tuition Remission in any regular term. A lecture and lab count as one course with the appropriate total of hours (i.e. 3 hours lecture, 1 hour lab = 1 course, 4 hours).
- If an eligible employee wishes to take additional classes (beyond what is available under Tuition Remission) they will be charged the lowest available rate for the additional classes. For example, for a third class, they will be charged at the 1 to 3 class rate; for the fourth class, they will be charged at the 4th class rate. If full-time, the additional classes will be charged at the full-time rate due to the value of additional benefits of the status, including the value of financial assistance, laptop, etc.
- No more than two courses may be taken under Tuition Remission during the entire summer period.
- Fees for any courses taken beyond the two allowed through the Tuition Remission program are the responsibility of the employee.
- Courses taken should not interfere with the normal work schedule or the employee's ability to perform their work responsibilities.
- Only one class may be taken through the normal work day and must be approved by supervisor. Hours must be logged on time card under “Other” and will be paid at straight time only. Employee will not be required to make up missed work time.
- Through this benefit, if the employee withdraws more than twice from the same course, tuition expenses will be incurred if the same class is taken a third time.
- Through this benefit, the employee may repeat a particular course once, then tuition expenses are incurred for the third time the class is taken.
- The Tuition Remission benefit is for course tuition only. The employee is responsible for course fees and any additional costs.
- Degree-seeking students are eligible to register with their class based on their number of earned hours. Non-degree seeking students are may register beginning the first day of class.
- The Tuition Remission benefit is available to all eligible employees, regardless of gender. Males may take undergraduate courses but may not be admitted to the College or they may be admitted as graduate students.
- To be considered an eligible dependent, the indivdiaul must meet one of the following options:
- (1) Included as the dependent on the most recent Federal tax return of a current faculty or staff member employed a minimum of six continuous months in a position eligible for full benefits (must work a minimum equivalent of 3/4 time / 30+ hours per week in a regular assignment).
- (2) The child of a formally recognized retiree who qualifies for post-retirement benefits. The child must have been a dependent in the year of the retirement and must have been included as a dependent on the most current Federal tax return of retiree.
- (3) The child of a former employee with a minimum of seven years of full-time service who left employment due to a severe disability. The former employee must have completed Long Term Disability or other documentation to support the severity of the disability / inability to continue working at the time of separation. The child must have been a dependent at the time of separation and must be included as a dependent on the most current Federal tax return of the former employee.
- (4) The child of an employee with at least seven years of eligible service who dies while employed.
- To be considered a dependent/child of the employee/former employee (as defined above), one of the following options must be met:
- (1) Must be the current dependent of employee / former employee as determined by the Internal Revenue Service for federal Tax purposes.
- (2) Must be the current spouse, domestic partner or child of the domestic partnership of the employee as defined by the Meredith College Domestic Partnership Benefits Policy. Employee must complete Domestic Partnership Affidavit.
- Multiple dependents may participate.
- Tuition Remission is not available to dependents for summer school.
Requirements and Limitations:
- Dependent must meet the normal admissions standards and be admitted to the College through either the Office of Admissions or Graduate Studies prior to completing the employee completing the Tuition Remission Application form.
- The Tuition Remission Application form is required for all courses.
- Dependent must maintain an acceptable standard as defined by the College for all students.
Tuition Remission covers on-campus tuition only. The student will be responsible for all special fees, including course fees, tutorial instruction, admissions charges, student activity fees, registration fees, room and board, study abroad, program fees, etc., where applicable.
- If a dependent occupies residence hall space, thereby excluding a tuition-paying student, tuition may be charged. However, should space become available in the residence halls so that a dependent can become a resident student without excluding a tuition-paying student, that dependent may be a resident student with free tuition, but must pay the regular fees for room and board.
- All normal academic policies apply.
- Dependent must maintain good standing (academic, social and financial) in accordance with college policy.
- Dependent is encouraged to complete FAFSA each year
- The Tuition Remission benefit is available for up to 150% of the hours required for degree.
- Students must earn at least 75% of hours attempted at MC, as consistent with the financial assistance satisfactory academic progress policies.
Effective July 2010