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Faculty Handbook: Tuition Remission Benefit

Policy Statement

The University provides tuition remission, exclusive of fees, to faculty, staff, their spouses and dependent children who meet academic standards for admission and retention.  The student must apply annually for other financial aid, excluding loans, by submitting the required documents as noted in the University's Financial Aid Application Procedures.  The benefit applies to the portion of Marywood University tuition that is not subsidized from other financial aid sources.  Eligibility may not extend to some cooperative programs, and does not extend to study abroad programs.

Regular full-time employees may receive 100% remission of tuition charges for themselves immediately upon employment.  Part-time non-faculty employees scheduled to work at least 630 hours per year, and pro-rata faculty members (usually a half time appointment on a nine-month annual schedule) are eligible for 50% remission of tuition for themselves immediately upon employment.

Employees are eligible for tuition remission in undergraduate programs, master's degree programs, and the organized classes of doctoral programs; excluded are doctoral level dissertation credits and doctoral internship courses.  Students employed through the Federal Work Study Program or in tutoring programs are not eligible for the benefit.

Spouses and dependent children up to and including age 25 of full-time employees may receive 50% tuition remission upon employment, and 100% after the first year of service.  Spouses and dependent children up to and including age 25 of eligible part-time employees may receive 25% tuition remission upon employment, and 50% after the first year of service.  Dependent children may use the benefit for undergraduate courses only, up to one degree.   Tuition remission will not extend to graduate level courses taken by undergraduate dependent children.  Spouses may use the benefit for undergraduate or master level programs.

This tuition remission benefit may be taxable.  The student who plans to use it is responsible for contacting the Human Resources department for details.

Employees hired on or before the first day of a semester may use the benefit immediately; employees hired after the first day of a semester may use the benefit for the following semester.

Eligibility for the benefit ceases upon termination of employment unless it is due to disability or death.  If termination is due to disability, the former employee is entitled to 100% tuition reduction for him/herself.  If termination is due to disability or death, the spouse and dependent children up to and including age 25 will be eligible to use the benefit at the approved percentage level in effect on the employee's termination date.

Any exception to the tuition remission policy must be approved by the President of the University.

Definitions

Employee is a member of the administration, faculty, or staff of Marywood University.

Years of service are calculated from the date of hire.

Dependent child is a biological, adopted, foster or step child, or a legal ward.

Percentage is the employee's entitlement on the first day of a semester or session for which the tuition remission is applied.

Procedures

Address questions about this and other employee benefits to the Human Resources Office where descriptive information is available.

Revision approved by the President of the University 2010, 10/10/12


Mary T. Gardier Paterson, Esquire | Secretary of the University | paterson@marywood.edu