3.11 Tuition Remission
Tuition Remission applications with the approvals from the supervisor and Division Vice-President are due one (1) month prior to the first day of classes for the applicable semester.
Application and approval for tuition remission for one (1) term does not infer approval for subsequent terms. Tuition Remission benefits will not be applied retroactively.
3.11.1 Eligibility for Employees
After three months of employment, a full-time regular employee who does not have an undergraduate degree is eligible to apply for full tuition remission benefits towards a baccalaureate degree. The employee must meet all admission requirements as listed in the College academic catalogue and is obligated to pay all associated fees. Tuition Remission forms must first be obtained from the Human Resources Department.
The maximum number of credits for which an employee may be enrolled is six (6) per academic term or to a maximum of thirty (30) credits per academic year. An employee may only enroll in courses held outside his/her scheduled work hours. This benefit extends to evening, summer, weekends, and Intersession courses.
Eligibility for tuition remission benefits ceases before the beginning of the academic term following the separation of the employee from employment at the College.
3.11.2 Eligibility for Spouses or Registered Domestic Partners and Dependent Children under the age of 26 years old
The spouse, registered domestic partner, or dependent unmarried child under the age of 26 years of a full-time employee is eligible for half (1/2) undergraduate tuition remission in the academic term following the employee’s third month of employment.
Beginning with the academic term following the first year of the employee’s employment at the College, the spouse, registered domestic partner or dependent unmarried child under the age of 26 years old must meet and maintain the standards for matriculation at the College. Additionally, the spouse, registered domestic partner, or dependent unmarried child under the age of 26 years old must file for all available financial aid including state (TAP and Regents Scholarship), federal, incentive and all other awards for which the student may be eligible. Once matriculation (enrollment) begins, these monies are returned to the College.
This benefit is only available for eight (8) consecutive academic terms up to 120 attempted credit hours toward the completion of a Bachelor degree. All summer and intersession tuition, fees, and room and board are the responsibility of the student and/or parent. Credits earned during additional academic terms and/or intersession or summer sessions must represent normal progress towards the degree. The requirement for consecutive enrollment may be waived in cases of military service, serious illness or other extenuating, unavoidable circumstances. Eligibility for tuition remission ceases the academic term following the separation of the employee from employment at the College.
3.11.3 Eligibility for Retired Employees
A retiree who has given at least ten (10) years of full-time continuous service and has attained at least the age of 59 1/2 immediately prior to retirement is eligible to receive six (6) free undergraduate credits per academic term to a maximum of thirty (30) credits per year, until such time that a degree is earned.
A retiree who has given at least ten (10) years of part-time continuous service and was at least age 59 1/2 at the time of retirement, is eligible to receive three (3) free undergraduate credits per academic term to a maximum of thirty (30) credits per year, until such time that a degree is earned. Tuition Remission forms must first be obtained through the Human Resources Department. All retiree students are subject to the requirements listed in the Academic Catalog.
Approved May 12, 2020