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EDUCATION (TUITION WAIVER) STARTING FALL 2009
Education (Tuition Waiver) Effective Fall 2014
Eligibility and General Provisions
Students must apply and be accepted to the
After completion of five months of employment, full-time and
regular part-time staff, as well as spouses and dependent children, will be
eligible for education cost waivers. Faculty, ESP, and SPFPA employees should
refer to their applicable contract. Note: Any exception to the five month waiting
period requires the advanced approval of the President and will only be granted
in circumstances where such an exception is in the best interest of the
Full-time employees are eligible for 100% tuition
remission. Regular part-time employees
are eligible for 50% tuition remission.
Tuition remission benefits are contingent upon space
available for the class or classes. Employees and dependents may be ranked
according to the number of credits earned during pre-registration periods to
assist in determining who gets into the class if space is limited.
Classes may be taken only at periods of time which do not
interfere with the employee's regular scheduled hours/work duties. Lunch
periods may not be used for class attendance.
Tuition remission benefits will not apply for courses taken
outside of the University, such as study abroad, unless such classes do not
result in any monetary cost to the University.
The value of any course taken may be taxed as required by IRS
The Tuition Waiver benefits will replace any RMU
All applicable fees as well as room and board are the
responsibility of the student.
If employment is terminated prior to the start of the
semester, tuition remission benefits will cease.
To continue this benefit, the individual must remain in good
academic standing. If enrollment ceases prior to the completion of the degree,
or the dependent no longer qualifies as a dependent under the RMU education
policy, the benefit will cease.
The employee must complete one year of service beyond
completion of final course or the total value of the tuition remission benefit
will become payable upon termination of employment.
The waiver applies to undergraduate, graduate and continuing
education courses. Doctoral courses are
excluded. The waiver is limited to one
of the following for each dependent child age 25 or younger:
· One undergraduate program, or
One graduate program, or
One integrated undergraduate/graduate program.
Any withdrawals from courses will follow the institutional
withdrawal policy. Fees will not be refunded.
Dependent Children Criteria (all criteria must
be met to be eligible)
be a son, daughter, stepson, stepdaughter or foster child of the employee
be age 25 or younger
not be married; and
not be employed full-time
Deceased or Disabled Employee
For an employee who dies or is disabled, the
University will waive tuition for undergraduate and graduate courses for the
spouse and/or dependent children. Eligibility is based on the employee's
classification at the time of their death or disability. The benefit continues
until the degree the spouse or dependent child is working on at the time of
death is completed or a period of three years, whichever occurs sooner.
Employees hired prior to April 1, 2013 who retire after at least 15
years of full-time service will continue to receive the benefits of the
education program, including eligibility for spouse and dependent children.
Eligibility is based on the employee's classification at retirement.