TUITION REMISSION GUIDELINES
EMPLOYEES: All full-time faculty and staff, with the exception of those employees that must meet a probationary period,
are eligible to participate in the Tuition Remission Program immediately upon employment. For employees that must meet a
probationary period, eligibility begins after the end of the initial probationary period. Tuition Remission is applicable to three
(3) undergraduate courses per semester, not to exceed nine (9) credits and two (2) graduate courses per semester, not to
exceed six (6) credits. Eligible employees must register on the last date established for registration without penalty. Tuition
remission is not available for any courses previously failed.
SPOUSE AND DEPENDENT CHILDREN: Full-time employee’s spouse and dependent children, with the exception of
those employees that must meet a probationary period, are eligible to participate in the Tuition Remission Program upon hire
of the eligible employee. For employees that must meet a probationary period, eligibility for the spouse and dependent
children begins after the end of the eligible employee’s initial probationary period. Tuition Remission is applicable to all
undergraduate and graduate courses. Course limitation is based on academic standing. Spouse and dependent children
must register on the last date established for registration without penalty. Tuition remission is not available for any courses
TAKING CLASSES DURING NORMAL WORK HOURS: Employees may be granted time off from work to take a maximum of
one course, per semester, during regular working hours if the course in question is not offered in the evening, and:
a. The course is required by employee’s supervisor to improve the employee’s skills and/or job performance;
b. The employee is a matriculated student, the course is required for graduation in that semester, and no
acceptable alternative course is being taught in the evening.
FEES: Tuition Remission is excluded from any fees associated with the cost of instruction and is the responsibility of the
eligible employee, spouse or dependent children to pay and is applicable but not limited to:
a. Application Fees b. Registration Fees c. Laboratory Fees d. Text Books & Supplies e. Room & Board
f. Other incidental Fees and Fines g. Fees for non-degree courses, seminars and workshops
DEPENDENT CHILD: **Dependent children must meet the following criteria to qualify for this benefit;
a. Be the natural or legally adopted child, or step-child of an eligible employee;
b. Be under the age of twenty-five (25) and unmarried;
c. Be claimed as a dependent of the eligible employee for Federal Tax purposes.
**APPROVAL OF THE TUITION REMISSION FORM WILL OCCUR FOR SPOUSES AND DEPENDENTS UPON SUBMISSION OF
PROPER VERIFICATION DOCUMENTS.
***The following documents must be submitted to the Benefits Administration office for purposes of verification of eligibility:
a. Marriage certificate must be submitted with initial registration form.
a. Birth certificate or certification of adoption must be submitted with initial registration form.
b. Federal income tax form listing the child as a dependent must be submitted in the tax period in which
tuition is waived.
***Employees are required to report any changes in eligibility in status of spouse and dependent children to the Benefits
Administration office within thirty (30) days of the change.
Eligible employees, spouses and dependent children must register on the last date established for registration
Tuition Remission will not extend to employees, spouses or dependent children for enrollment in any course(s)
Course of study must be completed within eight (8) years for a Bachelor’s degree and five (5) years for Master’s
degree from the first date of enrollment in the specified degree program.
The information above is a summary of the Tuition Remission policy. The complete policy is located in the Benefits
Administration and Human Resources Offices and on the UVI intranet website.