Tuition Remission FAQs
I am an employee and want to take classes for myself. How do I make sure I get my tuition remission?
Once you register for classes, your tuition remission eligibility will be reviewed. Fall 2022 employee tuition remission will be sent to the Bursars office after August 8.
How do you know that I am enrolled in class and work at the university?
If you are an employee, your employee ID number will continue to be your student ID number as well. There is a report showing enrolled students, active employees. If the tuition remission is for a dependent, you must notify HR via the Dependent Tuition Remission Form after your dependent has registered for classes their first semester.
Do I pay for tuition up front and then reimbursed?
No. Your tuition remission will be applied to your account after you have registered for your classes. Tuition remission covers tuition only, you will still have to pay for any applicable fees.
When will I see the tuition remission posted to my account?
Once the approved tuition remission is sent to the Bursar's office, you should see the tuition remission applied to your account (or your dependent’s account) in 5 business days.
Why is there a balance after the tuition remission payment?
Tuition remission does not cover fees, including student and bundled fees. For full time (80%) employees, tuition remission covers 2 courses up to 8 credit hours, if you are enrolled in more than 2 courses, you will need to pay the difference. Please follow up with the Bursar’s office at 852- 6503 for account related questions.
How do I receive tuition remission for my dependent?
Once your dependent has registered for classes for either their first semester (or the first semester they are eligible to receive tuition remission), you must submit the Dependent Tuition Remission Form.
If I retire from the University, will I still receive tuition remission for myself and my dependents?
Dependents: If an employee hired prior to July 1, 2011 becomes permanently disabled, retires or dies, his or her children shall continue to be eligible for tuition remission benefits (regardless of length of service). If an employee hired on or after July 1, 2011 has five years of continuous service and becomes permanently disabled, retires or dies, his or her children shall continue to be eligible for tuition remission benefits.
Retiree: No, however under the KRS 164.2843 “When any person sixty-five (65) years of age or older, who is a resident of the Commonwealth, is admitted and enrolls as a student in any state-supported institution of higher learning in this Commonwealth, the board of trustees of the institution or other appropriate institution officials shall waive all tuition charges and fees for such student, except as provided in subsection (2) of this section.”-Retiree should contact the Bursar’s office directly
Basics of Policy:
- All regular 80% FTE or above employees are eligible to take up to two courses (not counting associated labs as separate courses) up to eight credit hours tuition free each semester
- All regular permanent employees working at least 40% FTE but less than 80% FTE are eligible to take up to one course (not counting associated labs as separate courses) up to four credit hours tuition free each semester
- Dependent children under the age of 26 of regular, faculty or staff at 80% FTE or greater may take courses toward their first undergraduate degree tuition-free or up to 144 credit hours
- Employee tuition remission pays 100% of in-state undergraduate, graduate, or professional program tuition, including any tuition differential that applies to distance education courses
- Dependent tuition remission pays 100% of in-state undergraduate tuition, but shall exclude course fees, graduation fees, or regular student fees and online class additional fees
- You or your dependent do not have to be enrolled in a specific program
- Employees must maintain a 2.0 GPA; Dependents do not have a GPA requirement
- Withdrawals past the 100% drop/add date in the first week of classes may have an effect on future eligibility
- Employees and Dependents can both use tuition remission at the same time