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Tuition Remission Program

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First Published  :Mon Dec 01 19:57:34 GMT 2014
Last Modified  :Thu Jul 14 18:07:23 GMT 2022
Last Published  :Thu Jul 14 18:07:23 GMT 2022
Summary :  Reference for current benefits eligible, employees who have inquiries about the tuition remission program at Tufts. Audience: Benefits Eligible Employees and dependents

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    The Tufts University Tuition Remission Program was developed to assist eligible employees in pursuing Undergraduate or Graduate Level Courses (including SMFA) offered by Tufts University. This exciting opportunity can be used for career enhancement or a particular academic interest. In addition, eligible dependents may also participate in this program. The goal of the program is to provide educational assistance to benefit eligible employees and their eligible dependents. Costs related to books, supplies, living expenses and fees are not covered under this program.  The information below describes the benefit based on who will be taking the course(s).  For more detailed information regarding eligibility, taxation and how to apply, please click here.

    Employee Tuition Remission Benefit: Eligible full time employees are entitled to take up to two (2), undergraduate or graduate/professional level, full-credit courses, tuition-free, per semester. Eligible part time employees are entitled to take one (1) undergraduate or graduate level full-credit course, tuition-free, per semester.  Please review the following notes and restrictions:

    • Although the summer semester has two sessions, it is one semester, and the per-semester benefit outlined above includes the summer semester. The Registration Fee for the Summer Session is not included in the Tuition Remission benefit.  Summer online courses are permitted. Summer "Mini-Sessions" are not eligible for Tuition Remission.
    • If a single course is a half-credit (half-semester) course, then it is possible for a full time employee to be approved for three (3) courses (two half-credit courses and one full-credit course) and for a part time employee to be approved for two (2) courses (two half-credit courses).
    • Costs related to books, supplies, living expenses and fees are not covered under this program.
    • If an employee terminates employment while enrolled in a course under the tuition remission program, they may continue the course and receive the tuition remission benefit until the course is completed.
    • Course auditing is only allowed during the summer. 

    Please note that a course or degree program that helps to prepare you for a future job at Tufts or elsewhere does not qualify as "job-related."

    Spouse or Domestic Partner Tuition Remission Benefit: The spouse or domestic partner of an eligible (Full or Part Time) employee is entitled to take one (1) undergraduate or graduate level full-credit course per semester. Please review the following notes and restrictions:

    • Although the summer semester has two sessions, it is one semester, and the per-semester benefit outlined above includes the summer semester. The Registration Fee for the Summer Session is not included in the Tuition Remission benefit. Summer online courses are permitted. Summer "Mini-Sessions" are not eligible for Tuition Remission.
    • If a single course is a half-credit (half-semester) course, then it is possible for a full time employee to be approved for three (3) courses (two half-credit courses and one full-credit course) and for a part time employee to be approved for two (2) courses (two half-credit courses).
    • Costs related to books, supplies, living expenses and fees are not covered under this program.
    • If an employee terminates employment or dies while an eligible dependent is enrolled in a course under the tuition remission program, the eligible dependent may continue the course and receive the tuition remission benefit until the course is completed.

    Dependent Child Tuition Remission Benefit: A dependent child(ren) is entitled to receive tuition remission for up to four (4) years of undergraduate study (no graduate) under this program. The child(ren) must be formally admitted to an undergraduate program offered by Tufts University, limited to one bachelor’s degree only. This excludes extra tuition incurred because of dual bachelor’s degree programs or 5 year bachelor’s / master’s programs. Any Inquiries on dual bachelor degree program billing will need to be addressed to Student Services. The remission program is open to all candidates with special learning disabilities, no longer limited to candidates who participate in  the R.E.A.L. program. 

    • A dependent child(ren) who has not been formally admitted to Tufts University may take up to two (2), undergraduate level courses, tuition-free, in a non-degree status during the summer semester only. Although the summer semester has two sessions, it is one semester. The Registration Fee for the Summer Session is not included in the Tuition Remission benefit.  Online summer courses are permitted. Summer "Mini-Sessions" are not eligible for Tuition Remission.
    • If an eligible employee dies while a dependent child is enrolled in the Tufts University remission benefit, the dependent child will continue to receive benefits for up to four (4) years of under-graduate study, limited to one bachelor’s degree only.

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