Policy 353.20 - Tuition Remission for Spouses and Dependents of UMUC Faculty and Staff

  This Replaces
File: 353.20 353.00, 353.20
Date: 10/14/13 5/25/06


ORIGINATOR: Office of Human Resources

SUBJECT: Tuition Remission Procedures

  1. Introduction
      This Policy is adopted pursuant to the University System of Maryland Board of Regents Policies VII-4.10 and VII-4.20 which apply to regular and retired faculty and staff employees and/or their spouse and dependent children using the tuition remission benefit.
  2. Excluded Programs
      The following UMUC programs are excluded from tuition remission: all executive degree programs, non-credit programs, and National Leadership Institute (NLI) programs.
  3. Spouses and Dependent Children with 50% Tuition Remission
    1. This section applies to spouses and dependent children who are eligible for 50% tuition remission according to USM Policy VII-4.20 when they enroll at a USM institution, other than UMUC, in courses towards a first undergraduate degree in a major not offered by UMUC.
    2. Subject to the availability of funds, after completion of the semester in which the spouse or dependent child is enrolled, the employee may request reimbursement of the other 50% of tuition. The employee must submit a request for reimbursement to the UMUC Office of Human Resources. The employee must include a copy of the receipt for tuition paid and must attest that the spouse or dependent child:
      1. Received tuition remission in the amount of 50% of tuition.
      2. Was not eligible for and did not receive any financial aid, except loans.
      3. Earned a grade of C or better in each course on the request and maintained a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0.
    3. The request for reimbursement shall be submitted no later than 60 calendar days following completion of the course to the Office of Human Resources for initial review. OHR shall forward the request to the UMUC President, who shall make the final determination.