TUITION BENEFITS

TYPE

ELIGIBILITY

BENEFIT 

 TUITION WAIVER

University of Massachusetts

Amherst, Boston, Dartmouth, Lowell and Worcester

Regular full-time employee, spouse or domestic partner and dependent children up to age 25 of both employees and their domestic partners; regular part-time employees; and employees on sabbatical, health leave or approved leave of absence.

Waiting Period
Available upon hire

 Up to full tuition may be waived for undergraduate or graduate courses at any University of Massachusetts campus. (Excluded from this policy are continuing education courses and the health doctoral program at the University of Massachusetts Medical School) for regular full-time resident and/or eligible family members. A regular part-time resident or family member may be granted up to seven tuition-free credits for courses.

 TUITION REMISSION

Massachusetts State or Community College

Regular full-time employees and their spouses, domestic partners and dependent children up to age 25 of both employees and their domestic partners; regular part-time employees; and employees on work related illness or injury leave of absence and employees on an approved unpaid leave of absence enrolled at any Massachusetts State Community College, State College or University pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree, excluding the health doctoral program at the University of Massachusetts Medical School.

Waiting Period
Available after six months of full-time employment or twelve month of part-time service as of the enrollment date.

 A regular full-time resident and their spouse, domestic partner and dependent children up to age 25 is eligible for full tuition remission when enrolled in a full-time day program. A regular full-time resident and family member is eligible for 50% tuition remission when enrolled in an evening education program. A regular part-time resident and family member is eligible for 50% tuition remission when enrolled in a full-time day program and; a regular part-time resident and family member is eligible for 25% tuition remission when enrolled in an evening education program.

TUITION ASSISTANCE

Public or Private School or College

For full-time benefited employees who attend an accredited college or institution. Course must be related to present position and resident must receive a grade of “C” or better. Resident must maintain full-time status for the duration of course. GED or CLEP exams are eligible. This benefit can be used in conjunction with the Tuition Remission or Tuition Waiver.

Waiting Period
Available after six months of full-time employment prior to start of course. 

A regular full-time resident may receive up to $200 per semester up to a maximum of $400 each academic year. 

 

NOTE: All tuition forms must be requested, completed and submitted to Human Resources prior to enrolling in a class and submitted to the college/university upon registration.