Tuition Remission


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    Overview

    Tuition remission benefits are available for permanent faculty and staff and retirees (including their spouses and dependent children) of the constituent institutions and components of the University System of Maryland.

    The following restrictions apply:

    • Applicants must be admissible to desired institutions and program.
    • Students must pay mandatory fees.
    • Certain programs are not included
    • Spouses and dependent children are subject to institutional enrollment limitations (caps)
    • Spouses and dependent children of retirees hired on or after 01/01/90 are not eligible for tuition remission.

    The Benefit

    Full-Time Permanent Employees, subject to certain restrictions, may:

    • register for up to two courses (not to exceed seven credits per semester) with tuition remitted at any institution in the System
    • have tuition remitted for spouses and dependent children.

    Part-Time Permanent Employees, working 50% or more, and subject to certain restrictions, may:

    • receive tuition remission for credits proportional to percentage of service (full-time equivalent status), at any institution in the System;
    • have tuition remitted for spouses and dependent children proportional to percentage of service (full-time equivalent status).

    Spouses and Dependent Children of Permanent Employees Hired Before 01/01/90, subject to certain restrictions, may:

    • receive 100 percent tuition remission for courses at both the undergraduate and graduate level;
    • register for courses at any of the institutions of the University System of Maryland.

    Spouses and Dependent Children of Permanent Employees Hired on or After 01/01/90, subject to certain restrictions, may:

    • receive 100 percent tuition remission only on courses towards a first undergraduate degree, and . . .
    • receive 100 percent tuition remission only if the courses are taken at the institution where the spouse is employed, or
    • receive fifty percent benefit at other institutions, if the academic program is unavailable at the employing institution and if the president/director or designee of the employing institution approves.

    University System of Maryland Retirees, must be receiving State of Maryland retirement checks and/or an approved optional retirement program check, and have earned at least five years of University System of Maryland service inclusive of the former University of Maryland and Board Trustees of State Universities and Colleges institutions, and subject to certain restrictions, may:

    • provided that the retiree has retired from a permanent full-time position, register for up to two courses (not to exceed seven credits per semester) with tuition remitted at any institution in the System, or
    • provided that the retiree has retired from a permanent part-time position fifty percent or more, receive tuition remission for credits proportional to percentage of service (full-time equivalent) status, at any institution in the System.

    Spouses and Dependent Children of Retirees Hired Before 01/01/90, subject to certain restrictions, may:

    • provided that the retiree has retired from a permanent full-time position, receive 100 percent tuition remission for courses at both the undergraduate and graduate level, and . . .
    • register for courses at any of the institutions of the University System of Maryland, or
    • provided that the retiree has retired from a permanent part-time position of fifty percent or more, have tuition remitted proportional to the percentage of service (full-time equivalent) status, at any institution in the System.

    Spouse and Dependent Children of Retirees Hired After 01/01/90 Are Not Entitled to Tuition Remission Benefits.