Tuition Remission Program

Excerpt from: University of Delaware Policies and Procedures Manual, Section: Personnel

The University offers a Tuition Remission Program for eligible full-time and part-time employees. This program allows up to two tuition remission requests per semester for each employee. The student must be either a spouse in a legally recognized marriage or civil union under DE law to the employee or dependent child of the employee or spouse/civil union spouse. The dependent child or spouse/civil union spouse must be a full- time matriculated undergraduate student. For this purpose matriculated means official acceptance by the University Admissions Office and full- time student status may be from twelve to seventeen credit hours (see #5 below).

Part-time employees with work schedules of less than 75% time (and 50% or more) receive one-half of the full-time benefit, that is, two requests per semester at half of the registered credit hours.

This policy is subject to the following conditions:

  1. The employee must be on the active payroll at the end of the late registration period (free drop/add) for the semester in which the tuition remission is granted. This is generally the first two weeks into the semester.
  2. The spouse must be legally married to the employee at the beginning of the semester in which the tuition remission is granted.
  3. The dependent child is defined as a natural child, or a legally adopted child of the employee (under age 26) or spouse who has been claimed by the employee as an exemption for Federal Income Tax purposes on the employee's most recent tax return.
  4. The dependent child shall not declare independent financial status for the academic year in which the tuition remission is granted.
  5. The spouse or dependent child must be a full-time matriculated undergraduate student at the end of the late registration period and must maintain full-time status throughout the semester.

Full-time status is defined as a minimum of 12 credit hours per semester.

The employee must complete the "Request for Tuition Remission Program" web form and submit it to the Benefits Services Office before the end of the late registration and free drop/add period for the semester.

All registration materials must be returned to the appropriate University offices (for example, Admissions, Registrar, Cashier) before this benefit takes effect.

If the student does not maintain full-time status throughout the semester, the student will lose eligibility for tuition remission for that semester and will be billed for the number of credit hours taken.