Tuition Assistance for Employees

Tuition Reduction for Spouse/Dependant




Tuition Assistance for Employees

Eligibility:
Regular Employees, administrative, service and support staff and Fully Benefit Eligible Academic employees retired from the University of Missouri are eligible for the Tuition Assistance Credit.

Tuition Credit: 
The Tuition Assistance Credit waives 75% of up to 6 cr hrs of the UGRD, GRAD or PROF Tuition Fee (up to 3 cr hrs in summer) and 75% of the most expensive course fee, and/or 100% of the Tuition Fee for audited courses. 
The Tuition Assistance credit will not exceed the cost of your Tuition and most expensive course fee, when applied alone or in combination with specific awards that only pay Tuition, such as the Tuition Settlement Scholarship.

Application instructions:

Application form is required each semester.  Employees should submit their semester application form as early as possible to avoid late and/or finance charges.

  1. The employee sends the completed Tuition Assistance Form to the Benefits Office in Columbia (see form for fax number, email and mailing address).

  2. The Benefits Office reviews the form for accuracy, completeness and eligibility, and then signs approval.

  3. The approved form is scanned and e-mailed to the Cashier's Office and the employee. 

Policy Reference HR 303

 

 

Tuition Reduction for Spouse/Dependant

Eligibility:

Employees must be currently employed in a Fully Benefit Eligible Academic Appointment or as a Regular administrative, service and support employee and must have five years of continuous full-time service with the university, at some point, immediately prior to the deadline for registration. The employee must remain a University of Missouri employee through the beginning of the course in which the spouse/dependent is enrolled. If the employee separates from the University, the spouse/dependent may complete the semester in which enrolled.

An eligible spouse is the legal spouse of an employee, excluding a divorced spouse or a spouse separated from the employee by contract or decree. Employees eligible for the Educational Assistance Program are excluded from this program.

Child or children who meet the criteria required under the definitions of "Child or Children" and "Dependent" based on the terms and conditions of the University of Missouri Medical Benefits Plan with the exception that foster children shall not be eligible under this program. Employees eligible for the Educational Assistance Program are excluded from this program.

An eligible Sponsored Adult Dependent who meets the criteria required under the definitions of "Sponsored Adult Dependent" based on the terms and conditions of the University of Missouri Medical Benefits Plan. Employees eligible for the Educational Assistance Program are excluded from this program.

Tuition Credit: 
The Tuition Reduction credit waives 50% of the Tuition Fee up to 140 total credit hours. The credit waived for all courses UGRD, GRAD or PROF will be based on the Tuition fee charged to an Undergraduate Resident student. 
The reduction will not exceed 50% of the Tuition Fee.

Application instructions:

Application form only needs to be completed once for each student/dependent for each campus. There is no need to complete a form each semester, unless the student is transferring to another MU campus.   Application forms should be submitted as early as possible to avoid late and/or finance charges.

  1. The employee or student sends the completed Tuition Reduction Form to the Benefits Office in Columbia (see form for fax number, email and mailing address). 

  2. The Benefits Office reviews the form for accuracy, completeness and eligibility, and then signs approval. 

  3. The approved from is scanned and e-mailed to the Cashier's Office and the employee. 

Please keep in mind that although this form is sent in electronic format to the employee, FERPA restrictions limit communication about the student account to the student only, unless that student has signed a FERPA permission agreement in the Cashier's office.

Drop/Withdrawal:
The Tuition Reduction credit is adjusted accordingly for students who add, drop or withdraw from classes. At the end of the add/drop period, student hours for the term are added to the accumulated hours that make up their 140 hour total.

Hours for classes dropped or withdrawn after the add/drop period will not be removed from a students accumulated hours; however, students may keep the Tuition Reduction credit for these hours. Students should contact the Cashier's Office is they are not receiving Tuition Reduction credit for class hours dropped or withdrawn after the add/drop period.

Policy Reference HR 309