Tuition Remission Program

The University of St. Thomas is committed to the educational development of its employees, their spouses and dependents thorough it’s Tuition Remission Program. Tuition remission is a benefit that waives some or all of the tuition paid to enroll in classes at the University of St. Thomas.  All other charges, such as room and board and fees, are excluded from the remission benefit.

A brief overview of the eligibility requirements and benefit provided, application process and program limitations is provided below.  For more detailed information please see the Tuition Remission Frequently Asked Questions or contact Human Resources.

Eligibility

Full-time faculty and staff as well as part-time staff who have an appointment of 0.50 FTE (full-time equivalent) or higher are eligible to receive a 100% tuition remission benefit (prorated if the employee is working less than 1.0 FTE) beginning the first academic semester or term following the employee’s first anniversary date.

Spouses and dependents of eligible employees are eligible to receive a 100% tuition remission benefit (prorated if the employee is working less than 1.0 FTE) beginning the first academic semester or term following the employee’s third anniversary date. A dependent must also meet the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) definition of a “qualifying dependent” and be admitted to an undergraduate degree program.

Adjunct faculty have a three year waiting period in which they must teach at least one course per year, and then they, their spouses and dependents and are eligible for remission based on the number of classes taught in their measurement year.

Union employees should consult their collective bargaining agreement to determine if they are eligible to participate.

Eligibility for the tuition remission benefit does not guarantee admission to the University of St. Thomas.

Application Process and Deadline

Submit an online application to Human Resources prior to the first day of classes for the academic term in which remission is requested. Applications are available on the HR website.  For assistance in obtaining an application or to submit a paper application, please contact Human Resources.  Late submissions will be subject to finance charges and may be declined. See the Tuition Remission Application Deadline Calendar 2015-2016 for more information.

Program Limitations

There are per term course limits, degree option exclusions and other limits on certain courses of study that vary based on whether the remission is for the employee, spouse or dependent.