ACTC Program

Associated Colleges of the Twin Cities Tuition Remission Program

The Associated Colleges of the Twin Cities (ACTC) Tuition Remission Program provides undergraduate tuition remission to Augsburg College, Hamline University, Macalester College, St. Catherine University and the University of St. Thomas for the dependent children and spouses of eligible employees. Each institution determines the percentage of remission they provide to students accepted through the ACTC program, with the lower benefit percentage effective when the sending and receiving institution remission benefits differ. See the ACTC Tuition Remission Benefit Percent chart to determine the percentage of remission provided by each institution.


To be eligible, an employee must be employed at St. Thomas for three or more consecutive years in a full-time (1.0 FTE) regular position.  The student must be a naturally born or adopted child or stepchild up to the age of 26.  Union employees should consult their collective bargaining agreement to determine if they are eligible to participate.

The dependent child and spouse are eligible to apply for the ACTC remission benefit beginning the semester following the eligible employee’s third consecutive year of full-time employment. The dependent child must also be admitted to a full-time undergraduate associate or day baccalaureate degree program while the spouse does not need to be a full-time student.

Application Process and Deadline

Submit an ACTC Tuition Waiver Application to Human Resources prior to the deadline required by the host institution. After Human Resources reviews the completed application and confirms the employee’s eligibility to participate in the program, they will send it to the host school for consideration. The host school will communicate directly with the employee regarding the applicant’s status. To see the application deadline for each member institution, check the ACTC Tuition Remission Application Deadline provided on the HR website.

Remission Limitations

ACTC institutions maintain a balance of incoming students and students attending other member institutions. If a school takes in a disproportionately large number of students compared to the other member schools, they will temporarily cease taking additional students until a balance has been achieved. See the ACTC Tuition Remission Memorandum of Understanding for additional information about the balancing process and any additional program limitations.

Additional Information

See the ACTC Tuition Remission Frequently Asked Questions, and the ACTC Tuition Remission Memorandum of Understanding . If you have additional questions contact Human Resources at (651) 962-6520 or