Tuition Remission

Overview

Tuition remission benefits are available for regular faculty and staff and retirees (including their spouses and dependent children) of the constituent institutions and components of the University System of Maryland. Contingent II employees are eligible for tuition remission at CSU. Contingent II family members are not eligible for tuition remission.

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

  1. Full-Time Regular Employees, subject to certain restrictions, may:
    • have up to eight credits per semester of tuition remitted at any institution in the System and receive tuition remission for spouses and dependent children.
  2. Part-Time Regular 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).
  3. Spouses and Dependent Children of Regular 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.
  4. Spouses and Dependent Children of Regular Employees hired on or after 01/01/90, subject to certain restrictions, may:
    • receive 100 percent tuition remission only on courses towards a first earned 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.
  5. 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, have up to eight credits per semester of 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.
  6. 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.

Tuition Remission Instructions

  1. Complete the tuition remission request form. Be sure to indicate the semester in which you are seeking tuition remission and your student enrollment status. A tuition remission request form must be submitted for each semester you are seeking tuition remission.
  2. Have your Department Head or Supervisor sign your tuition remission form.
  3. If you are submitting tuition remission for a dependent or spouse, you must also complete and submit the Dependent Addendum for Tuition Remission. You may also be required to submit additional documentation to the Office of Human Resources upon request.
  4. Send the completed and signed original form(s) to the Office of Human Resources for approval and processing. OHR will report your request appropriately to student accounts. If you are attending a USM institution other than Coppin State University, your form will be forwarded to the HR department at that institution for processing.

NOTE: Each semester, CSU establishes a deadline for the submission of request forms. These deadlines are communicated regularly though various campus communication means. Late request forms are not accepted.

Tax Liability Information

The value of tuition remitted for graduate-level education becomes taxable for faculty and staff once the value exceeds the current IRS statutory limit of $5,250 per calendar year. This means that any tuition an employee remits for him/herself that is more than $5,250 will be added to the employee's taxable income.

The total tuition value of an employee's dependent or spouse received within the calendar year is considered taxable income. Please contact the Office of Human Resources at 410-951-3666 for more information.

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