Tuition Remission

Full-time regular faculty/staff/retirees and/or their dependents enrolled at a University System of Maryland or reciprocal institution (Morgan State University, St. Mary’s College of Maryland, Baltimore City Community College) are eligible for tuition remission benefits. Tuition remission benefits for their legally married spouse or dependent child (biological, legally adopted, step-child) are available after two years of regular full-time employment within the USM. The student must be enrolled in courses toward a first undergraduate degree. If the dependent child or spouse has already earned an undergraduate degree, they are not eligible for tuition remission. Part-time regular faculty/staff/retirees may receive tuition remission proportional to their percentage of service.

Contingent II employees are eligible for tuition remission for courses taken at Coppin only. There is no spouse/dependent tuition remission benefit for Contingent II employees.

Tuition Remission is a waiver of tuition for credited courses; all non-tuition expenses and are the responsibility of the student.

TR Request Form (online)

Mon-Fri: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Physical Education Complex, Room 348
(410) 951-3667

Eligibility & Restrictions

 

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 or reciprocal institution and receive tuition remission for spouses and dependent children.

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).

Spouses and Dependent Children of Regular Employees hired before 01/01/90, subject to certain restrictions, may:

  • receive 100% 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.

Spouses and Dependent Children of Regular Employees hired on or after 01/01/90, subject to certain restrictions, may:

  • receive 100 percent tuition remission on courses taken at Coppin or receive 50 percent benefit at another USM or reciprocal institution towards their FIRST undergraduate degree

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.

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.

Employees and/or their dependents, taking courses at Coppin, Bowie, Frostburg, Salisbury, Towson, UB, UMB, UMBC, UMCP, UMES, UMGC, and USM must electronically submit a tuition remission application. Click the link below to log into the portal using your Coppin Faculty/Staff Single Sign-On.

USM Tuition Remission System

Quick Reference Guide

 


Employees/Retirees, and/or their dependents, taking courses at Morgan, BCCC, or St. Mary’s College of Maryland must submit a paper tuition remission application. 

  • Complete and sign the tuition remission request form and Affidavit for each semester you are seeking tuition remission. 
  • Obtain your Department Head or Supervisor's signature, on the tuition remission form.
  • Send the completed forms to the Office of Human Resources for approval and processing. 

 


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 

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

Policy

Questions/Concerns?

Assistant Director, Benefits & Employee/ Labor Relations

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