Tuition Waivers

Dependent or Spouse of Veteran

 

KRS 164. 505 (adobe pdf)- Waiver of tuition for dependents, widow, or widower of members of the Armed Forces or of members of the National Guard killed while in service or having died as a result of a service-connected disability.


To apply, you must contact the Kentucky Department of Veteran’s Affairs at 502-595-4447 or print the Kentucky Department of Veterans Affairs Tuition Waiver Application form (adobe pdf) and mail it to the Kentucky Department of Veterans Affairs (address is located on the top of page 2).

Documentation needed: Copy of Certified Application form issued by the Kentucky Department of Veterans Affairs.

Eligibility: Unlimited tuition benefits. Tuition benefits are paid directly to the University of Louisville. Tuition benefits can not be paid to any other institutions, regardless of consortium, study abroad, and/or other programs for which tuition is not billed to the university.

KRS 164.507 (adobe pdf) – Waiver of tuition for spouse or child of deceased veteran of war.

To apply, you must contact the Kentucky Department of Veteran’s Affairs at 502-595-4447 or print the Kentucky Department of Veterans Affairs Tuition Waiver Application form (adobe pdf) and mail it to the Kentucky Department of Veterans Affairs (address is located on the top of page 2).

Documentation needed: Copy of Certified Application form issued by the Kentucky Department of Veterans Affairs AND note of relationship (spouse or child).

Eligibility: For Spouse: 45 months (which equates to roughly 11 semesters) of tuition benefits towards the completion of a current degree at the time of certificate issuance, unless remarried (not eligible upon remarriage regardless of semesters used). For Child: 45 months (which equates to roughly 11 semesters) of tuition benefits towards the completion of a current degree at the time of certificate issuance before their 26th birthday (not eligible after 26th birthday regardless of semesters used). If effective date of the tuition waiver is prior to the date of issuance to the university please contact the Financial Aid Office, 852-8379. Tuition benefits are paid directly to the University of Louisville. Tuition benefits can not be paid to any other institutions, regardless of consortium, study abroad, and/or other programs for which tuition is not billed to the university.

KRS 164.512 (adobe pdf) – Waiver of tuition for disabled child of a veteran.

To apply, you must contact the Kentucky Department of Veteran’s Affairs at 502-595-4447 or print the Kentucky Department of Veterans Affairs Tuition Waiver Application form (adobe pdf) and mail it to the Kentucky Department of Veterans Affairs (address is located on the top of page 2).

Documentation needed: Copy of Certified Application form issued by the Kentucky Department of Veterans Affairs.

Eligibility: Unlimited tuition benefits. Tuition benefits are paid directly to the University of Louisville. Tuition benefits can not be paid to any other institutions, regardless of consortium, study abroad, and/or other programs for which tuition is not billed to the university.

KRS 164.515 (adobe pdf) - Waiver of tuition for spouse or child of a member of National Guard, war veteran, prisoner of war permanently disabled while in service, or member of the Armed Services missing in action.

To apply, you must contact the Kentucky Department of Veteran’s Affairs at 502-595-4447 or print the Kentucky Department of Veterans Affairs Tuition Waiver Application form (adobe pdf) and mail it to the Kentucky Department of Veterans Affairs (address is located on the top of page 2).

Documentation needed: Copy of Certified Application form issued by the Kentucky Department of Veterans Affairs AND note of relationship (spouse or child).

Eligibility: For Spouse: 45 months (which equates to roughly 11 semesters) of tuition benefits towards the completion of a current degree at the time of certificate issuance, unless remarried (not eligible upon remarriage regardless of semesters used). For Child: 45 months (which equates to roughly 11 semesters) of tuition benefits towards the completion of a current degree at the time of certificate issuance before their 26th birthday (not eligible after 26th birthday regardless of semesters used). If effective date of the tuition waiver is prior to the date of issuance to the university please contact the Financial Aid Office, 852-8379. Tuition benefits are paid directly to the University of Louisville. Tuition benefits can not be paid to any other institutions, regardless of consortium, study abroad, and/or other programs for which tuition is not billed to the university.

Dependent or Spouse of Police Officer, Firefighter, or State Employee

The University will determine a student’s eligibility for these waivers based on the documentation provided. The employer of the parent or spouse can be contacted for documentation.

KRS 164.2841 (adobe pdf) - Waiver of tuition for survivor of police officer, firefighter, volunteer firefighter, or state employee killed in the line of duty.

To apply, you must submit all of the documentation listed below to the Student Financial Aid Office at U of L, attention: Roxanne Lewis

Documentation needed: Letter from the agency that employed the deceased or other appropriate agency regarding service, and cause of death (must reference “in the line of duty”).

For Child: Proof of parent child relationship by birth certificate, adoption paper, or other documentary evidence. For Spouse: Proof of spousal relationship by a marriage certificate or other documentary evidence.

Eligibility: Unlimited tuition benefits. Tuition benefits are paid directly to the University of Louisville. Tuition benefits can not be paid to any other institutions, regardless of consortium, study abroad, and/or other programs for which tuition is not billed to the university.

KRS 164.2842 (adobe pdf) - Waiver of tuition for spouse or child of police officer, firefighter, volunteer firefighter, or state employee permanently and totally disabled in the line of duty.

To apply, you must submit all of the documentation listed below to the Student Financial Aid Office at U of L.

Documentation needed: Letter from the agency of employment or other appropriate agency regarding service and cause of disability (must reference “in the line of duty”).

For Child: Proof of parent child relationship by birth certificate, adoption paper, or other documentary evidence. For Spouse: Proof of spousal relationship by a marriage certificate or other documentary evidence.

Eligibility: For Spouse: 36 months (which equates to roughly 9 semesters) of tuition benefits towards the completion of a current degree at the time of eligibility determination, unless remarried (not eligible upon remarriage regardless of semesters used). For Child: 36 months (which equates to roughly 9 semesters) of tuition benefits towards the completion of a current degree at the time of eligibility determination before their 26th birthday (not eligible after 23rd birthday regardless of semesters used). Tuition benefits are paid directly to the University of Louisville. Tuition benefits can not be paid to any other institutions, regardless of consortium, study abroad, and/or other programs for which tuition is not billed to the university.

Important Contacts: • Kentucky Retirement Systems at 502-564-4646 • Kentucky Commission on Fire Protection Personnel Standards and Education at 1-800-782-6823.

Supervising and Resource Teachers

KRS 164.2845 (adobe pdf) - In recognition of valuable service to the preparation of teachers and the need for all teachers to have continual professional growth, a supervising teacher or a resource teacher for teacher interns may, with prior approval of the course-offering institution, take a maximum of six (6) credit hours per term at any public postsecondary institution and pay no tuition. The postsecondary institution shall waive the tuition up to a maximum of six (6) credit hours.

To apply, you must complete theTuition Waiver Certification for Supervising and Resource Teachers Application (adobe pdf). It should be completed by the supervising teacher, certified by their principal, and returned to our office. Return the form to the Student Financial Aid Office at U of L.

Please be aware that all applications must be received prior to the end of the registration period for the term you are requesting the credits be applied.  Charges will NOT be paid for any forms received after the end of the registration period.  Upcoming final registration dates are:

Fall 2014 - August 29, 2014
Spring 2015 - January 13, 2015

Additionally, forms received with signature dates earlier than the stated completion date will not be accepted.

Eligibility: Credit hours earned are calculated as follows (benefit is based on the duration of the role rather than the number of student teachers):

7-8 weeks = 3 credit hours 14-15 weeks = 6 credit hours

Maximum of 12 credit hours can be earned for an academic year.

Students may exercise the tuition waiver option up to twelve months following the assignment. Tuition benefits are paid directly to the University of Louisville. Tuition benefits can not be paid to any other institutions, regardless of consortium, study abroad, and/or other programs for which tuition is not billed to the university. Students are responsible for any additional fees not included in tuition charges.

Kentucky Foster and Adopted Children

KRS 164.2847 (adobe pdf) - Waiver of all or a portion of tuition for Kentucky foster and adopted children affiliated with the Cabinet for Families and Children (CFC) or the Department for Juvenile Justice (DJJ).

Print the Tuition Waiver for Foster and Adopted Children (adobe pdf) and mail it to Cabinet for Families and Children Office (address is located in Section 3 of the form). It must be signed by the student and certified by the CFC and a current year FAFSA must be on file.

Eligibility: 5 years of full or partial undergraduate tuition benefits from first date of admittance to an institution. Student is not eligible if initial admittance to institution occurs more than 4 years after high school graduation date. Eligibility is based upon current federal financial aid need. The student must complete the FAFSA each year and be awarded aid, before this determination will be made. Tuition benefits are paid directly to the University of Louisville. Tuition benefits can not be paid to any other institutions, regardless of consortium, study abroad, and/or other programs for which tuition is not billed to the university.

Important Contacts:
• Cabinet for Families and Children at 1-800-232-5437

Faculty and Staff

The 1997 First Extraordinary Session of the General Assembly resulted in the creation of a faculty and staff tuition waiver program [KRS 164.020(33)] with the express purpose of promoting employee and faculty development.

According to this policy, any regular full-time employee of a Kentucky post-secondary public institution may, with prior administrative approval of the course offering institution, take a maximum of six (6) credit hours per term at any Kentucky public post-secondary institution. The institution shall waive the tuition up to a maximum of six (6) credit hours per term. The program applies to the waiver of tuition and does not include mandatory student fees, course and other fees, text books and other charges assessed by a course-offering institution. Tuition waivers under the program may generate taxable income under provisions of the federal tax code for graduate, professional, and doctoral level programs.

An employee, to be eligible for participation in the Faculty and Staff Tuition Waiver Program, must be classified by the employing institution as a regular full-time employee. Certification of employment shall be provided by the employing institution for each academic term in which the employee seeks to participate in the program.

If employment is terminated prior to the first day of classes, an approved tuition waiver will be canceled.

The program does not provide for credit hours over and above the six credit hours available under the university's Tuition Remission Program. Employees, who use their credits at the University of Louisville for themselves, will not be eligible for any additional tuition waiver credits in excess of six hours, either at U of L or another post-secondary institution.

Electronic Faculty/Staff Tuition Waiver Form: Tuition Waiver

Please read the instructions on the top of the form. Please make sure that all boxes are completed. When this has been done, please submit.

Senior Citizen

The University offers tuition remission to individuals who are classified by Admissions as residents of Kentucky and are at least 65 years of age on, or before, the first day of classes for the semester. Special costs, such as course fees and parking, are not covered by this program and are the financial responsibility of the student. Proof of age may be shown by presenting a driver’s license or other age verification document at the Office of the Bursar.