Tuition Remission

The University of Louisville offers a generous tuition remission package for eligible employees and their dependents to attend courses at UofL. The dependent tuition remission program stands out as the most generous amount all Kentucky public institutions and is highly competitive among peer institutions.

Tuition Remission for Yourself

Full-time employees are eligible to take up to two courses at UofL each semester tuition free. Full-time is defined as working 80% of full-time equivalency or greater. Part-time employees are eligible to take one course at UofL each semester tuition free. Part-time is defined as working 40-79% of full-time equivalency or greater.

Please Note:

  • you must be employed on the first day of the semester to be eligible that semester
  • continued eligibility is dependent on a grade C or better from the previous semester
  • fees will still apply

View the Tuition Remission policy for full details on eligibility, tuition coverage and requirements.

What you need to do

You must apply to the university and be accepted to the program you wish to attend. Once you register for classes, your tuition remission is automatically applied to your account within a few weeks. You do not need to notify Human Resources that you are enrolled.

Tuition Remission for your Dependent

After one year of eligible service, your dependent children can attend class full time and tuition free for their first undergraduate degree (up to 144 credit hours) through the end of the semester in which they turn 26. Fees will still apply.

  • eligible service is defined as working full-time (80% full-time equivalency or greater) for at least one year
  • the employee must be claiming the child for tax purposes or certify they provide more than 50% of the child's support

View the Tuition Remission policy for full details on eligibility (including eligibility for dependents of permanently disabled, retired or deceased employees), tuition coverage and requirements.

What you need to do

The child must apply to the university and be accepted, attend their orientation and register for classes. Once they have registered for classes, the employee must then submit the Tuition Remission for Dependents Form. This form must not be submitted until the child is registered for class, and ONLY needs to be submitted their first semester (or the first semester they are eligible to receive tuition remission). To submit the form, you will need:

  • The student's ID number
  • The student's university email address

Tuition Remission Frequently Asked Questions

I am an employee and want to take classes for myself. How do I make sure I get my tuition remission?

Once you register for classes, your tuition remission will be automatically applied within 3-4 weeks. You do not need to notify HR directly.

How do you know that I am enrolled in class and work at the university?

If you are an employee, your employee ID number will continue to be your student ID number as well. HR receives a report showing enrolled, active employees. If the tuition remission is for a dependent, you must notify HR via the Dependent Tuition Remission Form after your dependent has registered for classes their first semester.

Do I pay for tuition up front and then am reimbursed?

No. Your tuition remission will be applied to your account after you have registered for your classes. Tuition remission covers tuition only though, you will still have to pay for any applicable fees.

When will I see the tuition remission posted to my account?

You should see the tuition remission applied to your account within 3-4 weeks of registering for classes. If you do not, please contact HR at 852-6258.

How do I get tuition remission for my dependent?

One your dependent has registered for classes for either their first semester (or the first semester they are eligible to receive tuition remission), you must submit the Tuition Remission for Dependents Form.

If my dependent takes a semester off, do I need to resubmit the form?

No, you only need to submit the dependent form on their first semester. Even if they take a semester off, they will continue to receive their tuition remission once they enroll in classes again (as long as they remain under 144 hours).

For any additional tuition remission questions, Contact Carol Zehnder at 852-2964 or by email.