Education Benefits

The University of Louisville offers a generous tuition remission package for eligible employees and their dependents. UofL’s dependent tuition remission stands out as the most generous among KY public institutions and is highly competitive among peer institutions.

Employees

All regular/provisional .80 FTE or greater full-time employees are eligible to use tuition remission for up to two courses (not counting associated labs as separate courses), with a total of up to eight credit hours each semester; not to exceed 18 credit hours per year. These hours may not be accumulated. The individual must be a regular or provisional .80 FTE or greater employee of the university on the first day of class for the semester to be eligible.

All regular/provisional employees and contract faculty working at least .40 FTE, are eligible to use tuition remission for up to one course (not counting associated labs as separate courses) with a total of up to four credit hours each semester; not to exceed 9 credit hours per year. These hours may not be accumulated. The individual must be a regular or provisional .40 FTE or greater employee of the university on the first day of class for the semester to be eligible.

Employee tuition remission includes 100% of in-state undergraduate, graduate or professional program tuition, but shall exclude fees.  Continuing employee tuition remission eligibility is dependent on a grade C or better from the preceding semester.

For more details regarding eligibility, tuition coverage and requirements please visit the full policy.

**Changes Effective Spring 2016 ** Attention Employees: New Changes to the Tuition Remission process have occurred! The policy has not changed however, you do NOT need to fill out a tuition remission form, HR will now run a process to identify all employees registered for class and determine eligibility.

Dependents of Active Employees

Tuition remission is available for dependent children of regular status employees at .80 FTE or above for courses counting toward a first undergraduate degree. The employee must be claiming the child for tax purposes or must certify the employee is providing more than 50% of the child's support. For employees hired on or after 7/1/11, there is a waiting period of 12 months of continuous service.

If an employee hired before 7/1/11 becomes permanently disabled, retires or dies, his or her children continue to be eligible for tuition remission on the same basis as before. If an employee is hired on or after 7/1/11 and has five years of continuous service and becomes permanently disabled, retires or dies, his or her children shall continue to be eligible for tuition remission benefits.

Tuition remission for dependents covers 100% of in-state undergraduate tuition, but shall exclude fees. Tuition remission for dependents is limited to 144 credit hours, including any hours transferred to UofL. Dependent children shall be eligible for tuition remission through the end of the semester in which they attain the age of 26.

For more details regarding eligibility, tuition coverage and requirements please visit the full policy.

**Changes Effective Spring 2016 ** New Changes to the Tuition Remission process have occurred! The policy has not changed however, if your dependent is a new student for Spring 2016 or has not been enrolled in the last year, you must fill out a tuition remission form. **New for Spring 2016: For all returning dependent tuition remission users since Spring 2015, a form is no longer needed. HR will now run a process to identify returning dependents and determine eligibility.

Dependent Tuition Remission Form

Dependents of permanently Disabled, Retired or Deceased Employees

Tuition remission is available for dependent children of regular status employees at .80 FTE or above for courses counting toward a first undergraduate degree. The employee must be claiming the child for tax purposes or must certify the employee is providing more than 50% of the child's support. For employees hired on or after 7/1/11, there is a waiting period of 12 months of continuous service.

If an employee hired before 7/1/11 becomes permanently disabled, retires or dies, his or her children continue to be eligible for tuition remission on the same basis as before. If an employee is hired on or after 7/1/11 and has five years of continuous service and becomes permanently disabled, retires or dies, his or her children shall continue to be eligible for tuition remission benefits.

Tuition remission for dependents covers 100% of in-state undergraduate tuition, but shall exclude fees. Tuition remission for dependents is limited to 144 credit hours, including any hours transferred to UofL. Dependent children shall be eligible for tuition remission through the end of the semester in which they attain the age of 26.

For more details regarding eligibility, tuition coverage and requirements please visit the full policy.

**Changes Effective Spring 2016 ** New Changes to the Tuition Remission process have occurred! The policy has not changed however, if your dependent is a new student for Spring 2016 or has not been enrolled in the last year, you must fill out a tuition remission form. **New for Spring 2016: For all returning dependent tuition remission users since Spring 2015, a form is no longer needed. HR will now run a process to identify returning dependents and determine eligibility.

Dependent Tuition Remission Form

Tuition Remission Payment Schedule (PDF)