Tuition Remission

Temple University offers tuition remission benefits for regular full-time employees and faculty members, their spouses/certified domestic partners and children for courses taken at the university.  Tuition benefits for bargained employees are subject to the terms of the respective collective bargaining agreement.

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Eligibility and Benefit:

Full-time regular Employee and Faculty Member:

- Beginning the first semester after hire, 100% tuition remission for eligible courses, up to eight (8) credits for undergraduate and/or graduate courses per semester.

Spouse/Certified Domestic Partner of full-time Faculty Member:

- Beginning the first semester after hire, 50% tuition remission for eligible undergraduate/graduate courses.

Spouse/Certified Domestic Partner of full-time administrative employee grade T26 or above:

- Beginning the first semester after hire, 50% tuition remission for eligible undergraduate/graduate courses.

Dependent children of eligible employees who were hired prior to July 1, 2014:  

- 100% remission for undergraduate courses, up to ten (10) semesters.

Dependent children of eligible employees hired July 1, 2014* and after:

- Year one of service: 50% undergraduate tuition remission

- Year two of service: 75% undergraduate tuition remission.
- Beginning the first semester following completion of 3 years of service: 100% undergraduate tuition  remission.
No tuition remission is given for courses taken in Temple University’s Schools of Law, Medicine, Dentistry or Podiatric Medicine, with the exception of specially designated graduate courses as determined by the Dean’s Offices of the specific professional schools. In the School of Pharmacy, tuition remission is limited to undergraduate programs.
In any given semester, the value of tuition remission benefits on a per-credit-hour basis shall equal the per-credit-hour rate of the least costly program offering the degree at Temple University. For example, the calculated rate of tuition remission per-credit-hour for the Executive MBA program will not exceed the standard per-credit-hour rate for the traditional MBA program.
Graduate and spousal/partner tuition benefits are considered taxable. Under current tax law, the value of employee graduate tuition benefits in excess of $5,250.00 will be included in the employee’s taxable wages and all applicable taxes will be withheld during the year that the tuition benefits are received. Spousal/partner tuition benefits, both undergraduate and graduate, are considered a taxable benefit.

Full-time faculty and administrative staff who retire from Temple University are eligible for the same tuition remission benefits for which they were eligible the day of retirement.  If a full-time faculty member or employee having at least 10 years of service dies prior to retirement, his or her children, under the age of 24, are eligible for tuition benefits for up to 10 semesters, including any semesters already completed at the time of the parent’s death.

Semesters for Dependent Children:

  • Fall/spring semesters: tuition remission for up to 10 semesters to complete a degree in a Temple University undergraduate program. Dependent children may be full-time matriculated students, part-time matriculated or non-matriculated students.
  • Summer sessions: An eligible dependent child who is a full-time matriculated student at any university, including Temple, may receive tuition remission for Temple University courses taken over the summer sessions. For purposes of this policy, either one or both consecutive summer sessions are counted as a single semester, and therefore, will be counted as one of the 10 semesters for which a dependent child is eligible under Temple University’s tuition remission program.
  • Temple Abroad: An eligible dependent child who is a full-time matriculated student at any university, including Temple, may receive tuition remission for Temple University courses taken as part of Temple Abroad provided that he or she applies for and is accepted into the program through Temple University’s standard admission process.

Employees and their eligible dependents receiving tuition remission must remain in academic good standing and must have paid all balances due on the account for fees that are not otherwise paid through the tuition remission benefits. In no case may an employee or dependent accept both tuition remission and scholarship(s) in excess of 100% of the cost of tuition. Questions regarding scholarships should be directed to Student Financial Services.

Employees may not use tuition remission benefits unless their account is current or the employee has made arrangements to pay any past due balance in full by the end of the current semester. Forms authorizing Temple University to advance the outstanding balance on the employee’s behalf and deduct this amount in equal installments beginning with the next payroll period and continuing through the last pay period prior to the end of the semester are available in the Bursar’s Office.

*This date applies to non-bargaining employees and faculty members.  For bargaining unit employees, the terms of the collective bargaining agreement with regard to tuition remission apply.

Employees should refer to the Employee Manual for additional information

updated: 04/07/2016

 

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