College Park Tuition Remission Fall 2015

Tuition Remission Guidelines for Fall 2015 

The Department of University Human Resources (UHR) Office of Employee Benefits is now accepting tuition remission forms for the Fall, 2015 semester beginning on July 13, 2015.

Employee Tuition Remission

Faculty and staff employees must continue to submit the electronic or paper Tuition Remission Request Form for themselves, as well as their spouses and dependents. Employees must have an active, approved appointment in PHR with a start date no later than August 31, 2015 for all fall 2015, in order for the employee to be eligible for tuition remission for the fall term.

  • Full-Time Employees (100%):  Eight total credit hours for fall 2015.
  • Regular Status Part-Time Employees (50% or more): Credit hours are prorated according to FTE.

The approved form(s) must be submitted to the designated departmental TR-Elf approver by September 14, 2015 through electronic form system..

Spouse/Dependent Children Tuition Remission

Eligible spouse and dependent children will be entitled to an unlimited credit total for Fall 2015 with respect to the guidelines below.

For employees hired:

  • Before January 1, 1990, the entitlement is for undergraduate or graduate courses at any USM institution.
  • On or after January 1, 1990, the entitlement is for undergraduate courses toward their first degree at the employee’s home institution when the employee has completed two years of employment.  The two year anniversary must be reached prior to the start of the summer session.  Spouses and dependent children may attend another institution of the USM with 50% tuition remission.

Tuition Remission Policy guidelines

Tuition remission policy and guidelines for all eligible employees, spouse/dependents and retirees can be found at

Undergraduate Programs with Differential Tuition

Undergraduate programs with The Smith School of Business and Management, the Clark School of Engineering, and the Department of Computer Science have an additional differential tuition charge that is covered by tuition remission. Students who are eligible spouses or dependent children of USM faculty/staff who are attending UMD on tuition remission programs will be responsible for paying the differential tuition amount.

Graduate Assistants

Graduate Assistants with an active PHR fall appointment who enroll in College Park classes will automatically receive tuition remission for fall 2015 that they are registered.  Tuition remission credit will automatically be applied to the Graduate Assistant’s student account at the time of course registration.

Full-time graduate assistants may be entitled to receive up to ten total credit hours and part-time graduate assistant may be entitled to receive up to 5 credit hours.  Credit hours are prorated according to FTE.

Graduate Level Courses

Tuition remission for all graduate level programs is credited at the prevailing standard in-state credit hour rate at the time the class is taken.   Enrollees in the following programs will be responsible for fees and the difference in tuition that exceeds the prevailing standard in-state credit hour rate for the maximum allowable credits per semester.  It is recommended that the student verify the tuition cost for all Masters Programs before enrolling.

Full and Part-time MBA
Accelerated MBA
Executive MBA
Executive Masters in Public Management
Full and Part-time Doctorate and MS in Public Policy
Part-time Professional Masters in Engineering
Part-time Distance Learning Engineering
Masters of Real Estate Development
Office of Extended Studies Professional Programs
Part-time Masters in Telecommunications
Part-time Masters in Engineering and Public Policy have higher credit hour rates or flat fee pricing

2015 Fall Tuition Remission Eligibility Guidelines

Applicant Fall Eligibility (MAX) Special Notes
Graduate  Assistant (Full-time, 20- hr, 50% FTE) 10 credits UMEI courses and Consortium Courses are not covered under tuition remission
Graduate  Assistant (Part-time, 10-hr, 25% FTE) 5 credits UMEI courses and Consortium Courses are not covered under tuition remission
Regular Faculty/Staff (remission is pro-rated to employee’s % FTE on payroll; must have FTE>50%) 8 credits Employees will be taxed on graduate tuition remission exceeding $5,250 in a calendar year Exceptions with Supervisor’s certification from the Department Head ( Certification Form)
Contingent II State in the contract See USM Policy VII-1.40, Policy on Contingent Employment
Contingent I Not Eligible

General Information

Pertinent information and access to the elf form is available at

Spouse/dependent children with tuition remission entitlement and graduate assistants must pay all mandatory fees and tuition surcharge.  To avoid registration and billing problems, please inform affected employees who utilize spouse/dependent tuition remission.


The final date the UHR Office of Employee Benefits will accept tuition remission forms for courses taken at the College Park Campus is September 14, 2015. Forms received after the deadline will not be processed.

Payment Due Dates

Forms should be submitted before the payment due date indicated on the student invoice issued by the office of the bursar to avoid late fees and/or cancellation of course(s).  The fall school class schedule lists payment due dates as follows:

If registered for Fall 2015: Payment is due:
By July 25th August 20, 2015
Between July 26 and August 25 September 20, 2015
After August 25 September 20, 2015

Tuition Remission Forms for other USM Institutions

Each USM institution has specific policies and procedures for the tuition remission benefit.  Before submitting a tuition remission request for another USM institution, the applicant should contact the USM institution she/he wishes to attend to verify acceptance of fall term tuition remission and obtain any guidelines, procedures or restrictions on tuition remission that may exist at that institution.

Employees and/or eligible spouse/dependents attending another USM Institution must submit the USM Tuition Remission Request Form to the College Park UHR Office of Employee Benefits once the departmental approval has been issued.  The applicant must indicate on the form the campus she/he will be attending

Programs Excluded from the Tuition Remission Benefit

Certain programs offered at UMCP are excluded from the tuition remission benefit.  Such programs include the following:

  • UMEI courses
  • Math 0XX-Intermedial Mathematics Courses

Last updated: August 24, 2018