College Park Tuition Remission Guidelines

Tuition Remission Guidelines for Summer Sessions I & II 2017

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The Department of University Human Resources (UHR) Office of Employee Benefits is now accepting tuition remission forms for Summer sessions I and II 2017.

Employee Tuition Remission

Faculty and staff employees must 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 May 29, 2017 for Summer Session I and July 10, 2017 for Summer Session II in order for the employee to be eligible for tuition remission.

  • Full-Time Employees (100%): Eight total credit hours for Summer Sessions I and II 2017, combined.
  • Regular Status Part-Time Employees (50% or more): Credit hours are prorated according to FTE.

If the applicant is requesting tuition remission for both summer sessions, TWO separate TR-Elf forms must be completed.

The approved form(s) must be submitted through the TR-Elf electronic form system to the designated departmental TR-Elf approver by June 5, 2017 for Summer session I and July 17, 2017 for Summer session II. Forms received after the deadline will not be processed.

Spouse/Dependent Children Tuition Remission

  • Eligible spouse and dependent children will be entitled to 8 total credit hours for Summer sessions I and II 2017, combined, 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 term or semester.  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 http://uhr.umd.edu/benefits/tuition-remission/.

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 will be covered by tuition remission for College Park employees, spouses, and dependents.

Graduate Assistants

Graduate Assistants with an active PHR appointment during Summer Session I or II 2017 who enroll in College Park classes will automatically receive tuition remission, provided 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 8 total credit hours and part-time graduate assistants may be entitled to receive up to 4 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


Tuition Remission Eligibility for Summer Sessions I and II 2017:

Applicant Summer I & II (MAX) Special Notes
Graduate  Assistant (Full-time, 20-hr, 50% FTE) 8 credits combined UMEI courses and Consortium Courses are not covered under tuition remission
Graduate  Assistant (Part-time, 10-hr, 25% FTE) 4 credits combined 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 combined, prorated to FTE

 

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)
Spouse/Dependents 8 credits combined, prorated to employee’s FTE Employees will be taxed on the entire graduate tuition remission in a calendar year
Contingent II  

Stated 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 www.ares.umd.edu.

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.

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 summer school class schedule lists payment due dates as follows:

If registered for Summer I and II 2016: Payment is due:
Payment due immediately upon registration Complete waiver form indicating payment is via tuition remission

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 s/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

Any questions or concerns pertaining to tuition remission should be directed to Janice Smith at (301) 405-5659 or jsmith12@umd.edu.

Office of Extended Studies Summer tuition remission entitlements are outlined on the next page.

OES Summer Term Tuition Remission Entitlements

Position Fall 2016 & Spring 2017 Employment Summer 2017 Employment Tuition Remission
GA 12 mo., part- & full-time Not needed to be eligible 1-8 credits
GA 9.5 mo., part- & full-time None 0 credits
GA 9.5 mo., part- & full-time TA 1-8 credits
GA 9.5 mo., part- & full-time Lecturer 0 credits
Summer Only Lecturer N/A Lecturer 0 credits

This is the total credit eligibility for the entire Summer Term, not each session. Graduate assistants may use their credits in any summer session regardless of the session in which the appointment occurs.

OES does not pay tuition remission for graduate assistants appointed as summer lecturers.

Tuition remission guidelines for all eligible employees, spouse/dependents and retirees can be found at http://www.uhr.umd.edu/benefits/. If you have questions, please contact an OES business manager at oes-finance@umd.edu .

Last updated: March 29, 2017