Human Resources

Tuition Benefits

Tuition Waivers at the University of Massachusetts

Full-time benefited employees, their spouses, same sex domestic partners and unmarried dependent children (through age 25) meeting eligibility and admission requirements, will receive a 100% tuition waiver per semester for regularly scheduled courses.

In the past, certain fees have been waived for employees. This policy is currently under review by the five campuses and may be subject to change. Spouses, domestic partners and dependent children must pay all applicable fees.

Part-time benefited employees must be employed at least 50% (half) time. The waiver consists of up to seven (7) tuition-free credits per semester for employees meeting eligibility and admission requirements. Spouses, same sex domestic partners, and dependent children of part-time employees are not eligible for tuition waiver benefits.

To be eligible for tuition waiver benefits, an employee's effective date of employment must be on or prior to the first day of classes. Also, an employee may take only 1 course, not to exceed 4 credits, during his/her work week.

Tuition waiver is not applicable to physician training at the UMass Worcester Medical School.

Tuition Remission

Full-time employees, their spouses and unmarried dependent children (through age 25) meeting eligibility and admission requirements will, after six (6) months of continuous service, receive 100% tuition remission for regularly scheduled courses and 50% tuition remission for courses offered by the College of Advancing and Professional Studies. Physician training at UMass Worcester Medical School is excluded.

Part-time employees (employed at least 50% time, with at least six (6) months of full-time equivalent service), their spouses and unmarried dependent children (through age 25) are eligible for a 50% tuition remission for regularly scheduled courses and a 25% remission for courses offered by the College of Advancing and Professional Studies. Employee, spouse and dependent children must meet eligibility and admission requirements. Physician training at UMass Worcester Medical School is excluded.

Tuition waiver and remission forms may be obtained in the Human Resources Office, 3rd floor, Quinn Administration Building. These forms must be completed at the start of each semester. At least two (2) working days must be allowed for the processing and approval of the waiver and remission forms.

NOTE: Completion of the waiver or remission form does not register an individual for a course or course of study. This must be done through Office of the Registrar or through the College of Advancing and Professional Studies for its courses.