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Tuition Remission

Tuition Remission Application

Educational assistance is a benefit only to the extent that it does not negatively impact or conflict with an employee's job requirements and work schedule.

Tuition remission benefits are offered to all full-time employees, adjunct faculty teaching a minimum of one course per semester for a full year, and part-time employees working twenty (20) or more hours per week for the full year, as follows:

All full-time employees: A combined total of two (2) graduate courses may be taken tuition-free by the employee, the employee's spouse or domestic partner and the employee's dependent children in the first year of employment. After the first year of employment, employee dependent child, and spouse or domestic partner may each matriculate up to three (3) graduate courses, each per term. One (1) undergraduate course per term may be taken tuition-free by either the employee, the employee's spouse or domestic partner and the employee's dependent child in the first year of employment. After the first year of employment, the employee, spouse or domestic partner, and all dependent children may matriculate up to full-time, tuition free. If full-time employees discontinue their employment with the College for a time and later return, they are again required to complete one (1) year of employment to qualify for full tuition remission.

Adjunct faculty and part-time employees (who work 20 hours or more per week for the full year): Two (2) graduate courses per year or three (3) undergraduate courses per year may be taken tuition-free after the completion of one (1) year of employment. Adjunct faculty must actually be teaching to receive a remission benefit. If adjunct faculty and part-time employees discontinue their employment with the College for a time and later return, they are again required to complete one (1) year of employment to qualify for tuition remission. These benefits are for employees only; they are not available to spouses, domestic partners or dependent children.

Tuition remission eligibility is contingent upon participants meeting all applicable admissions criteria, and remaining academically in good standing in accordance with the College's published academic standards. Please note that repeated courses are not covered under tuition remission except for exceptional or extenuating circumstances. Registration with tuition remission will be subject to space availability and minimum class size requirements.

Prior to registering, employees requesting tuition remission must share their study plan and have prior approval from their supervisor and then, Human Resources. Employees should first complete a registration form (available in the Registrar's office or online) and obtain a BLANK Tuition Waiver Request form from Human Resources or the Human Resources web site. Before Human Resources can authorize the waiver, the form must be accompanied by a confirmation of registration and signed by your supervisor. Upon attainment of those signatures, the waiver must be brought to Human Resources for final approval. Waivers issued for dependents are not subject to pre-authorization by supervisors, however, employees must co-sign all dependent tuition waivers and obtain Human Resources approval on the Tuition Waiver Request before registration can take place. Tuition remission applies to tuition charges for credit-bearing courses only; it does not apply to related fees, room and board charges, and tuition for non-credit courses and off-site programs. In addition, tuition remission does not apply to courses other than those offered by the College.

Children of full-time employees are considered dependents for tuition remission purposes if they are claimed as dependents on the employee's latest federal income tax filing. The College reserves the right to inspect an employee's latest federal tax filing to confirm dependent status.

Dependent (spouse, domestic partner, and dependent children) graduate tuition is fully taxable to the employee and taxes will be withheld from the employee's pay.

Tuition remission for all graduate courses taken by employees above $5,250 annually is considered a taxable benefit to the employee under current IRS regulations and is subject to tax withholdings, unless the course of study is related to the employee's current employment (enhances their current job capacity). Supervisor certification is required for all graduate courses related to the employees' current employment as stated above.

Tuition remission benefits cease upon termination of employment. If employment terminates prior to completion of course work, prorated payment of tuition will be due from the employee in order to complete the course work. Tuition remission application materials are available in Human Resources.

Tuition Remission does not apply to student teaching credits, non-degree programs and the Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership. However, employee discounts for non-degree programs might be available on a departmental basis for certain courses. Employees interested should contact the department directly to find out more information.

If you are currently a student or have a dependent who is a student, please consult with the Financial Aid Department to validate tuition remission eligibility. Should a Manhattanville Scholarship be awarded, tuition remission is not applicable.