This program is intended to provide eligible staff, faculty, Military Science staff, CMU Retirees, and in some cases, their spouses, Other Eligible Individual (OEI) and dependent child(ren) of employee and Other Eligible Individual (OEI) with the opportunity of furthering their educational/career development or pursuing their vocational interests by making undergraduate and graduate courses available to them at reduced cost. Please refer to the Tuition Benefit Plan Policy for more details.
- Drop/add information is included on the form in the event changes need to be made to the amount of credit hours to be waived based on changes to course enrollment.
Effective with the 2004 Fall semester, graduate and doctorate level classes for spouses and dependents will be considered taxable. In order to comply with the IRS regulations, tuition credit amounts will be included as taxable income for the employee.
- Upon approval of the tuition benefit form, a copy will automatically be sent to the Payroll department to process the taxability portion of the tuition benefit. Examples of how this impacts an employee paycheck can be viewed on Payroll's website here.
- It is strongly encouraged that tuition benefit forms are submitted as soon as possible after registering for the course to lessen the impact of the taxes.
- DEADLINE: Tuition benefits for classes taken during the academic year which begins in Fall Semester and concludes at the end of Summer Semester, must be submitted to the Benefits office by September 30th of the preceding academic year in order to be eligible for the classes to be credited.