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Tuition Remission

As part of its benefits package, the University provides tuition remission to eligible faculty, staff, and service employees and to their spouses and qualified dependent children.

Faculty and Staff Employees

Full-time faculty and staff employees, retirees, current trustees, current adjunct faculty, and part-time or temporary staff employees are eligible for full remission of course hour fees at the beginning of the first semester following the date employment at the University of North Alabama. Eligible employees may take no more than six credit hours during any school term under this benefit. Both graduate and undergraduate level courses may be taken at the University of North Alabama under this benefit. Courses under this benefit are available only on a space available basis. Course must be registered for during late registration. Individuals who wish to take advantage of this benefit must apply each semester by submitting a Tuition Remission Request by the appropriate application deadline. For full details regarding the tuition remission policy, please refer to University Employee Policy Manual and Handbook.  For details regarding the electronic tuition remission request process, please view the instruction sheet.

Spouses of Employees

A spouse of a continuous, full-time faculty and staff employee or qualifying retiree is eligible for full tuition remission at the beginning of the first semester following the date of the employee’s continuous full-time employment at the University of North Alabama. A spouse can take a maximum of one course during any school term under this benefit. Both graduate and undergraduate level courses may be taken at the University of North Alabama under this benefit. Continuing Education courses are not included in this benefit. Courses for spouses under this benefit are available only on a space available basis. Courses must be registered for during late registration (the late registration fee will be waived).

A spouse wishing to apply for tuition remission must be admitted to the University prior to the initial registration and must be eligible to register for each term in which a course is to be taken. Faculty and staff employees whose spouses wish to take advantage of this benefit must apply each semester by submitting a completed Tuition Remission Request to the Office of Human Resources by the appropriate application deadline. For full details regarding the tuition remission policy, please refer to University Employee Policy Manual and Handbook.  For details regarding the electronic tuition remission request process, please view the instruction sheet.

Dependent Children

The University of North Alabama will pay three-quarters of the basic fee or part-time regular course fees (excluding all special charges, books, supplies, room and board) for enrollment in the undergraduate program at the University for eligible children of faculty, staff, and service employees, and retirees. Qualifying children of faculty and staff employees are eligible for tuition remission if a parent is employed on a continuous full-time basis at the University at the beginning of the semester in which the child is enrolled. Eligible children are (1) natural children, stepchildren, or legally adopted children who have not reached their 25th birthday prior to the term for which they will next enroll, who are unmarried and are dependents of the employee as determined by eligibility for federal income tax purposes or by a qualified child support order. Stepchildren and legally adopted children must have had this status for at least one full year at the time of enrollment to be eligible for this benefit; (2) such children who have not received or completed requirements for a baccalaureate (or equal) degree from a four-year degree granting institution; and (3) such children who are eligible for admission and retention under existing University policies.

A dependent child wishing to apply for tuition remission must be admitted to the University prior to the initial registration and must be eligible to register for each term in which courses are to be taken. Faculty and staff employees, and retirees who wish to take advantage of this benefit must apply for each dependent to be enrolled by submitting the Tuition Remission Request to the Office of Human Resources. This benefit is limited to a maximum of nine semesters. Summer and interim terms are counted as one-half of a semester for up to nine semester hours and one full semester for ten or more hours. Enrollment for any credit during the fall or spring semesters is counted as a full semester. For full details regarding the tuition remission policy, please refer to University Employee Policy Manual and Handbook.  For details regarding the electronic tuition remission request process, please view the instruction sheet.

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