Courses Ineligible for Tuition Remission

The following courses are not eligible for tuition remission:

1. Impacted Courses

Each year, certain courses or programs are deemed to be not eligible under the tuition remission benefit because they are full. This list of ‘impacted’ programs, as they are referred to, is posted in May of each year for the following academic year. Additionally, the Provost may require a Dean to limit the number of tuition remission students enrolled in a specific program. Union employees should refer to their collective bargaining agreement for specific exclusions and/or limitations.

The following courses are not eligible for tuition remission:

  • Law (all programs; see exceptions below)
  • Master of Science in Nursing (Clinical Nurse Leader MEO, at Hilltop and Orange County branch campus)
  • Master of Arts in Higher Education Student Affairs

2. Online Courses/Programs

Online courses (e.g., "From Slavery to Obama", "Portraits of Christ", etc.) or programs offered in online format (e.g., the Master of Public Health, the Master of Public Administration, the Master of Science in Nursing for Registered Nurses, etc.) are eligible for tuition remission.

NOTE: Pursuant to the USFFA collective bargaining agreement, dependents of USFFA members are eligible for all online courses offered by USF. 

3. Non-Credit Courses

Non-credit courses, which do not count toward a degree, are not eligible for tuition remission.

4. Post-Census Date Courses

Courses added after the census date per the University's Academic Calendar are not eligible for tuition remission.

5. Certificate Programs

Students enrolled in certificate programs that are not embedded in degree programs are not eligible for tuition remission.

Exceptions

The following are exceptions to the ineligible courses list above and thus are eligible for tuition remission.

Law School

Full tuition remission is available for a limited number of eligible employees and/or family members who are currently enrolled, accepted, or in the process of applying to the University's law school. Please note:

  • Six total full tuition remission waivers may be used for the law school program: four for the full-time law school program and two for the part-time law school program
  • All tuition remission applicants, whether employees or family members, must adhere to the eligibility guidelines
  • If you are currently enrolled in or have been recently accepted into the law school, you must apply for tuition remission for a chance to receive a waiver of full tuition
  • If you are in the process of applying to the law school, you may still apply for tuition remission.
  • Tuition remission forms must be submitted according to the Fall deadlines
  • Tuition remission applicants for the law school program will be awarded on a first come first serve basis, with priority given to those who are already enrolled in or have been accepted into a law school program
  • At any given time, the amount of available tuition remission waivers for the law school is subject to change

USFFA Members

Effective January 1, 2017, USFFA members, their spouse/RDP, and their dependent children are eligible for the full-time law program for partial tuition remission benefits covering 50% of the cost of tuition only. Access to the part-time law school program is also available up to an annual dollar cap per year. USFFA members should refer to their collective bargaining agreement for more information.

All other impacted courses are available at 100% tuition remission to USFFA members, their spouse/RDP, and dependent children. As noted above, dependents of USFFA members are eligible for all online courses offered by USF pursuant the USFFA collective bargaining agreement.