Tuition Remission Eligibility

Below is information about who may use the Tuition Remission benefit. Please reference the appropriate eligibility group when reviewing the tables below. Please note that the term dependent children used below refers to tax dependents of an employee, as defined under the Internal Revenue Code (IRC).  

Eligibility Group 1

  • Administrative Staff
  • Association of Law Professors (ALP)
  • Executive Officers
  • International Union of Operating Engineers, Stationary Local 39*
  • Office and Professional Employees International Union (OPEIU), Local 29*
  • Public Safety Officers Association (PSOA)*
  • Service Employee International Union (SEIU) United Service Workers West (USWW)*
  Employee

Spouse/RDP

Dependent Children
Eligibility/ Waiting Period After one year of continuous full-time service After employee completes one year of continuous full-time service

As of employee's date of hire

Non-Degree Program Courses May enroll in a course (undergraduate or graduate) without enrolling in a degree program, with Dean/Vice President approval May enroll in a course (undergraduate or graduate) without enrolling in a degree program May enroll in a course (undergraduate or graduate) without enrolling in a degree program
Limitation of Degrees Can only be enrolled in one degree program at a time One undergraduate degree program or one graduate degree program One undergraduate degree program and one graduate degree program
Program Time Allowance N/A N/A

Undergraduate degree must be completed within five (5) years from the start of the program.

Graduate degree must be completed in regular program time.

Other Requirements Must obtain written permission from employee's supervisor and/or Dean/Vice President before enrolling in a graduate degree program (written permission N/A)

(written permission N/A)

*Enrollment in classes during regularly scheduled work hours is not permitted

Eligibility Group 2

  • University of San Francisco Faculty Association (USFFA) Full-time Faculty (may request to enroll in courses through the Academic Career Prospectus (ACP) process or in written communication with the Dean)
  • University of San Francisco Faculty Association (USFFA) Librarians (may request to enroll in courses through the Librarian Career Prospectus (LCP) process or in written communication with the Dean)
  USFFA Member Spouse/RDP** Dependent Children**
Eligibility/ Waiting Period After one year of continuous full-time service After USFFA member completes one year of continuous full-time service

As of USFFA member’s date of hire

Non-Degree Program Courses May enroll in a course (undergraduate or graduate) without enrolling in a degree program, with Dean/Vice President approval May enroll in a course (undergraduate or graduate) without enrolling in a degree program May enroll in a course (undergraduate or graduate) without enrolling in a degree program
Limitation of Degrees Can only be enrolled in one degree program at a time One undergraduate degree program or one graduate degree program One undergraduate degree program and one graduate degree program
Program Time Allowance N/A N/A

Undergraduate degree must be completed within five (5) years from the start of the program.

Graduate degree must be completed in regular program time

Other Requirements

Must enroll in a degree program that is related to current position.

A detailed written professional development plan must be submitted to his/her Dean and Provost

(written permission N/A)

(written permission N/A)

**Benefits are also extended to academically eligible spouses, RDPs, and tax dependent children of tenured faculty who die or have died, or are or become totally disabled.

Eligibility Group 3

  • University of San Francisco Part-Time Faculty Association. A member who has been placed in the Preferred Hiring Pool (PHP).
  PHP Employee Spouse/RDP Dependent Children

Eligibility/ Waiting Period

As of Adjunct Faculty member's date of classification in the PHP

As of Adjunct Faculty member's date of classification in the PHP

As of Adjunct Faculty member's date of classification in the PHP

Limitation of Degrees

One tuition remission undergraduate or graduate degree for the PHP employee, their spouse/RDP, or dependent child.

A PHP employee who has completed eight (8) years of service in PHP will be eligible for a second tuition remission undergraduate or graduate degree for themselves, their spouse/RDP, or dependent child.

Program Time Allowance

Undergraduate degree must be completed within five (5) years from the start of the program.

Graduate degree must be completed in regular program time.

Undergraduate degree must be completed within five (5) years from the start of the program.

Graduate degree must be completed in regular program time.

Undergraduate degree must be completed within five (5) years from the start of the program.

Graduate degree must be completed in regular program time.

Other Requirements

Must obtain written permission from PHP employee's supervisor and/or Dean/Vice President before enrolling in a graduate degree program

(written permission N/A)

(written permission N/A)

Continuing Eligibility

Employees, spouses/RDP and dependent children must maintain the same academic standards required of other students to remain eligible for tuition remission. Employees and their dependents receiving tuition remission are considered students for all issues related to admissions, registration, add/drop refund policy, fee assessment, financial holds, program minimum requirements, and related matters.