University of Maryland, College Park Policy and Procedures Concerning Tuition Remission for Faculty and Staff
Consolidated USM and UMD Policies and Procedures
VII-4.10(A) UMCP POLICY AND PROCEDURES CONCERNING TUITION REMISSION FOR FACULTY AND STAFF
APPROVED BY THE PRESIDENT 1 AUGUST 1991
I. Policy UMCP encourages and supports University faculty, staff, and retirees, both on the College Park Campus and within the University of Maryland System, to make use of the opportunity to enroll in academic courses at UMCP. Tuition remission is available to those choosing to do so in accordance with the Board of Regent's Policy VII-4.10, University of Maryland System Policy on Tuition Remission for Faculty and Staff, and the following guidelines and procedures. II. Entitlement Permanent faculty and permanent staff from all institutions within the University of Maryland System, including retirees from permanent positions, are entitled to tuition remission benefits at UMCP. III. Definitions 1. Permanent faculty or staff shall mean a person who occupies a position within the University of Maryland System through approved budgetary and appointment procedures with the intent that such appointment is for a duration of at least six months. 2. University of Maryland Retiree shall mean a person who has previously held a permanent position within the University of Maryland System, and is receiving State of Maryland retirement checks and/or TIAA-CREF retirement checks. Retirees must have earned at least five years of University of Maryland System service credit. IV. Guidelines 1. Admissibility to a course at UMCP shall be subject to an individual's admissibility to UMCP based upon normal admission standards. All course prerequisites must be fulfilled. 2. Audit courses and non-credit courses shall be assigned the equivalent number of hours in determining the number of hours which may be carried, and the number of hours for which fees may be remitted. 3. In order to ensure the operations of the University of Maryland System, enrollment in daytime credit courses by active University of Maryland System employees is subject to the consent of the appropriate director or department chairperson and approval of the Vice President for Administrative Affairs of the appropriate institution. 4. Employees from other University of Maryland System institutions shall be given the same opportunity for enrollment in courses on the College Park Campus under the tuition remission policy as their counterparts at UMCP. 5. Questions concerning an individual's status at another campus for purposes of tuition remission shall be directed to the appropriate campus' Department of Personnel by the UMCP Personnel Services Department. 6. The maximum number of hours of tuition remission available at UMCP shall be determined by the Administration each semester, based on budget constraints. IV. Credit Hour Remission Entitlements 1. Full-time faculty, full-time staff and retirees from full-time positions shall be permitted to register for no more than two courses, not to exceed seven credits per semester with remission of tuition. 2. Permanent part-time faculty and staff employed at least fifty percent of the time in the University of Maryland System or retirees from such positions are permitted remission for credits proportional to their percentage of service. 3. Faculty, staff, and retirees are responsible for the payment of registration fees. 4. Graduate Assistants are permitted to register for not more than ten credits per semester with remission of tuition. 5. Graduate Fellows are permitted to register for not more than fifteen credits per semester with remission of tuition. 6. Graduate Assistants and Graduate Fellows must pay all mandatory fees. 7. Full-time faculty, staff and retirees are permitted to register for three credits per summer session with remission of tuition. Twelve month graduate assistants are permitted to register for four credits for the total summer session with tuition remission. V. Procedure for Requesting Tuition Remission 1. An "Authorization of Remission of Tuition" form must be completed and submitted to the UMCP Department of Personnel. The form is available in the Staff Benefits Office of the Personnel Services Department, and through the personnel offices at all University of Maryland System institutions. 2. The "Authorization of Remission of Tuition" form must be submitted to the Department of Personnel in a sealed envelope. 3. The form must be received by the Staff Benefits Office no later than the published deadline for each semester.