University of Maryland, College Park Procedures Concerning Tuition Remission for Spouses and Dependent Children of Faculty and Staff
Consolidated USM and UMD Policies and Procedures
VII-4.20(A) UMCP PROCEDURES CONCERNING TUITION REMISSION FOR SPOUSES AND DEPENDENT CHILDREN OF FACULTY AND STAFF
APPROVED BY THE PRESIDENT 1 AUGUST 1991
A. Eligibility Tuition remission is available to spouses and dependent children of: Permanent faculty at UMS, Permanent staff at UMS, and University of Maryland System retirees who are admissible to UMCP under normal admission standards. Different tuition remission benefits apply to employees based on the date that employment began. These differences, as mandated by the Board of Regents are as follows: 1. Employment beginning before January 1, 1990- Spouses and dependent children of employees of any UMS institution may register for courses at UMCP with 100% tuition remission at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. 2. Employment beginning on or after January 1, 1990- Spouses and dependent children of UMCP employees only may receive 100% tuition remission on courses towards a first undergraduate degree. Spouses and dependent children of employees at other UMS institutions may register for courses at UMCP with 50% tuition remission with the approval of the chief executive officer of the home institution. Spouses and dependent children of University of Baltimore employees may receive 100% tuition remission for freshman and sophomore years. Spouses and dependent children of UMAB employees may receive 100% tuition remission for programs not offered at that campus. B. 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 System 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 at least five years of University of Maryland System service credit. 3. Spouse shall mean one with whom the employee has entered a legally effective marriage. This does not include an estranged spouse maintaining a separate domicile. 4. Child shall mean a son, daughter, stepson, stepdaughter, legally adopted son, or legally adopted daughter. 5. Dependent child shall mean a child who is financially dependent under the definition adhered to by the Internal Revenue Service. C. Application Procedure 1. Students seeking to be enrolled at UMCP under the tuition remission program must first apply and be admitted using the admission standards and deadlines for admission which apply to all UMCP applicants. Specific program requirements shall be followed where appropriate. 2. Upon acceptance at UMCP, a completed "Request for Remission of Tuition" form should be submitted to either the Office of Undergraduate Admissions, or the Office of Graduate Admissions, as appropriate. 3. Tuition remission decisions shall be made by the dean of the Undergraduate or Graduate Schools, as appropriate, or by a designee. Tuition remission shall be granted on a first-come-first-served basis to students meeting the criteria set forth above and in the policy of the Board of Regents (VII-4.20). The place of employment of the student's parent or spouse is not a factor. Tuition remission shall not be granted unless all pertinent information requested on the form is supplied. 4. Students shall be notified of the decision to grant or deny tuition remission within thirty days of receipt of the request.