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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.