Dependent Children Off-Campus Education Program Policy


Dependent children eligible to receive tuition assistance while attending an undergraduate accredited college or university of their choice.  The tuition assistance grant is indexed annually at the same percentage rate as the College tuition rate and is the same whether one or both parents are employed by the College.

The dependent child is eligible for this tuition grant for up to eight (8) semesters of full-time study, or an equivalent part-time period.  This benefit applies only to tuition and laboratory fees and does not include expenses incurred for room and board, travel, books, or other expenses.  The maximum tuition benefit in this program is limited to the equivalent of eight (8) semesters per dependent child, does not apply to graduate courses, and is not extended to summer sessions or any intersessions that are billed separately from the normal semester bills.

To receive reimbursement, the employee obtains a "Request for Dependent Tuition Aid Reimbursement" form from the Human Resources Office.  The completed form, along with a copy of the bill from the school that reflects the tuition cost, should be directed to the Human Resources Officefor approval and reimbursement.  Payments are normally disbursed on a per-semester basis.

The Human Resources Officeshould be notified immediately if a dependent child withdraws or is unable to complete the semester for which reimbursement has been received.  The employee is required to refund the full amount of the tuition grant immediately.