Tuition Reimbursement

Tuition Waiver

As described below, the University offers tuition discounts at the UMass campuses in the form of Student Tuition Credits to University Employees and retirees, and the Spouses and Dependent Children of University Employees, retirees, and certain deceased University Employees.

STUDENT TUITION CREDITS (Continuing Education Courses not included*)

Current/Active University Employees1

          Graduate Courses or Programs


          Undergraduate Courses of Programs


Retired University Employees2


Spouses and Dependent Children of Current/Active University Employees

          Graduate Courses or Programs


          Undergraduate Courses of Programs

                      University Employee w/ 2+ FTE Years of Service


                      University Employee w/ < 2 FTE Years of Service


Spouses and Dependent Children of Retired University Employees3


Spouses and Dependent Children of Deceased University Employees4


 *For continuing education classes taken at UMass, tuition credit is offered at 50% to eligible employees.

1Part-time University Employees are eligible for up to seven (7) credits per semester.

2One (1) program of study.

3One (1) program of study; undergraduate only

4With at least five (5) years of FTE University Service; one (1) program of study; undergraduate only

NOTE: A terminated University Employee (or the Spouse or Dependent Child of a Terminated University Employee) may complete a semester or course for which a Student Tuition Credit was previously applied.

Note - all fees, books and other course materials are the employee's responsibility.

Tuition Waiver at other State Colleges / Universities

Employees with six (6) months or more of full-time benefited service (or equivalent benefited part-time service), their spouses and dependent children, who are enrolled in a full-time state supported program at any Massachusetts university or community college, are eligible for tuition waivers. If you are enrolled in courses through the Division of Continuing Education, the tuition waiver is 50%.  Please check with the other Massachusetts public college's student financial services or bursar's office for the tuition benefits which might be available.

Forms and Other Information

All forms should be completed and sent to the Human Resources Office for approval. Once approved, you will be able to submit it to the respective campus for proper credit.