Notre Dame Educational Benefit

Last Updated 04/05
Applies to Faculty, Staff, Retirees; and their spouses

Policy

Benefit

This educational benefit provides 90 percent tuition remission for one (1) undergraduate course up to three (3) credits, or 100 percent tuition remission for one (1) graduate level course up to three (3) credits per semester.

Eligibility

  • Full-time: faculty, staff; postdoctoral research associates; interns; visiting faculty; and their spouses immediately upon employment.
  • Retired faculty, staff; and their spouses.

Requirements

  • Meet academic prerequisites of the course.
  • Gain admittance into the degree program (if applicable) for course credit in that program.
  • Obtain the approval of their immediate supervisor (Staff).

Procedures

An appropriate application form must be completed and submitted to Human Resources within the first seven (7) days of the start of class.

Applicant Form Submit To Frequency
* Non-Degree Seeking Application for Employee and Employee Spouse Education Benefit, Non-Degree Seeking Only Office of Human Resources, 200 Grace Hall Each semester
** Degree-Seeking Application for Employee and Employee Spouse Education Benefit, Degree Seeking Only Office of Human Resources, 200 Grace Hall Each semester

*The Office of Human Resources initiates Admission procedures upon receipt of the application.

**Application for admission to a specific degree program must follow appropriate University processes.

Additional Program Information

  • Three (3) credits is the maximum per semester. The benefit will pay for three one-credit courses or a combination of a two-credit and a one-credit course per semester, for example.
  • The standard rate for each credit enrolled in a semester over three (3) will be billed to faculty and staff.
  • Graduate level tuition benefits may be taxable for faculty and staff. This is determined by the Office of Payroll Services based on information provided on page two of the application.
  • Graduate level tuition benefits are taxable for spouses of faculty and staff as well as retirees and their spouses. Tuition costs may vary depending on whether the course is offered during the summer or the academic year. In the case of a spousal benefit, the taxable tuition amount will be added to the faculty or staff member’s income and result in the related tax being withheld from the regular paycheck. Please contact the Office of Payroll Services for more specific information.
  • Faculty and staff using this educational benefit should be aware that this benefit may cause a reduction to other sources of financial aid.

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