Remission of Tuition and Fees

As a part of its fringe benefits package, UNA provides remission of tuition to eligible employees and to their spouses and qualified dependent children.  Eligibility guidelines for this benefit include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Must be a full-time or part-time, regular employee; and
  • Must be in an active status, and have been active for at least 90 days; or
  • Must be an adjunct employee (limited to employee-only remission); and
  • Must be employed at the beginning of the semester in which the individual seeking remission is enrolled; or
  • Must be a retiree (all references to “employees” apply equally to retirees); or
  • Must be the eligible spouse or dependent child of an employee who died or retired while in eligibility status for this benefit.

Employees who wish to take advantage of this benefit must submit the designated electronic form by the appropriate deadline.  The Bursar’s Office establishes an application deadline each semester, and the Office of Human Resources notifies all employees of the same.  General information regarding eligibility for remission of tuition and fees, each type of remission request, guidelines for submitting requests, and instructions for submitting requests can be found below. Complete policy information, including general guidelines for this benefit, can be located here, in the Employee Policy Manual and Handbook.  

PLEASE REVIEW THE POLICY FOR COMPLETE INFORMATION REGARDING ELIGIBILITY AND GENERAL INFORMATION RELATED TO THE REMISSION OF TUITION AND FEES BEFORE SUBMITTING ANY ELECTRONIC REQUESTS.

  • Requests for remission of tuition and fees must be requested EACH SEMESTER by following the instructions below.
  • Failure to submit a request prior to the deadline will result in the forfeiture of eligibility for the covered academic semester.
  • Deviation from this policy will only be authorized in unusual circumstances.
  • Employees/Retirees cannot combine his/her benefit entitlements with that of a spouse that is also an eligible employee of UNA.
  • A retiree employed in an adjunct or temporary capacity cannot combine his/her benefit entitlements as an employee and retiree.
  • This benefit is in the form of remission and is not paid in cash; it is also not refunded in the event of withdrawal.

Complete policy information can be located here, in the Employee Policy Manual and Handbook.  

PLEASE REVIEW THE POLICY FOR COMPLETE INFORMATION REGARDING ELIGIBILITY AND GENERAL INFORMATION RELATED TO THE REMISSION OF TUITION AND FEES BEFORE SUBMITTING ANY ELECTRONIC REQUESTS.

CURRENT EMPLOYEE REQUESTS/SPOUSE REQUESTS/DEPENDENT CHILDREN REQUESTS

  1. Login to UNAPortal with your UNA username/password combination;
  2. Select the Employee link in the left-hand menu;
  3. Select the Employee section in the Banner Self-Service menu;
  4. Select the Tuition Remission Requests link in the drop-down menu.

RETIREE REQUESTS

Please send an email to tuitionremission@una.edu to request a fillable form to complete.

There is a full remission of tuition and fees for both graduate and undergraduate level courses taken at UNA by any eligible employees of the University. Below are items of note specific to employee remission of tuition and fees.  The list below is not all-inclusive. Please review the employee eligibility requirements and general remission of tuition and fees guidelines in the Employee Policy Manual and Handbook

  • A leave of absence, other than that for illness, disability, faculty development leave, or active military service, classifies an employee as inactive and ineligible for this benefit.
  • Employees must be admitted to UNA prior to the initial registration and must be eligible to register for each term in which a course is to be taken.
  • Courses for employees are available only on a space-available basis.
  • Courses must be registered for during LATE registration.  The late registration fee is waived.
  • Eligible employees may receive this benefit for no more than six credit hours during any fall, spring, or summer term.
  • There is no limit to the number of terms an eligible employee may receive this benefit.
  • Special permission may be given to take two continuing education courses each semester in lieu of two regular graduate/undergraduate courses.  The remission benefit for continuing education courses will not exceed the standard amount for a regular graduate course.

The spouse of an eligible employee is eligible for remission of tuition and fees under the same provisions as stipulated for employees, except for continuing education courses, and in accordance with the stipulations listed below and in the full policy here.  Please review the eligibility requirements and general remission of tuition and fees guidelines in the Employee Policy Manual and Handbook

  • Eligible spouses may only receive remission of tuition and fees for ONE course per fall and spring semesters and summer sessions.
  • Remission of tuition and fees for special programs will be one-half that of an eligible employee.
  • Eligible spouses enrolled as full-time students in a degree-seeking program may enroll in classes in accordance to their classification (during regular registration periods) during the fall and spring semesters provided they are enrolling in more than one class that semester.
  • Registration for eligible spouses for summer session courses must be registered for during LATE registration.
Qualifying children are eligible for remission of tuition and fees if a parent meets employee eligibility requirements listed in the full policy and the children meet the eligibility requirements below.  Please review the eligibility requirements and general remission of tuition and fees guidelines in the Employee Policy Manual and Handbook.  Eligible children are those that meet the following conditions:
  1. Are the natural children, stepchildren, or legally adopted children of the eligible employee who:
    1. Are dependents as determined by eligibility for federal income tax purposes, by a qualified child support order, or by other appropriate definitions (birth certificate, certificate of adoption, marriage certificate - for stepchildren, etc.);
    2. Have not received or completed requirements for a baccalaureate or equal degree from a four-year degree granting institution;
    3. Are eligible for admission and matriculation under existing university policies; and
    4. Have not reached their 26th birthday prior to the term for which they will next enroll.

FALL AND SPRING SEMESTERS

100% of the basic tuition and mandatory fees (exclusive of course-specific fees and other related charges, i.e. books, supplies, room and board) is provided for enrollment in the undergraduate program at UNA for eligible dependent children of eligible employees during the fall and spring semesters.

SUMMER/INTERIM SESSIONS

75% of the basic tuition and mandatory fees (exclusive of course-specific fees and other related charges, i.e. books, supplies, room and board) is provided for enrollment in the undergraduate program at UNA for eligible dependent children of eligible employees during the summer and interim sessions.

This benefit is limited to the maximum of the necessary number of credits to obtain one baccalaureate degree (including reasonable double major and approved minor programs), but not to exceed TEN semesters.  Enrollment for any credit during the fall and spring semester constitutes a full term of entitlement.  Summer and interim sessions are counted as one-half of a semester for this purpose.

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