Tuition remission for staff members

The University of Akron is pleased to offer the benefit of Tuition Remission for you and your dependents. Dependents include legal spouses and dependent children who are not and have never been married and for whom the employee or spouse provides more than 50 percent support during the academic period for which education benefits are sought.

Please see the chart below for details. This chart is intended as a guide. Please refer to the official Board of Trustee rule 3359-26-02 http://www.uakron.edu/ogc/UniversityRules/pdf/26-02.pdf for detailed information.

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Group BenefitIRS and Tax Information
Active and Retired Full-time Staff Two (2) credit courses or six (6) credit hours, whichever is greater each fall and spring semester and four (4) credit courses for summer sessions.  Benefit includes tuition and general fees. Tuition and fees for Graduate level courses which exceed $5,250 in a calendar year will be considered income and therefore subject to taxation.  Prior to withholding taxes from the employee’s paycheck, notification letters will be sent to employees with details of the taxable amount and payroll deduction schedule.
Dependents of Active and Retired Full-time Staff and Dependents of Deceased Staff who were serving the University at the time of death. There is no limit to the number of classes/credits.  Benefit covers tuition only. You may be asked to provide documentation of support either by copy of tax return or signed affidavit confirming support of dependents receiving a benefit.   All tuition and fees for Graduate level courses will be considered income and therefore subject to taxation.  Prior to withholding taxes from the employee’s paycheck, notification letters will be sent to employees with details of the taxable amount and payroll deduction schedule. In cases where the reduction entitlement for a dependent is based on a former employee who is deceased, and whose spouse is also deceased, the tax liability on the reduction will be the responsibility of the student.  
Active Part-time Staff Must have worked at least 1,040 hours in the previous twelve (12) months to qualify for the benefit of one credit course or three (3) credit hours, whichever is greater.  The course may be taken during the semester earned or the next semester.  If the staff member elects not to use the fee reduction, the benefit can be transferred to a qualifying dependent.  Benefit includes tuition and general fees for employees and tuition only for dependents. You may be asked to provide documentation of support either by copy of tax return or signed affidavit confirming support of dependents receiving a benefit.

All tuition and fees for Graduate level courses will be considered income and therefore subject to taxation.  Prior to withholding taxes from the employee’s paycheck, notification letters will be sent to employees with details of the taxable amount and payroll deduction schedule.