Human Resources

Employee Tuition Assistance

Employee Tuition Assistance

100% of part-time, evening program undergraduate tuition costs and 50% of part-time evening program graduate tuition costs for courses offered through the University up to seven (7) credit hours per semester. Employees regularly working during the day are eligible to enroll in courses offered through the evening programs and employees regularly working in the evening/night shift are eligible to enroll in courses offered through the day programs.

Employee Tuition Plan (pdf)

Requesting the Employee Tuition Assistance Benefit
You are responsible for registering for your course(s) with the appropriate WU school. To request the benefit, complete the tuition assistance request form.

  • For undergraduate level courses taken at University College no request form is necessary. Simply register for your course(s) online through University College’s website at http://ucollege.wustl.edu. Choose “WU Benefit Plans” as your method of payment.
  • For undergraduate level courses taken at any other WU school complete the tuition assistance request form.
  • For graduate level courses (non job related) complete the Graduate Employee Tuition Assistance Request form- NON Job Related. Tuition assistance over $5,250 per year for non job related graduate courses will be taxed per IRS guidelines.
  • For graduate level courses (job related) complete the Graduate Employee Tuition Assistance Request form- Job Related. Submit a copy of your job description and course description(s) with your request. These are necessary to verify whether the course you are taking relates to your current job. Job related courses are subject to audit by the tax department to ensure compliance with tax regulations. If it is determined that the course you are taking does not relate to your current job, you will be required to complete a non job related request form.

Please submit tuition assistance request forms prior to the first day of class for the semester. Employees must complete one continuous year of full-time service prior to utilizing the benefit. Submit your original form to Tuition Assistance, CB 1190. Copies will not be accepted.

The benefit covers tuition only. You are responsible for any books, fee and other costs.

A passing grade of D or better is required. In addition, employees must complete the course and have a passing grade posted w/in 60 days after the end of the semester or the benefit will be removed from your student account.

If you drop a class after the beginning of the semester you are financially responsible for any fees in accordance with the policy of the WU school in which you are enrolled and the tuition benefit will be removed from your student account.

Eligible courses are those offered through part-time evening programs and must begin at 4pm or later. See the plan document for more details. Please note: No benefit is available for courses such as Applied Music, which is structured as one-on-one music lessons between the instructor and student.

Courses taken for audit are not covered by the benefit.

The benefit will cover tuition assistance for up to 7 credit hours per semester. The benefit is tax free except where noted.

When utilizing the benefit, keep in mind you are enrolled as a student of a WU school and are required to follow the policies of that school.

Benefit Representative Contact Information:

Kim Olivastro
Tuition Benefits Coordinator
Phone: (314) 935-5759
Fax: (314) 935-8198
kolivastro@wustl.edu

 

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