PhD students are not eligible to be benefits eligible employees and full-time
students as long as the student is receiving tuition remission. Once the student’s
tuition remission has ceased, the student may change to a part-time student
status and also be eligible for full-time employment with WashU.
- Tuition remission generally ceases at the point that credit hours have been
completed but the student is still working on his/her dissertation.
The Dean of the Graduate School of Arts & Sciences is the primary individual
responsible for determining the point at which the student is eligible for full-time
Undergraduate and Master’s Degree Programs
Undergraduate and Master’s Degree Program students may be considered fulltime
students and full-time employees as long as the following criteria are met:
If the employee is a full-time employee prior to entering school, approval
must be obtained from the employee’s supervisor and the school of study.
The supervisor must be fully apprised, in writing, of the academic
requirements, including, but not limited to, class schedules, field work and
- If the employee is a full-time student prior to accepting full-time
employment, approval must be obtained from the school of study and full
disclosure made to the employee’s supervisor about the full-time student
status and academic requirements, including, but not limited to, class
schedules, field work and internships. The description of the academic
requirements must be in writing.
- These guidelines will not supersede established school or departmental
qualifications or restrictions related to student / work status.
- Full-time student status does not alter the eligibility requirements or benefits
provided through Employee Tuition Assistance program.
For information related to student/employee taxation, please refer to https://financialservices.wustl.edu.