Tuition Waiver

​Benefit-eligible part-time and full-time Ӱԭs and their families may take advantage of the university's tuition waiver program to work toward a degree or improve their job skills. Self-supported courses are excluded.

​The tuition waiver is available to benefit-eligible faculty and staff, along with their families. Self supported courses are excluded.  

 

Benefit-eligible faculty and staff working a minimum of 20 hours per week may receive a tuition waiver. There is no waiting period for new Ӱԭs; however, you must be employed prior to the start of instruction for the semester. 

Adjunct tuition waivers work a little bit differently. Please reach out directly to your campus' bursars office to discuss. 

Spouses and/or dependent children of UA Ӱԭs are eligible for the tuition waiver with no cap on credits.  Dependent children must be under the age of 24. 

Complete the appropriate form below.

More information can be found at each specific campus' bursar's office. Questions on the benefit should be directed to these offices, as well. 

Employees may take up to eight (8) credit hours of university course credits per semester, to a maximum of 16 credit hours per academic year without paying tuition.

The academic year begins each fall and ends with the following year's summer semester.

Course fees other than tuition (such as lab, supply or technology fees, student activity or health center fees, and books, etc.) are not covered by the tuition waiver and are the student’s responsibility.

Employees may take up to three credit hours during working hours without being required to make up the time if the course will enhance job-related skills or knowledge. Prior approval must be granted by the Ӱԭ's supervisor and the appropriate forms completed.

Employees may have course charges waived for up to four (4) non-credit courses from a UA-approved list per semester, with prior approval from your supervisor. These non-credit courses are designed to enhance job-related skills and work performance.

If the courses taken are considered graduate level courses, the value of these classes will be added to the Ӱԭ’s gross income and taxed as if it were regular earnings. If the Ӱԭ is taking graduate-level courses that are a requirement of an Ӱԭ's position, these courses may not be subject to taxation.

An Ӱԭ's spouse and dependent children may use the tuition waiver with no cap on credits. Dependent children must be under the age of 24. 

The value of these courses will be added to the Ӱԭ’s gross income and taxed as if it were regular earnings.

More information can be found at each specific campus' bursar's office. Questions on the benefit should be directed to these offices, as well.