(Approved by UMGC President on July 1, 2017; Updated on July 24, 2019; Updated February 22, 2021)
Spouses and Dependent Children
The exercise of the benefit of tuition remission shall be subject to the individual's admissibility to the program in which the courses are offered and to the other academic regulations of the home division governing student enrollment.
Stateside and Overseas Regular and Collegiate and Collegiate Traveling Faculty
Eligible spouses and dependent children of Stateside and Overseas employees on Regular status and Collegiate and Collegiate Traveling Faculty who have at least two (2) benefit-eligible years of service prior to the anticipated last date available for late registration for the semester under consideration are eligible for one hundred percent (100%) tuition remission when they enroll at UMGC or fifty percent (50%) at a USM institution in courses toward a first undergraduate degree.
Subject to the availability of funds, after completion of the semester in which the spouse or dependent child is enrolled, the employee may request reimbursement of the other fifty percent (50%) of tuition paid. The employee must submit a request for reimbursement to the Office of Human Resources within sixty (60) calendar days of the posting of the student’s grades by the attending institution, and include a copy of the receipt for tuition paid and attest the spouse or dependent child:
Received tuition remission in the amount of fifty percent ( 50%) of tuition,
Was not eligible for and did not receive any financial aid, except loans,
Earned a grade of C or better in each course included on the tuition remission request and maintained a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0.; and
Statement or receipt showing that employee paid, including financial aid loans, fifty percent (50%) of the tuition balance.
Eligible spouses and dependent children of UMGC Asia employees on Regular and Contingent III status and Collegiate Traveling Faculty who have at least two (2) benefit-eligible years of service prior to the anticipated last date to available for late registration or the semester under consideration are eligible for one hundred percent (100%) tuition remission when they enroll in the UMGC Bridge Program for Academic English, including courses UMEI 030 and UMEI 020, which do not apply towards degree requirements.
Stateside Contingent II and Overseas Contingent III
Subject to the limitations in this section, eligible spouses and dependent children of employees on Contingent II and Contingent III may receive tuition remission of one hundred percent (100%) on courses toward a first undergraduate degree at the employee’s home division or distance education courses offered by another UMGC division.
Tuition remission is available only after the employee on Contingent II or Contingent III status has been in USM service for at least two (2) benefit-eligible years prior to the anticipated last date available for late registration for the semester under consideration.
Limitations based on date of employment:
Spouses and dependent children of eligible employees whose period of employment began before January 1, 1990, can earn a first undergraduate degree or a graduate degree from any USM institution, subject to the provisions of the applicable policies at the attending USM institution and subject to the employee's FTE.
Spouses and dependent children of eligible employees whose period of employment began on or after January 1, 1990, and before July 1, 1992, may receive full tuition remission of one hundred percent (100%) percent on courses toward a first undergraduate degree at UMGC.
Spouses and dependent children of eligible employees may attend another USM institution to which the student has been accepted with fifty percent (50%) percent tuition remission: An employee may submit a request for tuition reimbursement for the other fifty (50%) of the tuition paid.
Exempt Programs and Fees
In addition to the Exempt Programs of Study identified in VII-4.20-GC – UMGC Policy on Tuition Remission for Spouses and Dependent Children of Active Staff and Faculty Employees and Retirees, the following UMGC programs are excluded from tuition remission: all executive degree programs and non-credit programs.
Fees or Surcharges
Tuition remission does not include mandatory fees or surcharges (including fees for credits by exam, conference courses, textbooks, or other fees or surcharges that may apply), which remain the responsibility of the employee or spouse/dependent child. The admissions fee is waived for UMGC employees attending UMGC courses.
UMGC Policy 353.20 – Tuition Remission for Stateside and Overseas Employees