Tuition Waiver

The College promotes continued education for its employees, their spouses, and unmarried dependent children by offering generous tuition waiver benefits. Proof of dependent status will be determined by providing your annual tax return. Regular full-time employees and their families become eligible for waiver upon employment. Regular part-time employees and their families become eligible for tuition waiver after 3 years of continuous employment. Temporary employees are not eligible for tuition waiver.

This benefit is limited to undergraduate courses at Saint Joseph's College. A lifetime maximum of tuition for one undergraduate degree (usually 120 to 128 credit hours) will be waived for each eligible family member. There is no maximum waiver for employees, however, arrangements must be made with your supervisor to record any hours away from work while attending class.

College employees, their spouses, and unmarried dependent children may apply for admission to Saint Joseph's College. All tuition charges will be waived to the extent that the student is not eligible for financial aid. If the student is eligible for financial aid, that aid will be accepted in lieu of the waiver. Students with waived tuition will be charged for special fees such as lab charges, technology fee, books, supplies, and Student Association fees. If your dependent children wish to live on campus, they will be assessed charges for room and board.

All new students and all degree-seeking students taking more than 5 credit hours per semester must submit the FAFSA annually to the Federal Processor by March 10th. Late filers will only be considered for waiver of up to a maximum of 11 credit hours per semester. Those who do not file at all will only be considered for waiver of 5 credit hours per semester. New students must also be accepted by Admissions. 

College employees taking classes under the tuition waiver benefit must make up any work time missed by a) working alternate hours; b) using vacation time for hours missed or c) arranging for Leave of Absence for Further Education or Training.

Tuition Waiver Request forms are available in the Office of Human Resources. Waiver applications for full-time students must be returned to Human Resources by March 31st each year. Part-time students (11 credit hours per semester or less) may return the waiver application anytime prior to the first day of classes each semester.

Council of Independent Colleges

Saint Joseph's College is a member of the CIC Tuition Exchange Program. There are nearly 200 colleges participating in this program nationwide. The CIC exchange program assists dependent children of SJC employees in meeting partial costs of attending college. However, acceptance into this program is limited and based on the requirements of each institution. The CIC Tuition Exchange Officer for SJC is the Director of Student Financial Services

Tuition Exchange Program (TE Program)

Saint Joseph's College is also a member of the Tuition Exchange Program. The number of students we can send to participating schools is limited by the number of incoming Tuition Exchange Students. Please contact Student Financial Services for the complete TEP policy, to learn if there are any openings available in this program, and for information about how to apply. 

St. Elizabeth School of Nursing

Saint Joseph's College has a reciprocal agreement with the St. Elizabeth School of Nursing to provide tuition waiver for dependents and spouses of SJC employees who would otherwise be eligible for tuition waiver at SJC. All conditions that apply for dependents and spouses under section (a) above will also apply for waiver at St. Elizabeth School of Nursing. New students must also apply and be accepted at the St. Elizabeth School of Nursing.

Download the Tuition Waiver Request Form

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