Faculty and Staff Tuition Assistance - Human Resources at Ohio State

Faculty and Staff Tuition Assistance

The Ohio State University is proud to provide access to high-quality benefits that support your professional and educational goals. The university encourages you to pursue higher education to enrich your lives and help Ohio State develop the highest quality workforce. These benefits, available to eligible employees, are part of the total rewards that come from working at Ohio State.

The Faculty and Staff Tuition Assistance Program pays the instructional, general and non-Ohio resident fees (up to 10 hours per term) for eligible employees who take courses at Ohio State. The benefit is available upon employment in an eligible appointment of at least 75% FTE. You must be employed in the eligible appointment on the first day of the academic term for which the benefit is to be applied.

Some tuition benefits are subject to taxation. Refer to the Faculty and Staff Tuition Assistance Program Guidelines for more information.

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Courses may be taken toward a degree through undergraduate, graduate or professional degree-granting programs at Ohio State. Courses must be taken for credit. Maximum benefit of $9,640* per term for undergraduate, graduate and professional-level fees. You are not eligible to receive tuition assistance benefits as both an employee and a dependent.

*Maximum benefit amounts are based on 2015-2016 academic year tuition rates, and are subject to change.

You must first be admitted to Ohio State through either the admissions office or the Office of Extended Education. This benefit does not pay admissions fees.

There is no application for this benefit. After eligibility information is updated with the Office of the University Bursar, any tuition assistance benefits for which you are eligible will reflect as a credit against the fees assessed for the applicable term on the fee statement.

You are responsible for paying any difference between Ohio State’s approved tuition assistance benefits and the total tuition fees that are assessed.

You must follow the rules of being an Ohio State student, including, but not limited to, registering for classes, paying fees and withdrawing from classes by the appropriate deadlines.

Courses should normally be taken outside regular working hours. However, supervisors and managers are encouraged to use flexibility whenever possible, per Flexible Work Policy 6.12.

Coursework must not interfere with completion of your job duties. Prior to registering for a class during normal business hours, complete the form Request for Course Enrollment During Regularly Scheduled Work Hours.

This is intended to be an overview.  Refer to the Plan Document for complete information.  In the event the information on these pages differs from the Plan Document, the Plan Document will govern.