Dependent Tuition Assistance

Tuition Assistance Applications

Tuition Assistance applications must be submitted each term in Workday or with a paper form. Tuition assistance enrollment for summer semester 2024 is open until May 10, 2024.

The Dependent Tuition Assistance Plan (Plan) pays a portion of the instructional and general fees for an eligible employee’s spouse or unmarried dependent children who take courses at Ohio State.

A dependent of one eligible employee will receive 50% off the cost of instructional and general fees. The benefit for a dependent of two eligible employees is 75%. An eligible dependent may receive tuition assistance benefits for up to eight semesters or 140 semester hours of enrollment, whichever is greater.

This overview is a summary of the dependent tuition assistance benefit. Refer to the Dependent Tuition Assistance Plan for complete information.  In the event the information on these pages differs from the Plan, the Plan will govern.

Join a webinar for information about Ohio State employees’ tuition benefits. During the session, Human Resources benefits consultants will review the tuition benefits, possible taxation implications, the election deadlines and how to use Workday to elect the benefit.

To receive dependent tuition assistance, the student must have a Social Security number on file with their university student record. To add a Social Security number, use the change of record form on the Registrar’s website.

Some tuition benefits are subject to taxation. See below for more information.

Documents and Resources

Timing of your assistance application

To receive the full benefit for each academic term, submit your tuition assistance application by the first Friday after classes begin for that academic term. However, to avoid late fees, it is recommended that you submit your tuition assistance application five days prior to the applicable deadline. If you are on the wait list for a class, submit your tuition assistance application by the enrollment deadline to ensure credit is applied if you are accepted to the class.

Dependent Tuition Assistance Details

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.