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Human Resources

Tuition Remission

Process

The Tuition Remission  process is now automated!  This automated process will provide a more efficient and convenient manner for employees to apply for this benefit.  If you, or your eligible dependent, is applying to Monmouth University as an new incoming student, the request to determine Tuition Remission eligibility will occur during the application for admission.  The applicant will receive a response with instructions on how to proceed if the student is deemed eligible for the Tuition Remission benefit.

Once approved as eligible for the Tuition Remission benefit, and each subsequent semester thereafter, an employee who wishes to apply for Tuition Remission benefits for either themselves, spouse or dependent child, will be required to submit an electronic  request.  The  electronic form is available on the myMU Portal under “Forms” or “I Need To”  and also available on the Ultipro Homepage under “Benefits Info”.   A request for Tuition Remission is required for each semester in which the employee, their spouse or dependent children are enrolled in classes.

Click here to access the Online Tuition Remission Instructions

 

Policy

The purpose of the Tuition Remission benefit is to enable Monmouth University employees the opportunity to pursue higher education at a reduced tuition rate for themselves, their spouse and/or eligible dependent children as defined in the newly revised Tuition Remission Policy.

Monmouth University offers tuition remission to eligible full-time employees following the applicable waiting period, as well as their spouse and IRS dependent children. Tuition remission is accorded in any undergraduate course of study at the University, provided that space is available. Tuition remission recipients must meet normal University requirements for admission to a program of study.

Eligible part-time staff and administrative employees receive up to six credits of tuition remission each semester after meeting any waiting period requirements. This benefit applies to part-time employees only, and not their dependents.  Part-time teaching adjuncts are eligible for up to three credits of tuition remission during a semester in which they are teaching a minimum of three credits.  Temporary employees, on-call employees and part-time non-teaching faculty are not eligible for Tuition Remission benefits or service credits toward Tuition Remission eligibility.

Tuition remission eligible expenses include tuition, lab, and studio course charges associated with a given course. All other fees—including but not limited to fees associated with the application, graduation, comprehensive college, credit by examination, study abroad, and program change—shall be paid by the student. Late registration and late payment fees are the responsibility of the student. Income taxes related to this benefit are the responsibility of the employee.

Taxability

In certain circumstances, tuition remission may be considered a taxable benefit to the employee due to Internal Revenue Service Code regulations. The amount of tuition remission granted to an employee for graduate study (currently in excess of $5,250 each tax year, for the employee only) will be deemed to be taxable to the employee for Federal and State income and Social Security purposes. The full amount of tuition remission granted to an employee’s spouse or IRS dependent child for graduate study will be deemed to be taxable to the employee for Federal and State income and Social Security purposes. If the student is a graduate student but is enrolled in an undergraduate course, the employee will also be taxed on the tuition remission benefit. This list is not all inclusive; please consult with your tax consultant regarding the taxation of benefits.

Normally, when the tuition remission is deemed taxable, additional non-cash income in the amount of the tuition remission benefit and related withholdings will be applied to the employee’s paycheck over five pay cycles during the semester of remission.

However, certain graduate programs will have a different taxation schedule. If you and/or your dependent are enrolled in one of the following programs, please contact the payroll manager to discuss your taxation schedule.

DNP    Doctor of Nursing Practice

PA       Physician Assistant

MSEd Speech-Language Pathology

AT       Athletic Training

OT       Occupational Therapy

EdD    Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership