Human Resources

Tuition remission

Eligibility

  • Staff must have six or more years of service in a regular, benefitted position of at least .5 FTE.  Faculty must have tenure. 
  • Dependent children are eligible if they are claimed on the employees most recent tax return and are under the age of 24.
  • Dependent children of retired employees are eligible if the employee meets the criteria for eligibility for retiree health insurance benefits at the time of retirement and if the dependent children were dependents at the time of retirement.
  • Dependent children of deceased employees are eligible if the employee has worked at Reed prior to September 2, 2001 in an eligible category for the last ten years; if employed on or after September 2, 2001 in an eligible category, the deceased employee must have at least twenty years of service to qualify.

General provisions

  • Applies only to undergraduate academic work at accredited colleges or universities, including public community colleges.
  • Eligibility is for no more than a total of eight semesters or twelve quarters.  The quarters/semesters do not have to be consecutive, nor do they have to be at the same institution. If payment is made for a regular summer session (quarter or semester), it will be counted as a regular academic term in determining eligibility.
  • The term "required fees" as used herein includes only those fees which are payable and non-refundable by all full-time, regular undergraduate students at the particular college.

Description

Tuition remission for dependent children:

Employees' children who are enrolled in an undergraduate program at an accredited community college, college or university may receive tuition remission.

Tuition remission is a grant in the amount of two-thirds of tuition and required fees, however the grant may not exceed more than two-thirds of Reed's tuition and required fees.  Required fees are those fees which are payable and nonrefundable by all full-time undergraduate students at the institution.

Tuition remission is available for no more than eight semesters or twelve quarters.  The quarters/semesters do not have to be consecutive, nor do they have to be at the same institution.  Summer sessions are counted as a regular academic term (either quarter or semester).

Payment is made by Reed's business office directly to the other college.  The receiving college may include Reed's grant in determining financial aid need for the student. 

Upon admittance to Reed through the regular admissions process, eligible dependent children will receive a full waiver of tuition and required fees.

This benefit is subject to change depending on Reed's budget each year.  Any change in the upcoming fiscal year will be announced as soon as possible in the year preceding.

Please contact Irene Lyczko at 503-788-6633 in the Business Office with questions about using this tuition remission benefits for your dependent.

Tuition remission for spouse or domestic partner:

Spouses and domestic partners are not eligible for tuition remission except that they may audit Reed courses with permission of the instructor without payment of the audit fee.

Upon admittance to Reed's undergraduate or graduate (MALS) program through the regular admission process, spouses and domestic partners will pay one third of the tuition and fees.

Tuition remission for employees:

Undergraduate courses at Reed: This benefit only applies to courses taken at Reed, and it is provided to meet the casual interest of employees and is not intended for the individual who is pursuing a degree.

Employees with at least one year of service in a regular, benefitted position of at least .5 FTE may register for up to one course per semester without payment of tuition, provided that they meet the standards of admission required by Reeds admission office and provided that their time in class can be arranged so as not to interfere with the normal work of the department.  The employee will be expected to work their regular weekly hours, although their work schedule can be changed to accommodate class attendance.  The employee will pay for any expenses incurred for the class, such as laboratory fees. Participation in Reeds Masters of Arts and Letters (MALS) program: Upon admittance to Reed's MALS program through the regular admission process, employees will receive a full waiver of tuition and fees for up to one unit per semester.   Employees must have one year of service in a regular, benefitted position of at least .5 FTE. Employees may be required to pay federal income tax for the value of the courses and are advised to seek the advice of a tax professional.