Human Resources

Staff Policies and Procedures Manual

K. Tuition Programs

5. Tuition remission for employees

Reed College reserves the right to change, terminate or otherwise modify any or all provisions of the following benefits at any time and for any reason.


Regular full-time employees only, and after one year of continuous service in an eligible class.

The program

Eligible employees may register for up to one unit or one course listed in the Reed college catalog per semester without payment of tuition, provided that they meet the standards of admission required by the respective Admission Offices 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 the regular hours per week required of all full-time employees.

If any additional expenses are incurred for the class, such as laboratory fees, the employee will be expected to pay for these. 

If the employee ceases to work for the college before the completion of the course, a proportional tuition charge must be paid or the employee will be considered to have withdrawn from the course as of that date. 

For employees enrolled in the undergraduate program, this opportunity is provided to meet the casual interest of employees and is not intended for the individual pursuing a degree.  Employees enrolled in the graduate program may pursue a graduate degree under this tuition remission program.

Employees taking graduate level courses under this program may be required to pay federal income tax on the value of the class(es) during each tax year, depending on requirements of the federal law.

The same arrangements will apply if a regular full-time employee wishes to audit one undergraduate course per semester.

Employees who wish to take college courses at other institutions may request financial assistance under the staff development program (refer to Section VIII. Staff Development; Training).

last revised: 2/13/2012

last reviewed: 2/13/2012

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