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University of Maryland, College Park Policy and Procedures Concerning Tuition Remission for Faculty and Staff

Consolidated USM and UMD Policies and Procedures

VII-4.10(A) UMCP POLICY AND PROCEDURES CONCERNING TUITION REMISSION FOR FACULTY AND STAFF

APPROVED BY THE PRESIDENT 1 AUGUST 1991

                 
  I.   Policy
 
       UMCP encourages and supports University faculty,  staff, and
       retirees, both on the College Park Campus and within the
       University of Maryland System, to make use of the
       opportunity to enroll in academic courses at UMCP. Tuition
       remission is available to those choosing to do so in
       accordance with the Board of Regent's Policy VII-4.10,
       University of Maryland System Policy on Tuition Remission
       for Faculty and Staff, and the following guidelines and
       procedures.
 
  II.  Entitlement
 
       Permanent faculty and permanent staff from all institutions
       within the University of Maryland System, including retirees
       from permanent positions, are entitled to tuition remission
       benefits at UMCP.
 
  III. Definitions
 
       1. Permanent faculty or staff shall mean a person who
          occupies a position within the University of Maryland
          System through approved budgetary and appointment
          procedures with the intent that such appointment is for a
          duration of at least six months.
 
       2. University of Maryland Retiree shall mean a person who
          has previously held a permanent position within the
          University of Maryland System, and is receiving State of
          Maryland retirement checks and/or TIAA-CREF retirement
          checks.  Retirees must have earned at least five years of
          University of Maryland System service credit.
 
  IV.  Guidelines
 
       1. Admissibility to a course at UMCP shall be subject to an
          individual's admissibility to UMCP based upon normal
          admission standards. All course prerequisites must be
          fulfilled.
 
       2. Audit courses and non-credit courses shall be assigned
          the equivalent number of hours in determining the number
          of hours which may be carried, and the number of hours
          for which fees may be remitted.
 
       3. In order to ensure the operations of the University of
          Maryland System, enrollment in daytime credit courses by
          active University of Maryland System employees is subject
          to the consent of the appropriate director or department
          chairperson and approval of the Vice President for
          Administrative Affairs of the appropriate institution.
 
       4. Employees from other University of Maryland System
          institutions shall be given the same opportunity for
          enrollment in courses  on the College Park Campus under
          the tuition remission policy as their counterparts at
          UMCP.
 
       5. Questions concerning an individual's status at another
          campus for purposes of tuition remission shall be
          directed to the appropriate campus' Department of
          Personnel by the UMCP Personnel Services Department.
 
       6. The maximum number of hours of tuition remission
          available at UMCP shall be determined by the
          Administration each semester, based on budget
          constraints.
 
  IV. Credit Hour Remission Entitlements
 
       1. Full-time faculty, full-time staff and retirees from
          full-time positions shall be permitted to register for no
          more than two courses, not to exceed seven credits per
          semester with remission of tuition.
 
       2. Permanent part-time faculty and staff employed at least
          fifty percent of the time in the University of Maryland
          System or retirees from such positions are permitted
          remission for credits proportional to their percentage of
          service.
 
       3. Faculty, staff, and retirees are responsible for the
          payment of registration fees.
 
       4. Graduate Assistants are permitted to register for not
          more than ten credits per semester with remission of
          tuition.
 
       5. Graduate Fellows are permitted to register for not more
          than fifteen credits per semester with remission of
          tuition.
 
       6. Graduate Assistants and Graduate Fellows must pay all
          mandatory fees.
 
       7. Full-time faculty, staff and retirees are permitted to
          register for three credits per summer session with
          remission of tuition.  Twelve month graduate assistants
          are permitted to register for four credits for the total
          summer session with tuition remission.
 
 
  V.   Procedure for Requesting Tuition Remission
 
       1. An "Authorization of Remission of Tuition" form must be
          completed and submitted to the UMCP Department of
          Personnel. The form is available in the Staff Benefits
          Office of the Personnel Services Department, and through
          the personnel offices at all University of Maryland
          System institutions.
 
       2. The "Authorization of Remission of Tuition" form must be
          submitted to the Department of Personnel in a sealed
          envelope.
 
       3. The form must be received by the Staff Benefits Office no
          later than the published deadline for each semester.