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Tuition Remission

 


Overview

Tuition remission benefits are available for regular faculty and staff and retirees (including their spouses and dependent children) of the constituent institutions and components of the University System of Maryland. Contingent II employees are eligible for tuition remission at BSU. Contingent II family members are not eligible for tuition remission.

The following restrictions apply:

  • Applicants must be admissible to desired institutions and program.
  • Students must pay mandatory fees.
  • Certain programs are not included.
  • Spouses and dependent children are subject to institutional enrollment limitations (caps)
  • Spouses and dependent children of retirees hired on or after 01/01/90 are not eligible for tuition remission.

The Benefit

  1. Full-Time Regular Employees, subject to certain restrictions, may:
    • have up to eight credits per semester of tuition remitted at any institution in the System and receive tuition remission for spouses and dependent children.
  2. Part-Time Regular Employees, working 50% or more, and subject to certain restrictions, may:
    • receive tuition remission for credits proportional to percentage of service (full-time equivalent status), at any institution in the System;
    • have tuition remitted for spouses and dependent children proportional to percentage of service (full-time equivalent status).
  3. Spouses and Dependent Children of Regular Employees hired before 01/01/90, subject to certain restrictions, may:
    • receive 100 percent tuition remission for courses at both the undergraduate and graduate level;
    • register for courses at any of the institutions of the University System of Maryland.
  4. Spouses and Dependent Children of Regular Employees hired on or after 01/01/90, subject to certain restrictions, may:
    • receive 100 percent tuition remission only on courses towards a first earned undergraduate degree, and receive 100 percent tuition remission only if the courses are taken at the institution where the spouse is employed, or receive fifty percent benefit at other institutions, if the academic program is unavailable at the employing institution and if the president/director or designee of the employing institution approves.
  5. University System of Maryland Retirees, must be receiving State of Maryland retirement checks and/or an approved optional retirement program check, and have earned at least five years of University System of Maryland service inclusive of the former University of Maryland and Board Trustees of State Universities and Colleges institutions, and subject to certain restrictions, may:
    • provided that the retiree has retired from a permanent full-time position, have up to eight credits per semester of tuition remitted at any institution in the System, or
    • provided that the retiree has retired from a permanent part-time position fifty percent or more, receive tuition remission for credits proportional to percentage of service (full-time equivalent) status, at any institution in the System.
  6. Spouses and Dependent Children of Retirees hired before 01/01/90, subject to certain restrictions, may:
    • provided that the retiree has retired from a permanent full-time position, receive 100 percent tuition remission for courses at both the undergraduate and graduate level, and register for courses at any of the institutions of the University System of Maryland, or
    • provided that the retiree has retired from a permanent part-time position of fifty percent or more, have tuition remitted proportional to the percentage of service (full-time equivalent) status, at any institution in the System.

Apply for Tuition Remission

Eligible BSU employees who are taking courses or who have dependents taking courses at any USM institution can use the Tuition Remission system below.  To use this system for a spouse or dependent child you must have the Student’s Campus ID of the USM institution they attend.

Apply for Tuition Remission

Questions? Please contact dhumphrey@bowiestate.edu

If you are a Retiree or applying to Morgan State University, Baltimore City Community College, or St. Mary’s College of Maryland, please use the paper Tuition Remission Application Form (pdf).

Tax Liability Information

The value of tuition remitted for graduate-level education becomes taxable for faculty and staff once the value exceeds the current IRS statutory limit of $5,250 per calendar year. This means that any tuition an employee remits for him/herself that is more than $5,250 will be added to the employee's taxable income.

The total tuition value of an employee's dependent or spouse received within the calendar year is considered taxable income. Please pick up a tax liability information form available in the Office of Human Resources for more information.

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Reference Information

View the USM Policies (Section VII, VII.4.10 and VII.4.20):