Age Limit for Your Dependent Children

Dependent children are no longer eligible for benefits under this program after the end of the semester in which they reach age 27. Exceptions to this provision include:

  • Military Service. For unmarried dependent children who are honorably discharged veterans, the period of eligibility will be extended beyond age 27 by the number of months of their military service, up to a maximum of 48 months.
  • Disability. Dependent children whose disabilities prevent them from completing undergraduate work within eight semesters by the time they reach age 27 must submit a written request for an extension of Tuition Remission eligibility to Human Resources. A physician’s statement indicating diagnosis, period of disability, and prognosis must accompany the request, along with a letter of recommendation from BU Disability Services regarding the student status of your dependent child.