Special Provisions Protecting Benefits for Your Dependent Children

Once Your Dependent Children Begin Receiving Benefits

If you retire from the University at age 55 or later and have completed 10 or more years of continuous full-time service with the University after age 45, your eligible unmarried dependent children may continue to receive Tuition Remission benefits in an undergraduate degree program at the University.

If you die while employed at the University or are receiving disability benefits from the University’s Long-Term Disability Plan, your eligible unmarried dependent children may continue to receive Tuition Remission benefits through the semester in which your death occurred, subject to the program’s limits, as long as they remain eligible. In subsequent semesters, your years of continuous full-time service up to the time when you became disabled or died, will be used to determine the number of additional semesters up to a maximum of eight semesters for which each child is eligible in accordance with the following table:

Employee’s years of continuous full-time service Number of semesters per child
3 but less than 6 2
6 but less than 9 4
9 but less than 10 6
10 or more 8

For example, if you died with ten or more years of continuous full-time service with Boston University and at the time of your death, your dependent child had received six semesters of Tuition Remision, he or she would be eligible for two more semesters of Tuition Remission, for a maximum of eight semesters.

Before Your Dependent Children Begin Receiving Benefits

If you retire from the University at age 55 or later and have completed 10 or more years of continuous full-time service with the University after age 45, the University will provide your eligible unmarried dependent children with eight semesters of Tuition Remission benefits in an undergraduate degree program at the University.

If you die while employed at the University or are receiving disability benefits from the University Long-Term Disability Plan, the University will provide your eligible unmarried dependent children with up to eight semesters of Tuition Remission benefits in an undergraduate degree program at the University depending upon your years of continuous full-time service at the point of your disability or death, in accordance with the following table:

Employee’s years of continuous full-time service Number of semesters per child
3 but less than 6 2
6 but less than 9 4
9 but less than 10 6
10 or more 8