Tuition Remission

The Tuition Remission Program is a valuable education benefit that grants regular full-time employees—and their families—access to a wide range of BU courses and degree programs.

  • Benefits for you begin on the first day of the semester on or following your date of hire.
  • Benefits for your spouse and dependent children begin on the first day of the semester after you have completed the appropriate service requirements for you and your dependents.
  • Tuition Remission benefits are granted on a semester basis. For the purposes of the program, the two Summer Sessions are treated as one academic semester.

To view and print a copy of the entire Tuition Remission Program description, visit Forms/Documents. To see how certain life events may affect your Tuition Remission benefits, see Life & Career Events.


If you are a regular full-time employee and have an appointment of nine months or more duration, you, your spouse, and your dependent children are eligible to participate in the Tuition Remission Program. Employees whose percentage time worked decreases below the eligibility requirements for the Tuition Remission Program will no longer be able to participate in the benefit plan.

Your eligible dependent children are those whom you claim as exemptions on your federal income tax return during the calendar years in which they are enrolled in undergraduate degree programs at Boston University. They include your unmarried dependent children or stepchildren. Certain age limits apply to eligible dependent children.

Full-time employees are eligible to receive Tuition Remission benefits as employees only; if you are a regular full-time employee, you may not be enrolled at Boston University as a full-time student. Full-time student status is 12 or more credits. If you are a regular full-time employee, you are not eligible for benefits as a spouse or dependent of another employee.

If a service requirement applies to the Tuition Remission benefits for your spouse or dependent children, only continuous and full-time service with Boston University is counted toward fulfilling that requirement. Such service is measured from the date you become an eligible employee up to and including the day instruction begins.