Your Tuition Remission Benefits

The effect on your Tuition Remission benefits in the event your employment ends depends on the date you were hired.

As an eligible employee you are entitled to 100% Tuition Remission for the first four credit hours and 90% Tuition Remission for the next four credit hours of courses you take each semester. This includes graduate and undergraduate courses. For Tuition Remission purposes, there are three “semesters”: Fall, Spring, and Summer Term. The two Summer Sessions together are considered one semester, therefore, eight credits are covered by the benefit over the entire Summer Term.

If You Were Hired On or Before June 30, 1981

As an eligible employee you are entitled to 100 percent tuition remission for up to eight credit hours of courses you take each semester. This includes graduate and undergraduate courses.

If your employment ends before the first day Instruction Begins,* you will be required to pay the full tuition for all courses taken that semester.

If your employment ends after the first day Instruction Begins*, but before the Final Exam End Date** for the semester, your benefits will continue until the end of the semester.

If You Were Hired On or Before June 30, 1985, but After July 1, 1981

As an eligible employee you are entitled to 100% Tuition Remission for the first four credit hours and 90% Tuition Remission for the next four credit hours of courses you take each semester. This includes graduate and undergraduate courses.

If your employment ends before the first day instruction begins you will be required to pay the full tuition for all courses taken that semester.

If your employment ends after the first day instruction begins but before the final exam end date for the semester, your benefits will continue until the end of the semester.

If You Were Hired On or After July 1, 1985

As an eligible employee you are entitled to 100% Tuition Remission for the first four credit hours and 90% Tuition Remission for the next four credit hours of courses you take each semester. This includes graduate and undergraduate courses.

If your employment ends before the final exam end date or the end of session date for the semester, you will be required to pay full tuition for all courses taken that semester. If you are involuntarily terminated from your position, no payment will be due.

* The first day “Instruction Begins” for the semester is defined as the date published in the Boston University Office of the University Registrar Official Academic Calendar: Charles River.

** The “Final Exam End Date” or the “End of Session” date for the semester is defined as the date published in the Boston University Office of the University Registrar Official Academic Calendar: Charles River. For the fall and spring semesters, it is the “final exam end date”; for summer session, it is the Summer II “end of session” date.

Courses Scheduled During Working Hours

If a course you want to take is scheduled during normal working hours, you must have your department chair or supervisor sign your Tuition Remission Application in order for the benefit to be approved. The University reserves the right to refuse to allow you to attend a class under the Tuition Remission Program if it conflicts with the needs of your department.

You must report all courses taken, not only courses covered by the Tuition Remission Program, to determine if there is a conflict with the needs of your department.

You will not receive pay while attending a class during scheduled work hours.

If you are taking more than eight credits, you must have the approval of the dean or vice president for your unit before applying for the benefit.