Tuition

Scope:
Full-time Faculty and Administrative employees
Tuition remission benefit provisions for union employees are detailed in the Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA).

Policy Statement
The tuition benefit programs provide tax-free tuition assistance to employees and their family members. The tuition remission benefit provisions for union employees are detailed in the Collective Bargaining Agreement CBA). Tuition benefits programs are extended to eligible full-time faculty, administrative employees of Albion College, and their spouses and dependents in accordance with the following provisions and the provisions of the GLCA TRE and CIC TEP as applicable.

Eligibility Defined

  1. An Eligible Staff Member includes faculty and administrative members who meet all academic and admission requirements of the College and who is classified as regular and full-time employee
  2. An Eligible Spouse is defined as the legal wife or husband of an eligible staff member.
  3. An Eligible Dependent is defined as a natural born child, legally adopted child, or stepchild, unmarried, who is eligible to be claimed as a deduction on the eligible staff member's income tax return for the previous two years and in the tax period in which the tuition is waived, and who meets all the admission and academic requirements of the College. Stepchildren must also have established residency on a permanent basis in the staff member's household.

Wait Periods
90 days of full-time employment for staff members
2 years of full-time employment of staff member for benefits to be extended to spouse and/or dependent.

Tuition Programs

Program

Employee

Spouse

Dependent

Albion College

Yes

Yes

Yes

GLCA TRE

No

No

Yes

CIC TEP

Yes

Yes (not graduate programs)

Yes (not graduate programs)

 

Albion College: Albion College Tuition Remission is available to eligible staff members, spouses and dependents as defined above. Tuition remission at 100% except as indicated in the partial benefit section below. Studies must be on a full-time basis for dependents and employees may take one unit per semester. Tuition remission will apply only to enrollment in regularly scheduled, credit courses during the Fall, and Spring sessions.

Partial Benefit:


GLCA: Great Lakes Colleges Association Tuition Exchange Program (TRE) include the thirteen GLCA member colleges, Wittenberg University, Willamette and two members of the Associated Colleges of the Midwest (Beloit and Grinnell).

Additional Information, including participation guidelines and program application form available at: www.glca.org


CIC:
Council of Independent Colleges (CIC) Tuition Exchange Program (TEP) includes over 400 colleges and universities. The benefit covers the full cost of tuition as determined by the importing institution. Students are responsible for all non-tuition charges—room, board, and fees—at the institution in which they enroll. Eligibility for participation in the tuition benefit program is determined by Albion College but approval for participation in the TEP program is determined by the college the student wants to attend. Students should submit their TEP application simultaneously with their application for college admission. Each institution sets its own criteria for selecting applicants, but since many institutions select applicants on a first-come/first-serve basis, it is recommended that the student submit the admissions and CIC-TEP applications as soon as possible.
If approved, the benefit is available for a total of four years or eight semesters. Employees and students must meet both Albion College's and the importing college's published standards to continue the benefit.

Additional Information, including participation guidelines and program application form available at: www.cic.org/tep

Limitations
Dependents are limited to 8 semesters of academic work (12 quarters if applicable) or the attainment of a bachelor's degree, whichever occurs first regardless of program. Tuition remission shall not apply to other fees, room and board charges, textbooks and supplies, any other cost of instruction, tuition and fees for non-credit courses, special programs or Summer College.  What is covered as "tuition" by CIC and GLCA programs will be determined by the importing institution.

Financial Aid
Eligible individuals who will be attending Albion will not be eligible for the tuition benefit unless they also apply for financial aid which includes completion of the FAFSA and any required documents. The FAFSA must be submitted by the deadline established by the Student Financial Services office. The amount of Tuition Remission at Albion will be reduced by the need-based entitlement grants received (Pell, Michigan Tuition, etc.) and any other aid that is tuition specific. Students will not be awarded academic/merit scholarships. The policy regarding treatment of specific financial aid programs is available through the Student Financial Services office. Completion of the FAFSA may be required for participation in the GLCA and CIC programs as well. If applicable, the treatment of financial aid will follow that program's policy/procedures.

Termination of Employment
Tuition remission or exchange will terminate at the end of the semester in which the full-time faculty, administrative or hourly member ceases to be employed by the College. Eligible spouses and dependents are entitled to tuition benefits as long as the staff member remains in the service of the College but their eligibility will not be terminated if the staff member retires under an approved College plan, dies or becomes totally disabled during service, provided the staff member has served a minimum of five years of service prior to retirement, death or disability. The tuition remission privilege would, however, terminate for the spouse upon remarriage.

Application Procedure
Students eligible for benefits under this policy must apply to the college directly using the normal application channels and register for courses through normal registration channels. Anpdf Albion College Tuition_Program_Request_Form is required for all programs as well as the program specific form for the GLCA (www.glca.org) and CIC (www.cic.org/tep) which are available from their respective web sites. Participation in the tuition program in subsequent years must be renewed each year and a FAFSA completed for each year of participation at Albion.

Exceptions
Exceptions to this policy, if any, need to be authorized in advance by the appropriate vice-president or president in consultation with the business office.