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101.4 - WSSU Faculty and Staff Tuition Waiver Policy

University Group Policy #101.4

I.  Policy Statement

1. Prior Approval Requirement

Approval by the employee’s department head is required for tuition and/or fee waiver, prior to the beginning of classes

2. Approved Hours

A course should be taken on the employee’s own time. Where feasible, supervisors are encouraged to adjust the employee’s work schedule to accomplish this. The enrollment and participation in the course must not interfere with an employee’s normal employment obligations.

3. Tuition Waiver

Tuition and fee charges will be waived for a maximum of two (2) courses per academic year, as prescribed by law. Academic year is defined to include a fall semester, spring semester and summer session.

The Tuition Waiver Program does not convert non-credit courses. The employee is responsible for any and all additional tuition and fees charges to the student’s account during the term.

Application or pre-registration procedures may differ between UNC institutions. It is the employees responsibility to be familiar with any variations in procedures.

Employees seeking to enroll under the tuition/fee waiver must be academically eligible for admission to the course and there must be space available for enrollment in that course.

Financial Aid – Employees receiving non-repayable Financial Aid (Pell Grant Scholarship, etc.) are eligible for tuition or fee waiver.

4. Fee Waiver

All required fees applicable to Tuition Waiver under section 3 above are waived for full-time permanent UNC System employees enrolled at WSSU during fall or spring semester or summer session. Special course fees such as departmental fees are not waived.

II.     Applicability

The policies and procedures described herein apply to all University departments and eligible employees. All permanent, full-time WSSU employees who work 30 or more hours per week for nine (9) or more months are eligible for tuition and/or fee waiver for a course taken at any of the 16 campuses of the University of North Carolina in a manner consistent with North Carolina General Statue § 116-143(d), as it may change from time to time. Participation in the programs is voluntary and courses may be taken for either career development or personal interest.

This policy supersedes any contrary provision.

Responsible Division: Vice Chancellor and Chief of Staff

Authority: Board of Trustees


  • Adopted: September 18, 2009