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50 percent grad school tuition waiver for dependents, spouses of full-time faculty, staff

A benefit available to dependents, spouses and domestic partners of UT employees for undergraduate education is being extended to cover half of graduate program tuition for selected credit-bearing programs.

Dependents, spouses and domestic partners of full-time faculty and staff who have been employed at the University for at least one year will be eligible to receive a 50 percent tuition waiver for most UT graduate programs beginning fall semester 2013.

The benefit excludes the juris doctor, doctor of medicine, doctor of pharmacy, doctor of occupational therapy, doctor of physical therapy, executive MBA, physician’s assistant master’s, doctor of nursing practice degrees, as well as other graduate nursing degrees.

Dependents must be employees’ children — naturally born or adopted — or stepchildren. They must be unmarried and are eligible for the benefit until the end of the semester in which they turn 28. Eligible dependents receive the 50 percent graduate tuition waiver or a graduate assistantship (if offered), but not both.

The application fee will be waived for these new enrollees in UT’s graduate programs.

Those who take advantage of the offer may enroll part time or full time and should be aware that the benefit is taxable to the student.

For questions about how to take advantage of the tuition waiver, contact Human Resources and Talent Development at 419.530.4747.

To learn more about or apply to a specific program, contact the College of Graduate Studies at 419.530.GRAD (4723). Apply here.

Since many programs require standardized admissions testing, it is recommended that interested persons act quickly to ensure their ability to enroll for fall semester.

This enhanced benefit does not change the current eligibility or benefit available to dependents, spouses and domestic partners of UT employees for undergraduate programs, nor does it change the process for submitting an undergraduate waiver.

To submit for this 50 percent grad tuition waiver, a hard copy form must be completed and returned to Benefits after the student has been accepted to the program and registered for classes.

Completed forms can be faxed to 419.530.1492, scanned and emailed to benefits@utoledo.edu, or dropped off to the Human Resources and Talent Development Office in the Transportation Center on Main Campus.

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