Tuition Waiver Policy Changes Announced

January 9, 2020 | UToday
By Christine Wasserman

The University of Toledo’s tuition waiver policy has been updated, with changes going into effect beginning summer semester.

The University will continue waiving 100% of employees’ tuition for graduate and undergraduate courses; however, fees (such as general, application and miscellaneous) will no longer be covered.

The revised tuition waiver policy also requires submission of the tuition waiver request form earlier — now prior to the payment due date, posted on the treasurer’s webpage in advance of each semester.

“Given our educational mission and the institution’s commitment to lifelong learning, it was important to preserve the policy’s core benefit — waiver of tuition,” said Matt Schroeder, executive vice president for finance and administration, and chief financial officer. “Changes were needed, however, because some components of the previous policy were simply not sustainable because of our fiscal realities.”

Other highlights of the updated policy include:

• Employees seeking a juris doctor through the College of Law are ineligible for the tuition waiver after spring semester; however, those currently pursuing a juris doctor will be grandfathered in per details specified in the new policy.

• Courses taken by an employee’s spouse or dependents must be taken for credit and toward completion of a degree to receive 100% of their undergraduate tuition waived by the University.

• The minimum of 12 credit hours per semester has been removed from the policy.

Much more information — including the revised tuition waiver policy and frequently asked questions — is available on Human Resources’ tuition waiver website.

“Employees who enrolled for fall or spring semester classes using the tuition waiver, as well as those whose spouses or dependents enrolled for fall or spring semester, already have been sent email notification about these changes,” said Wendy Davis, associate vice president and chief human resources officer.

Specific questions about the tuition waiver benefit may be sent to

Employees in collective bargaining units should refer to their specific collective bargaining unit agreement for any details related to the tuition waiver benefit.

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