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Employee Tuition Assistance

Employee Tuition Waiver

The university offers a waiver of tuition (undergraduate and graduate level) to all eligible employees for academic credited courses offered at the university each semester. This program is for both degree and non-degree seeking students. Books, application fees, special course or departmental fees, and readmission fees are not covered. Refer to the appropriate policy for eligibility, enrollment information, and course restrictions.

The waiver policy does not apply to individual courses offered thru Outreach and Engagement or other self-supporting programs, except as provided by university policy. Waivers can be used for employees who are fully accepted into the Adult Degree Program. Waivers can also be used for employees who are fully accepted into a Certificate Program or a Degree Program if space is available and with approval from Outreach and Engagement.

Employee Tuition Reimbursement

The university will reimburse full-time permanent employees for tuition costs for courses taken at other educational institutions for courses which are not a part of a degree program. This policy is designed to aid classified staff and faculty who are expected to continue employment with the University for a period which will justify such educational assistance. The purpose of the program is to train employees with work-related education:

  • in the use of new or modified equipment,
  • in skills and knowledge required by changes in current positions,
  • that maintains or improves skills required in the job, or
  • to meet degree requirements in a program for which the employee is enrolled and the university does not offer an equivalent course.


Classified employees must have successfully completed their probationary period as a prerequisite for educational assistance.

If you have questions about Employee Tuition Assistance contact Raven King, Benefits Assistant, or email kingrd@jmu.edu.



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