Educational Assistance and Tuition Reduction Program

The University of Missouri supports employees who choose to continue their education through the Educational Assistance program.  Eligible employees may receive a 75% reduction in tuition and educational fees for up to six credit hours per semester (three credit hours during summer session).  In addition, the university provides a 50% reduction in tuition and educational fees for eligible spouses and dependents of vested employees.  The Faculty and Staff Benefits office works in conjunction with the cashiers office to administer the Educational Assistance and Tuition Reduction Programs in accordance with the HR policy manual.

For Educational Assistance program regulations and eligibility, visit HR policy 303 – Educational Assistance

For Tuition Reduction program regulations and eligibility, visit HR policy 309 – Tuition Reduction for Spouses and Dependents

Application Process:

  • Employees who wish to utilize the Educational Assistance or Tuition Reduction program must submit the application to UM Faculty and Staff Benefits during the desired semester. A form must be submitted for each student enrolled every semester.  Application may be submitted via e-mail to umbenefitsedu@umsystem.edu, fax (573) 882-9603 or in person.

University of Missouri Educational Assistance Form (for Employees) UM 84-1

University of Missouri Tuition Reduction Form (for Spouses and Dependents) UM 85

University of Missouri Educational Assistance Form (for Retired Employees) UM 177

  • Faculty and Staff Benefits will verify employee and dependent (if applicable) eligibility, department signature (for educational assistance) and service requirements (completion of six month probationary period for employees or five years continuous service for dependents).
  • Approval of dependent tuition reduction will require proof of relationship in the form of a certified birth certificate for child dependents or marriage license for spouses.
  • Once approved by the Faculty and Staff Benefits office, the cashiers office will be notified for processing within five business days provided that all requred eligibility documentation has been recieved.

For questions regarding the Educational Assistance or Tuition Reduction programs, email umbenefitsedu@umsystem.edu or call (573) 882-2146.

Important note for Veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces:Please contact Veteran Services on your campus to learn more about special programs and tuition benefits that are available only for Veterans.

Reviewed 2014-07-24.