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Benefits (HR-300)

HR-303 Educational Assistance

Summary

Seventy-five percent of the tuition and supplemental fees are  waived for any eligible employee registering for not more than six (6) credit hours of University of Missouri college level credit courses per semester (three (3) credit hours in the summer session).  Activity fees, books, and other fees and expenses are the responsibility of the participating employee. 

Eligibility

Regular Employees, administrative, service and support staff and Fully Benefit Eligible Academic employees retired from the University of Missouri are eligible to participate.  Those employees not eligible to participate in the program include employees on unpaid leave of absence, students and employees in positions considered to be student employment (including, but not limited to Graduate Teaching Assistants, Graduate Research Assistants, Graduate Instructors, and Student Assistants).

Administrative, Service & Support staff must have completed six (6) months of continuous employment immediately prior to regular registration.  This condition may be waived if the course work is part of the required job training.

Fee Waivers for Employees

Seventy-five percent of the tuition and supplemental fees are waived for any eligible employee registering for not more than six (6) credit hours of University of Missouri college level credit courses per semester (three (3) credit hours in the summer session).

All activity fees, books, and other fees and expenses, and other costs over and above the tuition and supplemental fees must be paid by the employee.  Employees who pay student activity fees are eligible for all student government association sponsored activities.

During the summer session or intersession, the number of hours a full-time, nine (9)-month appointed employee who does not hold a summer session appointment may register for under this program is limited only by the number of hours allowed by the campus.

Full-time, professional extension field staff may receive educational assistance benefits for up to 15 credit hours for the semester of approved study under the Semester Study on Full Salary Program.  These benefits cannot be used for more than 15 credit hours during any academic year (September 1 - August 31).

All of the tuition and supplemental fees are waived if the employee audits courses on his or her own or at the request of the department head.

Retired Employees

Provided class space is available, all of the tuition, supplemental fees, and student activity fees are waived for any eligible retired employee registering for any college level credit courses.

Books, and other expenses and costs must be paid by the retiree.

Conditions

Only University of Missouri credit courses are covered.  All participants must: file an application for admission, meet student admission requirements, and remain a University employee through the end of the course(s) in which enrolled.  Request for educational assistance will be accepted through the end of the semester or session for which it is being requested.  No educational assistance will be granted for previously completed courses.  The regular refund policy of the University applies in cases of withdrawal from a course.

Administrative, Service & Support employees must either schedule all courses during nonworking hours, or make up time lost; take an adjustment in pay; or charge time lost to vacation.  Class attendance is not to take priority over work to be performed. When the department  requires that an employee register for a course directly related to assigned University responsibilities, class attendance is considered part of the regular work schedule.

Procedures

Eligible employees must submit the Educational Assistance Form (UMUW Form 84-1).  The Educational Assistance Form must be approved by the department.   Faculty and Staff Benefits must approve all applications for enrollment in this program.

 

Date Created: 09/26/1997

Last Updated: 09/15/2013