The Catholic University of America

Tuition Assistance

 

The University encourages employees to pursue educational goals and interests. To facilitate learning opportunities, the University offers tuition assistance to full time and part time benefit eligible employees and to their spouses and dependent children for courses taken at the Catholic University of America. Applications for Tuition Assistance are available in the Office of Human Resources and on the Forms and Applications page of the Human Resources website at: http://humanresources.cua.edu/forms/. Additional information regarding eligibility requirements and limitations of the Tuition Assistance Benefit are available on the University Policies website at: http://policies.cua.edu/employment/tuition-full.cfm.
Summary of the Tuition Assistance Benefit
Upon meeting the eligibility requirements, employees are able to receive tuition assistance, as specified below, for courses taken at The Catholic University of America. If employment with CUA terminates prior to the completion of the semester for which an employee is receiving tuition assistance, the employee forgoes the benefit for that semester. Fees and other expenses are not covered by the tuition assistance benefit, and tuition assistance benefits may not be combined with University scholarships or funds.
Tuition Assistance for Employees:
· No waiting period for faculty and administrators
· Staff must have successfully completed their probationary period
· Eligible employees are able to receive tuition assistance for up to two courses per semester, not to exceed four courses in any academic year. (The Academic Year begins in the Fall semester and continues through the following summer.)
· Employees are able to receive tuition assistance for themselves for either undergraduate or graduate level courses; however the benefit for graduate students is taxable according to the IRS.
Tuition Assistance Dependent Children and Spouses:
· Employees become eligible to receive tuition assistance for dependent children and spouses after successfully completing one year of employment.
· This benefit is limited to spouse or dependent children by birth or adoption and stepchildren
· Dependent must be admitted as a degree seeking undergraduate at CUA.
· Dependent must be pursuing initial undergraduate degree
· Tuition costs for CUA overseas programs are covered. (Room, board, and other fees are not included).
 
 
Deadline for Tuition Assistance Applications:
Applications for Tuition Assistance must be completed and submitted to the Office of Human Resources by the deadline for each semester that employees wish to receive the Tuition Assistance benefit. All deadlines are specified below. Tuition assistance benefits will not be approved retroactively.
Application deadline for employees:
Employees who wish to receive the tuition assistance benefit for themselves must submit their Application for Tuition Assistance to the Office of Human Resources by the last day to add or drop courses for the semester that they wish to receive this benefit. The deadline to add or drop courses for each semester is specified in the Academic Calendar.
Application deadline for Dependents who are Incoming Freshmen or Transfer Students:
Employees who wish to receive the tuition assistance benefit for their dependents who will be incoming freshmen or transfer students must submit their Application for Tuition Assistance to the Office of Human Resources by the 26th of February preceding the Fall semester of enrollment. For example, the application for a dependent who will attend CUA for the first time in the Fall 2013 semester must be received by the Office of Human Resources by February 26, 2013.
Application deadline for Returning Dependents:
Employees who wish to receive the tuition assistance benefit for their dependents as returning students must submit their Application for Tuition Assistance to the Office of Human Resources by the last day to add or drop courses for each semester that they wish to receive this benefit. The deadline to add or drop courses for each semester is specified in the Academic Calendar.