Tuition Remission - Dependent Children of Employees
Delta State University provides a Tuition Remission Program that enables dependent children of eligible employees to enroll in courses of study at the University at reduced tuition
: This generally includes faculty and staff employees who are working on paid appointments by the University. It generally excludes students or temporary employees. For specific information on who is considered an employee, contact the Human Resources Department.
: A dependent child is defined as one who is an unmarried natural child, adopted child, step-child or legal ward and is less than 25 years of age as of the first day of the semester for which application is made for tuition remission.
In order to receive the fifty percent tuition remission, a dependent child must gain admission to the University where teh parent or legal guardian is employed and complete the Application for Tuition Remission for a Dependent Child. The application must be completed and forwarded to the Human Resources Department prior to class registration deadline.
This policy does not apply to dependent children who are recipients of full scholarships from any source or graduate assistantships. Dependent children receiving less than full scholarships or do not receive a graduate assistantship are eligible for the tuition remission in addition to other aid and scholarships. In cases wherein both parents or legal guardians are eligible employees, a tuition waiver of 100% shall be provided to the dependent children.
A dependent who is denied tuition remission under this policy may appeal to the appropriate Vice President. A Tuition Waiver Appeals Committee, comprised of the Provost/Vice President for Academic Affairs, Vice President for Finance, and Vice President for Student Affairs will review the appeal. The Vice President for Student Affairs will chair the Appeals Committee. The appeal must be submitted in writing to the chairperson and must be initiated prior to or during the period of registering for classes for which the waiver is requested. A written decision of the committee will be mailed to the person appealing.
The Tuition Remission Program does not include laboratory fees, course materials, housing fees, or required fees.
Also excluded are Independent Study courses and non-credit courses, workshops, and institutes sponsored through the Division of Graduate and Continuing Studies.
A single, dependent child may receive an undergraduate tuition benefit (consistent with the continued employment of the paretn or guardian) which may be continued until the degree requirements for one baccalureate degree are met or until age 25, whichever comes first. Dependent children who have earned one baccalaureate or graduate degree from Delta State University or another institution are ineligible for this benefit. Dependent children of employees who are adjunct or temporary status are not eligible for the Tuition Remission Program. The scholarship is automatically renewable on a semester-to-semester basis.
A dependent child is defined as one who is an unmarried natural child, adopted child, step-child or legal ward and is less than 25 years of age as of the first day of the semester for which application is made for tuition remission.
Dependent children of retired full-time employees (50% time or greater) are eligible for the Tuition Remission Program under the same terms as regular employees. The term retirees shall mean employees who have attained official retirement status from the University.
Dependent children of regular full-time employees on an approved leave of absence (including sabbatical leave) are eligible for the Tuition Remission Program for the duration of the approved absence.
Upon the death of regular full-time employees (50% time or greater) with four years of creditable service or retired full-time employees (50% time or greater), the dependent children are eligible for the Tuition Remission Program under the same terms as children of regular employees.