Article 3, Part 5 – Registration Charges

Main Content

§ 3-502 Tuition Assessment – University Employees

  1. Academic employees of the university and of certain specifically identified related agencies and graduate assistants under appointment for less than 25 percent of full-time service, and staff employees under appointment for less than 50 percent of full-time service are not eligible for tuition and fee benefits.
  2. To be eligible for tuition and fee benefits, an appointment must be to an established position for a specific amount of time and at a salary commensurate with the percentage of time required. Service for at least three-fourths of the academic term is required.
    1. A term is defined as running from the first day of instruction through the last day of final examinations.
    2. Three-fourths of a term is defined as ninety-one days in a semester.
  3. Students who resign their appointments or whose appointments are canceled before rendering service for at least three-fourths of the term become subject to the full amount of the tuition and fees unless they withdraw from university classes at the same time or before the appointment becomes void, or they deposit their thesis with the Graduate College within seven calendar days of the resignation date.
  4. Employee tuition and fee privileges do not apply to students employed on an hourly basis in either an academic, graduate assistant, or nonacademic capacity, or to persons on leave without pay. University employees appointed to established civil service positions whose rates of pay are determined by negotiation, prevailing rates, and union affiliation are not considered as paid on an hourly basis and are entitled to the same tuition and fees privileges accorded to other staff members under the regulations.
  5. Tuition waivers are not granted for the Executive MBA Program, or other self-supporting programs.
  6. For the purpose of this section, the four employment categories at this campus are defined as follows:
    1. The faculty includes (1) those in the professorial ranks (i.e., professor, associate professor, assistant professor); (2) instructors and lecturers; and (3) teaching, research, and clinical associates. Various prefixes may be used in conjunction with these ranks, such as adjunct, clinical, visiting, or research.
    2. Academic professionals are those employees whose positions have been designated by the President and the Chancellor as meeting specialized administrative, professional, or technical needs. Academic professional employees receive an academic contract issued by the Board of Trustees for a term appointment. They are accorded the rights and privileges pertaining to other academic personnel except those that apply specifically to academic employees with faculty rank, such as eligibility for tenure.
    3. Graduate student assistants include teaching, research, graduate, and clinical assistants.
    4. Staff employees are those members of the university work force subject to the rules of the State Universities Civil Service System.