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Tuition Remission

Full-time regular faculty and staff are eligible for 100% tuition remission for classes not to exceed 8 credits per semester at any USM institution, plus Morgan State University, Saint Mary's College of Maryland, and Baltimore City Community College. The courses may be at the undergraduate or graduate level and toward any discipline with the exception of Dental and Medical School. Other exclusions may apply at individual institutions. Part-time regular faculty/staff receive benefits proportional to their percentage of employment.

The spouse and dependent children of full-time faculty and staff hired after July 1, 1992 are eligible for remission of tuition only after the faculty/staff member has been employed for 2 years. A full course load may be taken toward the pursuit of the first undergraduate degree (no graduate courses or pursuit of secondary degree will be covered). Courses taken at UMBC will be remitted at 100%. If desired discipline is not offered at UMBC, the spouse/dependent child may enroll at any other USM campus (plus dependent children not spouses at Morgan St., St. Mary's, and BCCC) and courses will be remitted for 50%. Again, part-time regular faculty/staff receive partial benefits proportional to percentage of employment. A detailed policy statement is available at:

Contingent II employees are eligible to receive 100% tuition remission for up to 8 credits per semester (prorated for part-time), but only at the home institution. Contingent II employees are not eligible for tuition remission at any other campus, nor are spouse and dependent child(ren) eligible.

Tuition remission benefits for graduate-level courses are subject to taxation under the following guidelines: (1) any amount of benefit over $5,250 in a calendar year is taxed for
an employee's own graduate-level courses; and (2) the entire amount of benefit is taxed for graduate-level courses taken by an employee's spouse or dependents (if eligible). Undergraduate-level courses are taxed if dependent child is not claimed as a tax dependent.

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