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Part I Section II: Benefits Provisions for Retired University Faculty

R-4 Tuition Remission

  1. Tuition Remission for a Retired Faculty Member
    Retired faculty are eligible to enroll in courses offered by Fordham University for which tuition remission applies. Enrollment by retired faculty is subject to the approval of the Provost. The tuition remission benefit will not exceed the cost of tuition for two courses per semester or the Summer Session.
  2.  Tuition Remission for a Retired Faculty Member's Spouse or LDA
    The spouse or LDA of a retired faculty member is eligible to receive a tuition remission benefit for the full cost of tuition for any number of courses taken in any School, except the School of Law and in the EXECUTIVE MBA program offered by the Graduate School of Business where the tuition remission benefit is limited to 50 per cent of the total tuition cost. After the employee has completed 15 years of full-time service, a spouse or LDA is eligible to receive a full tuition remission benefit in the School of Law and for the EXECUTIVE MBA program.
  3. Tuition Remission for a Retired Faculty Member's Dependent Children
    1. Dependent children are eligible for tuition remission if they are age 25 or under for undergraduate tuition, age 30 or under for graduate tuition or if they are claimed as a dependent on the most recent Federal Income Tax Return.
    2. Dependent children are eligible to receive 100% tuition remission for undergraduate, graduate, and professional schools, upon hire (except the Law School and for the EXECUTIVE MBA program offered by the Gabelli School of Business- see (c)4 below).
    3. Dependent children of full time faculty are eligible for one-half tuition remission at the Fordham Preparatory School.
    4. Dependent children of faculty who have fifteen years of full time employment at the University are eligible for tuition remission in the Law School and for the EXECUTIVE MBA program offered by the Gabelli School of Business.
    5. In the event that a faculty member with at least ten years of full time employment at the University dies or retires at age 62 or older, the dependent children of the deceased or retired faculty member shall be entitled to the same benefits to which they would have been entitled had the faculty member continued on a full time basis.
  4. Use of the tuition remission benefit by a faculty member, spouse, LDA, or dependent is contingent upon the individual involved meeting the academic standards of the program in which the individual seeks admission.
  5. The tuition remission benefit includes tuition for courses, mentoring, tutorials, and doctoral fees, life experience credit and credit-by-examination fees. The tuition remission benefit does not include course laboratory fees, student activity fees, or fees for which the University would incur an additional expense.
  6. Recipients of tuition remission are expected to apply for New York State Tuition Assistance Plan grants and any other similar awards for which they are eligible. The actual tuition remission granted shall be the amount for which the applicant is eligible less the amount received from NYS TAP or other external grants.
  7. Application forms for tuition remission for self, spouse or LDA, and dependents are available from Human Resources, Benefits Supervisor, 506 Faculty Memorial Hall, Rose Hill Campus.
  8. The value of tuition remission benefits will impute as income for any LDA who is not a tax-qualified dependent as defined under the relevant section of the Internal Revenue Code.
  9. A one half-tuition remission benefit is extended to brothers, sisters, nieces or nephews of faculty who are members of the Society of Jesus. This benefit is subject to the same conditions as the benefits accorded to dependent children of other full-time faculty.