If you are a full-time administrator working a minimum of 35 hours per week, and have successfully completed your six month Introductory Period, you, your spouse or Category A LDA and your eligible dependent(s) can enroll in courses offered through Fordham University according to the tuition remission schedule described below.
If you are a part-time administrator working a minimum of 25 hours per week and have been with the University for one year you can enroll in courses offered through the University according to the tuition remission schedule described below for part-time administrators. Part-time administrators are not eligible for tuition remission under the following programs: The Law School, The AEMBA Program, Joint JD/MBA Program, Fordham Preparatory School, FACHEX and the Tuition Exchange Program.
Definition of Spouse
Your spouse is eligible for benefits under this program. Tuition Remission’s tax-favored benefits are regulated by relevant sections of the Internal Revenue Code. Under current federal law a Category A LDA is not considered a spouse. Therefore all tuition remission benefits provided to your Category A LDA will be taxable to you. If your spouse meets the definition under federal law then he/she will receive the tax benefits for a spouse under the Internal Revenue Code.
Definition of Dependent Children
The University defines a dependent child as one who has been claimed as a dependent on your most recent Federal Income Tax Return. Dependent children are eligible for undergraduate tuition remission through their 25th birthday. Dependent children are eligible for Graduate and Law School tuition remission through their 30th birthday.
If you are a full-time administrator and have successfully completed your six-month Introductory Period, you are eligible for 100% tuition remission, up to 24 credits per year, 10 credits in the fall and spring and 4 credits in the summer. Your spouse or Category A LDA, and/or your dependent children will receive 100% tuition remission for any number of courses taken. Certain Study Abroad Programs are not sponsored by the University, as well as lab, registration, and all other University fees are not included.
Your tax-qualified spouse will not be taxed for tuition remission benefits. If you have enrolled as a Category A LDA, the full value of tuition will be imputed as income to you.
If you are a part-time administrator who works 25 hours per week and have completed one full year of service with the University, you are eligible for 100% tuition remission, up to 12 credits per year. Study Abroad Programs, as well as lab, registration, and all other University fees are not included.
Graduate Programs (Excludes Law School & AEMBA Program)
If you are a full-time administrator and have successfully completed your six-month Introductory Period, you are eligible for 100% tuition remission, up to 24 credits per year, 10 credits in the fall and spring and 4 credits in the summer. Your spouse or Category A LDA, and/or your dependent children will receive 100% tuition remission for any number of courses taken. Lab, registration, and other University fees are not included.
If you are a part-time administrator who works 25 hours per week and have completed one full year of service with the University, you are eligible for 100% tuition remission, up to 12 credits per year. Lab, registration, and all other University fees are not included.
Law School & AEMBA Program
If you are a full-time administrator and have successfully completed your six-month Introductory Period, you are eligible to receive 100% tuition remission up to 24 credits per year, 10 credits in the fall and spring and 4 credits in the summer. Lab, registration, and other University fees are not included. Your spouse and/or Category A LDA, and/or your dependent children of administrators are entitled to tuition remission for the Law School and the AEMBA Program according to the following schedule:
After 5 Years of Service 50% Tuition Remission
After 15 Years of Service 100% Tuition Remission
Tuition Remission Taxation for Graduate & Professional School Tuition
Graduate school and professional school tuition remission is a taxable benefit. As an employee, you will be taxed for tuition for your own study that exceeds $5,250 in a calendar year. Taxes will be withheld through your payroll deductions.
Spouse/ Category A LDA/Eligible Dependent(s):
100% of Graduate or Professional School tuition remission is a taxable benefit. Your tax exemption as an employee does not apply to your spouse or Category A LDA, or your dependents receiving graduate or professional school tuition remission. Taxes for this benefit will be withheld from your payroll deductions.
General Rules Governing Tuition Remission
- You may not enroll in courses scheduled during regular business hours.
- Tuition remission cannot exceed the cost of tuition for twenty-four credits per academic year (10 credits per semester in the fall and spring and 4 credits in the summer).
- All tuition remission benefits are contingent upon satisfying admission and other requirements for the program.
- When applying for tuition remission, you must complete a Tuition Remission Application, signed by your supervisor and area Vice President. Effective immediately the tuition remission application must be received by the Human Resources office no later than 30 days after the end of the registration period. Failure to provide the tuition remission application within that period may result in the loss of tuition remission benefits for that semester/trimester. Falsification of the tuition remission application may result in permanent termination of tuition remission benefits.
- Tuition Remission is for courses only. All other fees, including but not limited to room and board, technology fees, student activity fees, mentoring fees and individual tutorials for which the University would incur an additional expense, are not covered.
- Benefit recipients are required to apply for New York State Tuition Assistance Plan (TAP) grants and all similar awards for which they may be eligible. The University’s tuition remission shall be reduced by the amount the student would otherwise be entitled to receive under such external grants.
- Should you die, or become totally disabled as certified through social security or retire at age 62 or older, and have at least ten years of service, your spouse/Category A LDA and/or dependent children are entitled to the same benefits to which they would have been entitled, had you continued your employment on a full-time or part-time basis.
- Tuition Remission benefits are subject to the applicable tax laws in effect.
Fordham Preparatory School
Upon the successful completion of your six-month Introductory Period, dependent children of full-time administrators are eligible to receive 50% tuition remission at Fordham Preparatory School.
Exchange Scholarship Programs
The University participates in a tuition remission exchange program called FACHEX with other Jesuit colleges and universities. This program provides you with the opportunity to apply for tuition remission for your dependent children if they have been accepted at a participating institution as a full-time undergraduate. Room, board, and miscellaneous fees are not covered under this program. This benefit may be used for up to four years per child.
In order to qualify for this benefit, you must be a full-time administrator and have successfully completed your six-month Introductory Period. Your dependent children must be accepted within the quota identified by the institution to which the application is made. Please note that each of the schools participating in the FACHEX program generally receives many more applications for tuition remission under this program than they are able to accept. Therefore, even if you and your dependent child meet all of the qualifications, it is possible that you may not be awarded tuition remission under this program. If you would like more information about this benefit, please contact the FACHEX Coordinator in the Enrollment Services Department.
Tuition Exchange Program
If you are a full-time Administrator of Fordham University who has successfully completed your six-month Introductory Period, your dependent children are able to apply for a tuition scholarship at another university or college that participates in the Tuition Exchange Program. Currently, there are over 600 colleges and universities throughout the United States that participate in this program. There are stringent requirements relating to this program and only a limited number of dependent children of full-time administrators can be accommodated each year. As such, it is possible that we may receive a greater number of Tuition Exchange applications in a given year than we can accommodate. During such years, an appropriate number of applications will be selected for processing through the use of a lottery or some other random selection process. We encourage you to contact a Benefits Specialist in the Office of Human Resource Management for complete details.
Procedures to apply to any of the Member Institutions under the Tuition Exchange Program are as follows:
- Obtain and complete the Tuition Exchange Certification form from the Human Resources Liaison Officer at Fordham University. There is a $25.00 processing fee for each school to which an application is submitted. You may submit a maximum of five (5) applications for each eligible dependent child. Certification forms are accepted between September 15th and November 1st for the upcoming academic year. There is a $35.00 fee when a decision of acceptance is rendered.
- Contact the member institution(s) to obtain the Application(s) for Admission. The applicant must meet the regular admission requirements at the member institution(s) before being considered for the Tuition Exchange scholarship. Tuition Exchange scholarships are competitive and not guaranteed. Tuition Exchange scholarship awards are normally rendered in March. This benefit may be used for up to four years provided you remain employed as an eligible participant in the program.
- If you are offered a Tuition Exchange scholarship please notify the Fordham Human Resource Liaison Officer as soon as possible of your decision to either accept or decline.
Tuition Remission for the Relatives of Members of the Society of Jesus
If you are an administrator and a member of the Society of Jesus, your siblings, nieces, or nephews are eligible to receive one-half tuition remission. This benefit is subject to the same conditions as the benefits afforded to dependent children of faculty and administrators.