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Tuition Fee Waiver

Electronic Tuition Fee Waiver Request
Available via BannerWeb/Employee Services Online

MUPIM Section 4.1 (PDF 1.1MB)

Miami University offers eligible full-time employees a Tuition Fee Waiver benefit for courses taken at any of the University’s campuses. The fee waiver for themselves and their eligible dependents must be requested via
BannerWeb/Employee Services Online.

Electronic TFW Request Instructions (PDF 194KB)

Once you have applied online for the fee waiver for a dependent child, you must submit the front page of your most recent federal tax return including the dependent requesting the waiver OR the completed Dependent Affidavit to Benefit Services before the waiver will be approved.

TFW Dependent Affidavit (PDF 93KB)

HR Benefits will review your information and make a determination regarding your eligibility and notify the Office of the Bursar.

A tuition fee waiver will cover an entire academic year (fall through summer).

Eligibility
Full-time employees with an appointment of 32 hours per week or greater, of at least nine (9) months duration, are immediately eligible for the benefit. The spouse or same-sex domestic partner, and any dependent children of a full-time employee are eligible after the employee has completed three (3) continuous years of full-time employment.

Part-time employees who have an appointment of at least 20 hours per week, of at least nine (9) months duration, are eligible for 50% of the benefit after five (5) continuous years of part-time employment. The spouse or same-sex domestic partner and any dependent children of a part-time employee are eligible after the employee has completed ten (10) years of continuous part-time employment.

Benefit
For eligible full-time classified, administrative and instructional staff, their spouses or same-sex domestic partners, and dependent children, the benefit is equal to 100% of the undergraduate or graduate instructional fee.

The benefit for eligible part-time employees, their spouses or same-sex domestic partners, and any dependent children of the employee, is equal to 50% of the undergraduate or graduate instructional fee.

Participants are responsible for payment of application fees, registration fees, late fees, lab fees, the general fee, and miscellaneous student fees. The difference between the waiver and total fees charged is the responsibility of the participant. Courses should be taken outside of the employee's normal working hours, but supervisors/managers are encouraged to use flexibility whenever appropriate. Course work must not interfere with completion of employment duties.

Taxability
Graduate course tuition in excess of $5,250 may be taxable to you. Please refer to IRS publication 970 for additional information.