The Tuition Waiver program provides the opportunity for employees and their family members the ability to continue their education at Tulane University. Each semester, eligible employees and their eligible family members may receive exemption from the payment of tuition by completing the online Tuition Waiver form. It is important to understand that there are restrictions to this program. For the qualified program list, click here.
Affidavit of Qualification for Graduate School Tuition Waiver Tax Exemption
For a tuition waiver to be tax exempt, the courses paid for must meet certain strict requirements: the course must be directly related to your job or the employee must be a graduate student who performs teaching or research activities for the educational organization. In general, the courses must serve bona fide business requirement of your employer, they must either maintain or improve skills required by your current job or they must be required by your employer or the law to keep your present salary, status or job.
Complete the Affidavit of Qualification for Tuition Waiver Tax Exemption (for graduate courses only) and return to Gustavo Chen in Human Resources. The deadline for submitting the Affidavit of Qualification for Tax Exemption Form is the same as that of the Tuition Waiver Form for each semester.
Extended Tuition Waiver Program
The Extended Tuition Waiver program provides the opportunity for previous eligible employees and their family members the ability to continue their education at Tulane University. The total number of annual tuition waivers available to an eligible employee, along with his or her spouse, and/or dependent children as a group is equal to the number of years of full-time service by the employee, including the academic year in which the retirement, disability or death occurs. To view the eligibility requirements of the Extended Tuition Waiver Program for staff members, click here (page 107) and for faculty members, click here (page 130).
To obtain the Extended Tuition Waiver Form please contact Renita Bundy.
Tuition Exchange Program
Tulane is a member of the National Tuition Exchange. The Tuition Exchange Program is administered by the Financial Aid Office. If your dependent is applying for admission to another National Tuition Exchange member institution, timely approved certification from Tulane is required to allow your dependent to try to win a Tuition Exchange Scholarship at the targeted member school/s. In order for your dependent to be considered for the competition, you must complete and submit Tulane's Tuition Exchange Export Application Packet by the deadline, as well as complete and submit information to the targeted school/s by their deadline/s (which may be earlier).
In order to continue to be considered for the scholarship, a Tuition Exchange Export Application Packet and the targeted member school information must also be completed by the deadlines every subsequent year for the dependents of Tulane faculty or staff dependents who win the competition and are continuing enrollment at the National Tuition Exchange member institution.
More information, including a link to the application packet, can be found here.