Staff Development & Training: Tuition Waiver

Tuition Waiver

All permanent UNCW employees participating in TSERS or ORP retirement systems are eligible for tuition waivers for two courses during the academic year (fall and spring semesters) at UNCW and other branches of the UNC system.

Tuition waiver cannot be used for summer school courses.

Tuition Benefit (For Summer Sessions at UNCW Only)

All permanent UNCW employees participating in TSERS or ORP retirement systems are eligible for tuition benefit for one credit or non-credit course for each summer session at UNCW.

Application Fee Benefit

All active UNCW employees with permanent appointments and their dependents are eligible for the application fee benefit paid by the UNCW Foundation Staff Support & Development Fund.

Undergraduate Orientation Fee Waiver

All active UNCW employees with permanent appointments and their dependents are eligible for an undergraduate orientation fee waiver, which is processed through the UNCW Orientation Office. Forms must be submitted prior to payment of orientation fee as no refunds will be given.

Are you eligible for free tuition?

You could be if you are:

This educational benefit can enable you to enrich your life as a lifelong learner or can lead to earning your degree. For additional information please go to HR 08.410 - Training and Staff Development Educational Options or contact Human Resources at extension 2-3274.

To request an Application for Tuition Waiver or Benefit Waiver form, please contact Human Resources at extension 2-3160 or complete the online application and forward to Human Resources, Box 5960 or fax 2-3840. You must complete a separate form for each class you wish to have your tuition waived.

This completed form must be received in the Student Accounts Office no later than the final add/drop date of the applicable term. Tuition waivers will not be processed after this date. Exceptions may be made on a case by case basis for extenuating circumstances.

To request an Application Fee and/or Orientation Fee Waiver for Permanent Employees or Dependents, please call Human Resources at extension 2-3160 or complete the online application and forward to Human Resources, Box 5960 or fax 2-3840.

Textbook Scholarship Program

The Textbook Scholarship Program allows eligible UNCW employees to borrow required textbook(s) from the UNCW Bookstore for undergraduate or graduate classes taken by tuition benefit or fee waiver. The benefit is for used textbooks – new textbooks are provided only if used textbooks are not available. The program allows the use of required textbook(s) for two courses per academic year, including summer sessions. The Textbook Scholarship covers all textbook(s) only for the class or classes listed on the approved tuition benefit or fee waiver form.

To participate in the Textbook Scholarship Program, employees must apply by completing and submitting the following documents to the Auxiliary Services front desk (located in Warwick Center):

(Please be aware that the mail service will not be in operation while the campus is closed.)

To receive your textbooks, stop by the bookstore to select the required textbooks once you have been notified that all paperwork has been received. The funds for the textbooks will be put onto an account at the bookstore. Once you have selected your textbooks:

To return your textbooks, complete the Textbook Check-In Form and either submit this electronically, or place the form inside one of the textbooks and return them in the drop box on the first floor of the bookstore. If the books are not returned by the end of finals, you will be charged the price of the book(s).

If you have any questions about the Textbook Scholarship Program, please contact Megan Allred at allredm@uncw.edu or 910-962-7145.


 


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