If you are a regularly appointed full-time faculty or staff member, you may qualify for tuition remission for yourself and your dependent children as long as you meet certain eligibility requirements.

Eligibility Requirements for Employees

  • You must be regularly appointed on a full-time basis in a legacy Rutgers position as of the first day of classes to be eligible and comply with all administrative and academic requirements
  • You must be admitted to the course offered by one of the undergraduate, graduate, or professional divisions of the university (matriculated or non matriculated)
  • Effective July 1, 2013, the policy governing tuition remission covers academic programs that were established by and contained within Rutgers University prior to integration with legacy UMDNJ units and/or schools on July 1, 2013
  • Effective July 1, 2012, staff members receiving a salary at or below $99,464 are entitled to full tuition remission
  • Effective July 1, 2012, staff members receiving a salary above $99,464 are entitled to 50% tuition remission
  • Faculty members below the rank of Associate Professor are entitled to full tuition remission
  • Faculty members who are in the rank of Associate Professor or above are entitled to 50% tuition remission
  • Please visit the Applying for Tuition Remission webpage for instructions

Eligibility Requirements for Dependent Children

  • The parent of the child must be regularly appointed on a full-time basis as of the first day of class for the course
  • Your child must be your biological child, adopted child, stepchild, or ward and must be your dependent child - documentation is required
  • Your child must meet all administrative and academic requirements and be admitted to and enrolled in one of the undergraduate divisions of the university as a full-time or part-time student, studying for his or her first baccalaureate degree
  • Remission cannot exceed 10 terms for a 4-year undergraduate degree or 12 terms for a 5-year undergraduate degree
  • Your child is eligible for tuition remission during one summer session if attendance will reduce the number of terms that he or she will be enrolled. Written approval of the student's undergraduate advisor or dean is required
  • If eligible parent dies after the child is admitted or enrolled, the child will be eligible until completion of the degree
  • If an employee with at least 10 years of full-time service dies, children age 25 or younger are eligible for tuition remission
  • Dependent Child Tuition Remission Application for Employees
  • Please visit the Applying for Tuition Remission webpage for instructions

Acceptable Documentation for Son/Daughter Remission

  • Biological Child

    • Birth certificate showing employee is the parent of the child (must be a certified copy with a raised seal)
  • Adopted Child

    •  Same process as above since child's birth certificate will be modified as part of the adoption proceedings to show the adoptive parent(s)
  • Stepchild

    • A certified copy of a marriage certificate documenting marriage of the Rutgers employee to the child's parent, and
    • A certified copy of the child's birth certificate documenting that the employee's spouse is the parent of the child
  • Legal Guardianship

    • A certified copy of court order from a state court of law establishing another person as the legal guardian of that child

Retired Employees and Their Dependent Children

Retired employees may qualify for tuition remission for themselves under the following conditions:

  • Must be retired from a full-time regularly appointed position under the terms of a university retirement program after 25 years of Rutgers employment or after attaining age 60 with 10 or more years of Rutgers employment
  • Dependent children of employees retired under the PERS or PFRS disability retirement plans are considered qualified
  • Must comply with all administrative and academic requirements
  • Must be admitted to a course offered by one of the undergraduate, graduate, or professional divisions of the university

Retired employees may qualify for tuition remission for their dependent children under the following conditions:

  • Children of retired employees must establish their eligibility each academic term
  • Child must be the biological, adopted, or stepchild of the retired employee
  • Child must be a retired employee's dependent
  • Child must have been the retired employee's dependent prior to the effective date of retirement
  • Must comply with all administrative and academic requirements
  • Must be admitted to and enrolled in one of the undergraduate divisions of the university as a full-time or part-time student studying for his or her first baccalaureate degree
  • The parent of the child must have retired from a full-time regularly appointed position under the terms of a university retirement program after 25 years of Rutgers employment or after attaining age 60 with 10 or more years of Rutgers employment.