Remitted Tuition Benefits
Remitted Tuition provides credit hours for eligible employees/retirees and their spouses/same sex domestic partners for undergraduate and graduate study. Employees using Remitted Tuition benefits for themselves receive a full tuition waiver. Employees' spouses or same-sex domestic partners who receive benefits transferred from an employee will receive a tuition waiver of 85 percent.
Strict guidelines regarding tuition credit use, availability and expiration are outlined in the Remitted Tuition Policy on the Syracuse University Policies web site. The University's policy regarding refunds on courses that are dropped while using Remitted Tuition can be found in the Syracuse University Bulletin Tuition, Fees, and Related Policies.
Eligible SU employees are awarded Remitted Tuition benefits automatically upon their employment date according to the following schedule. Benefits are adjusted based on any changes in benefits eligibility status, e.g. moving from full- to part-time employment.
Credit Hours Available Upon Hire
|7/1 – 9/30||12||9|
|10/1 – 12/31||8||6|
|1/1 – 3/31||4||3|
|4/1 – 6/30||0||0|
Transferring Credits to a Spouse/Same Sex Domestic Partner
Spouse/same sex domestic partners receiving tuition credits must have either a United States-issued Social Security number or an individual tax identification number.
To transfer Remitted Tuition credits to an eligible spouse/same sex domestic partner, the employee must complete a Remitted Tuition Credit Transfer Authorization form and submit it to Human Resources. A new form is needed only if the employee wishes to make a change in the number of credits assigned, or to transfer the credits back to him or herself.
Credit Hours Available Upon Termination
If an employee separates from the University during the year, the total year benefit will be pro-rated based upon his or her termination date according to the chart below and no benefits for future semesters, including Maymester or Summer Sessions, will be authorized. If the employee terminates during a semester when remitted tuition benefits were used by the employee or spouse or eligible domestic partner, the employee will be billed for any remaining balance after the pro-rated remitted tuition credits have been applied.
|7/1 – 9/30||0||0|
|10/1 – 12/31||4||3|
|1/1 – 3/31||8||6|
|4/1 – 6/30||12||9|
For information on remitted tuition taxability rules, please refer to the Comptroller's Office.
Remitted Tuition at Utica College
- For employees hired prior to January 1, 2009, who meet the eligibility requirements detailed in the "Education Benefits, Remitted Tuition" policy, the existing remitted tuition program will be applicable at Utica College until the conclusion of the 2013-14 academic year, at which time it will end.
- Remitted tuition at Utica College will not be available to employees hired on or after January 1, 2009.