SU provides up to 12 credits per academic year
Employees who retire from the University at age 55 and have at least five consecutive years of service as a "Regular" employee through retirement may continue to be eligible for the same number of remitted tuition credit hours as when actively employed. Remitted tuition is applicable to graduate or undergraduate courses taken at Syracuse University. Some or all of an eligible retiree's remitted tuition credits may be transferred to a spouse or same-sex domestic partner. The value of the tuition waiver on the credit hours transferred to a spouse or same-sex domestic partner will be equal to 85 percent. Remitted tuition benefits cease upon the retiree's death, unless he or she retired with at least seven years of service at SU, in which case remitted tuition benefits continue for the survivor. Consult the Remitted Tuition Policy on the Syracuse University Policies web site for complete provisions.
Please refer to the Comptroller's Office web site for remitted tuition taxability rules.
Dependent Tuition Programs
The following is a brief description of each Dependent Tuition Benefit Program. To be eligible, you must have seven years of continuous full-time employment or the part-time equivalent at SU prior to retirement. Applicants are encouraged to review the Syracuse University Dependent Tuition Policy and application process available online for complete details.
- SU Tuition Waiver Program - An Eligible Dependent who is matriculated and enrolled as a full-time undergraduate student at Syracuse University may apply to receive a tuition waiver. The waiver can be applied only to the minimum number of credit hours required for completion of the first baccalaureate degree. The value of the tuition waiver will be provided in accordance with the schedule identified in the Syracuse University Dependent Tuition Policy.
- Tuition Exchange Program - Eligible Dependents who are matriculated into another participating member institution of Tuition Exchange, Inc. may apply to receive a Tuition Exchange Scholarship for full-time undergraduate study leading to their first baccalaureate degree. The program is limited to a maximum of eight semesters. Tuition Exchange scholarships are not guaranteed at any of the participating member institutions. Tuition Exchange Scholarships are awarded by the institutions according to their own criteria. The value and duration of each scholarship may be restricted. Summer Session courses are not available under the Tuition Exchange Program. Students denied a Tuition Exchange scholarship may apply to participate in the Cash Grant Program.
- Cash Grant Program - Eligible Dependents who are full-time undergraduate students and are matriculated into an Eligible Accredited Post-Secondary Institution of Learning may apply to have up to $1,250 per semester applied toward tuition charges. An Eligible Post-Secondary Institution of Learning is an institution that offers courses of study leading to an associate's or baccalaureate degree and is accredited in the United States by an agency recognized by the University. Awards are made payable directly to the institution. The program is limited to a maximum of eight semesters. Summer Session courses are not available under the Cash Grant Program.
The benefits listed above apply as indicated to retired and emeritus faculty and retired staff members of Syracuse University. All benefits programs are subject to change. In the event of a conflict between the above information and actual plan documents, the plan documents will rule.