Eastern Michigan University

Human Resources

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Develops, implements, counsels and enrolls all faculty and staff in specific benefit programs. Processes all benefit claims. Administers the employee tuition waiver program. Administers all University retirement programs and processes tax deferred annuity plans.

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Tuition Waiver

Staff and Faculty are eligible to use the University Tuition Waiver benefit for any undergraduate/graduate/ doctoral level courses. The benefit waives up to six (6) credit hours for Fall and Winter semesters, and twelve (12) credit hours for Summer semester for a full time (100% appointment) employee; and, up to three (3) credit hours for fall and winter, and six (6) credit hours for Summer for a part time (50% or greater appointment) employee. Tuition Waiver applies to tuition only, based upon successful completion of classes. 

Eligibility varies by employee group. Please refer to your Collective Bargaining Agreement and/or the Benefits in Brief for eligibility guidelines:

Click here to view eligibility guidelines  

The Internal Revenue Code (IRC) requires reporting and withholding of income, state and FICA taxes for the value of tuition waiver whenever an amount exceeds $5,250.00 annually per employee. The value of tuition waivers exceeding $5,250 in a year (Fall, Winter and Summer) will be considered taxable income. Please keep track of the value of the waivers used in the event this amount is exceeded.

Spouses & Dependents

Spouses and dependents of full time (100%) or part-time (50%) employees are eligible for UNDERGRADUATE tuition waiver the first semester following the employee's hire date. Fifty percent (50%) of all undergraduate credit hours taken will be waived. 

Tuition Waiver applies to tuition only, based upon successful completion of classes. Tuition Waiver Applications for employees and spouse/dependents can be found on the Human Resources Benefits web site under HR Forms. (Click here to view HR Forms

Be sure to complete a waiver form for each semester. If you have any questions, please call the Benefits Office at (734) 487-3195.

FALL 2016 TUITION WAIVER DEADLINE:  The deadline for submitting tuition waivers for Fall 2016 is 9/16/2016.  All tuition waivers must be submitted to the Benefits Office, 140 McKenny Hall.  You can also fax your waiver to 734.487.4389.  Tuition waivers submitted after the due date, will not be approved.  For questions, please contact Benefits at 734.487.3195 or email hr_benefits@emich.edu

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