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Jan. 17, 2006
CONTACT: Ward Mullens
734.487.4400
ward.mullens@emich.edu

EMU regents approve extension of tuition waiver program to Foundation employees

YPSILANTI - The Eastern Michigan University Board of Regents approved an amendement to the agreement with the EMU Foundation that will extend the tuition waiver program to foundation employees at its regular meeting Jan. 17.

Currently, all full-time EMU employees receive up to 6 credit hours per semester paid for by the University. Part-time employees receive up to three credit hours per semester. The credit hours can apply to undergraduate, graduate and doctoral courses. Spouses and IRS dependents are eligible for a 50 percent tuition waiver with no limit on credit hours.

“EMU Foundation employees work side by side with University employees promoting Eastern Michigan University,” said Tom Stevick, interim vice president for advancement and executive director of the EMU Foundation. “Extension of this benefit will help promote equity between all those employees that serve to advance the mission of the University.”

The Foundation has 22 full-time positions and 1 part-time position with benefits. It is estimated that three EMU Foundation employees will utilize the benefit in the first year with an estimated cost of approximately $5,000.

            Eastern Michigan University is a public, comprehensive university that offers programs in the arts, sciences and professions. EMU prepares students with the intellectual skills and practical experiences to succeed in their careers and lives, and to be better citizens.

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Eastern Michigan University is a public, comprehensive university that offers programs in the arts, sciences and professions. EMU prepares students with the intellectual skills and practical experiences to succeed in their career and lives, and to be better citizens.

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