Can Get Tuition Break
5, 1999 -- Thinking about taking a college course this fall? If
so, remember that U.Va. offers tuition relief to full-time faculty,
staff and health care professionals.
three educational aid programs, administered by Organizational
Development and Training and the Bursar's
Office, are tuition waiver, tuition assistance and tuition reimbursement.
The tuition waiver program, which waives the cost of one course
per semester, is for employees -- faculty and staff -- who've been
employed for at least one year and wish to enroll in classes at
U.Va., either through the University's College or one of its schools,
including Continuing Education.
courses don't have to be job-related, and the department doesn't
pay for employees' courses. The University covers the cost of this
expense. Department heads do, however, determine an employee's availability
of leave time from work.
job-related training, employees are allowed three-credit hours of
absence from work; for non-job-related courses, employees must deduct
the time from their leave balances or adjust their work schedule
tuition waiver form must be completed at the beginning of each semester,
prior to final registration. The tuition assistance and tuition
reimbursement programs apply to part-time study for credit courses
taken at any fully accredited institution by full-time classified
staff and health care professionals, who've been employed at U.Va.
for at least 90 days.
must be job-related or required in a job-related curriculum or degree
program. Department heads have to approve employees' leave and the
funds to pay for the courses. The tuition assistance program refunds
the employee before the course is completed; the tuition reimbursement
program pays the employee after the course is completed.
an employee participating in either the tuition assistance or tuition
waiver programs fails to successfully complete the course, he or
she is expected to reimburse the University for the cost of the
course within 30 days.
learn more about the policies and procedures for the three programs,
call ODT at 924-4397 or visit its web site at http://www.hrs.virginia.edu/odt/waiver.htm.
for these programs can also be downloaded from this site.
Aug. 25-Sept. 3 -- Final registration for fall courses at U.Va.
1 -- U.Va.
9-20 --Registration for fall courses at Piedmont Virginia Community
College Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m.-7 p.m.; Friday, 9 a.m.-4
can be done by phone or in person.
Aug. 23 -- PVCC