University Human Resource Services

Tuition Remission Program for Spouses/ Qualified Same-Sex Domestic Partners and Dependent Children

Tuition Remission Program

Spouse/Qualified Same-Sex Domestic Partner*/Dependent Children 

  • Student must be a spouse, qualified domestic partner, or dependent of the employee
  • Employee and student must both complete the required form for each semester the tuition remission is desired.  (Tuition Remission Form)

*A current Affidavit of Domestic Partner Relationship must be on file in the Office of Payroll and Employee Benefits.

Employee Eligibility

An employee must meet one of the following eligibility criteria:

a)            The employee must be a regular full-time employee (as defined in this policy) whose date of employment precedes by at least twelve (12) months the beginning of the semester (fall, spring, or summer) their spouse/qualified same-sex domestic partner, or dependent children elect to participate in this program; or a regular contract full-time faculty/professional employee (as defined in this policy) with at least twenty-four (24) months of consecutive service prior to the beginning of the semester their spouse, qualified same-sex domestic partner, or dependent children elect to participate in this program.           

b)            An employee describe in the above paragraph who becomes disabled after becoming eligible for this program.

c)            A retired employee who met the eligibility criteria to continue benefits after retirement at the university.

Benefit

Eligible students are entitled to the following tuition remission:

                1.            Main Campus Study and Blended Study Schedules (Combination of Main and Off-Campus Study)—90% of undergraduate basic tuition

                2.            Off-Campus and Independent Study—50% of undergraduate basic tuition.

The benefit applies only to undergraduate courses for credit.  Tuition remissions under this program are limited to the more restrictive of the following two limits:

                1.            134 credit hours of undergraduate study; or

                2.            For students initially entering as a first-time, full-time freshman, four (4) academic years.

An application for tuition remission under this program must be submitted by the first day of the semester in which the student is being enrolled and is not retroactive to prior semesters.

Policy for Ball State University’s Tuition Remission Program (For Spouses/Qualified Same-Sex Domestic Partners and Dependent Children of Regular Full-Time Employees and Contract Full-Time Faculty/Professional Personnel)