Remission of Tuition Benefits

Eligibility

Who is Eligible?
  1. Faculty, Staff, & Retirees

    • Full-time Faculty and Staff of Howard University and Howard University Hospital who have served a minimum of one year of continuous service are entitled to remission of tuition for a maximum of two (2) courses per semester (not to exceed eight credit hours) offered in the applicable schools and colleges.  Remission of tuition benefits may be applied to undergraduate or graduate studies.
    • Retirees who are actively receiving benefits under the Howard University Retirement Plan are entitled to remission of tuition benefits for a maximum of 22 credit hours per semester. Remission of Tuition benefits may be applied to undergraduate or graduate studies.
    • Half-time Faculty and Staff of Howard University and Howard University Hospital who have served a minimum of 50% time for one year are entitled for remission of tuition benefits for a maximum of one (1) course per semester (not to exceed four credit hours) offered in the applicable schools and colleges.  Remission of tuition credit may be applied to undergraduate or graduate studies.

    Eligible employees/retirees must maintain "good academic" standing (as defined in published documents by the Office of Enrollment Management) while receiving remission of tuition benefits.

  2. Dependent Children
    • Eligible dependents of full-time employees (active and deceased) and retirees of Howard University and Howard University Hospital are eligible for remission for undergraduate studies only. Criteria for dependent children are:
      1. 1. The parent has been continuously employed at HU or HUH for a minimum of two (2) years and
      2. 2. The dependent was admitted as a new student by age 23 or younger.
    • Dependent children who take a break from their studies and are subsequently readmitted to the University must show current proof of dependency (as defined by the Internal Revenue Service Code) when applying for Remission of Tuition benefits. There are no age limitations for remission of tuition eligibility, as long as the dependent initially begins their studies by or before age 23 and still meets the IRS definition of a dependent.

 

Deadline Dates

As of 1/10/2017:

TERM DUE TO HR
Summer 2017 Session I* April 28, 2017
Summer 2017 Session II* April 28, 2017
Fall 2017 August 4, 2017
Spring 2018 December 3, 2017

A separate application must be submitted for each semester the student is in attendance.

* Summer
  • If you plan to attend Summer Sessions I and II, you must submit a separate form for each session.  Both forms must be submitted at the same time.
  • The University equates two contiguous summer sessions (i.e., Summer Sessions I and II) in an academic year as one semester.

 

New Application Form

The Office of Human Resources has revised the Remission of Tuition Application Form.  There will be one form for all participant types, inclusive of active employees, retirees, and dependents.

The application may be completed electronically.  Applications should be printed and signed by the appropriate authorities prior to submission to the Office of Human Resources for final approval.

REMINDER:  All Howard University Hospital employees, retirees, and dependents must submit their form to Human Resource Services at the hospital to receive initial approval prior to submitting the application to the Office of Human Resources at the University for final approval.

Please review the policy online at
www.hr.howard.edu/Policies/TuitionBenefits/

 

Submission Methods

Applications can be submitted by the following methods:

  • Email: Please attach the application form to an email with the subject “Remission of Tuition Application Form Submission” and send to latashia.coleman@howard.edu
  • Fax:  202.806.7067 – Please submit with a cover sheet, to the attention of Latashia Coleman.
  • In Person: Applications may be submitted in person at the following address: 

    Howard University Service Center
    Office of Human Resources
    2244 10th Street, Suite 413
    Washington, DC 20059

 

Contacts

If you have any questions or concerns regarding remission of tuition, you may call 202.806.1280 between 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Howard University provides you with a comprehensive benefits package designed to meet your needs and the needs of your family. Howard provides a range of diverse options, including medical, dental and vision coverage, Life Insurance, disability benefits and a retirement savings plan.

We also offer lots of additional benefits, including commuter benefits, an Employee Assistance Program, long-term care benefits, a group legal program and a host of other programs discounted for you just for being an employee of Howard University and Howard University Hospital.

Take some time to review the Howard Benefits information and find out more about the many options available to you by clicking on any of the links below!

 

Howard Benefits Information

2017 Benefits Information