Tuition Benefits

Who is Eligible?

  1. Faculty, Staff, and 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.

  1. 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. The parent has been continuously employed at HU or HUH for a minimum of two (2) years and
      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.

 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 application for each session.  Both applications 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.

Tuition Remission Application Form

The Remission of Tuition Application Form is one form for all participant types, inclusive of active employees, dependents, and retirees.

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 applications must be submitted directly to the Office of Human Resources at the University for approval. The following supporting documentation is required along with an application. Your application will not be approved unless all the necessary documentation is submitted.

  • New Applicants
    • Birth Certificate or Legal Court documents
    • Admission Letter
  • Returning Applicants
    • Most Recent Transcript

Please review the full policy here.

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
  • In Person: Applications may be submitted in person at the following address:

 

Office of Human Resources

Howard University Service Center

2244 10th Street, NW

Suite 413

Washington, D.C. 20059

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 – Friday or send an email to Benefits@Howard.edu

Tuition Remission Policy