Tuition Benefit Frequently Asked Questions
The following categories of individuals associated with Indiana University are eligible for the Tuition Benefit and the IUHS tuition waiver:
- Full Time IU Academic and Staff Employees employed by the end of the first full week of classes for the semester or term.
- Full Time IU Academic and Staff Employees on an approved leave of absence, other than a leave without pay prior to active employment.
- Former employees with IU Retiree status.
- Disabled former full-time Academic and Staff employees receiving long-term disability benefits from a University-sponsored plan, Social Security Administration, or PERF.
- Spouses, registered same-sex domestic partners and dependent children of eligible employees
To be eligible, an employee or qualified former employee must have such status by the end of the first week of classes or at the time of registration for IUHS courses.
Your campus Human Resources office will be able to determine if you are eligible and advise you how to enroll in the benefit.
What if both parents are full-time Academic or Staff employees? Can/will the IU Tuition Benefit be received under both parents?
Individuals are not eligible to receive benefits as both an employee and as a dependent of another employee or as a dependent of more than one employee. For example, when both parents of a dependent child are employed by the University, one of the parents, but not both, may enroll the child in the Tuition Benefit.
In order to avoid being billed for the full tuition amount, employees are encouraged to submit this form for the academic year as soon as possible. If this enrollment form is processed after the student has been billed for tuition, the student must pay the full tuition bill by its due date. Once the enrollment form is processed, the student will receive a refund through the office of the Bursar.
In order for tuition for any semester/session to be covered by the Tuition Benefit, the employee or Retiree must be eligible by the end of the first week of class.
Tuition Benefit enrollment forms cannot be accepted after October 1st of the year in which the academic year ended.
Online is the simplest and fastest way to apply for tuition benefit. If you desire, you can still complete and submit the paper application form manually. In either case, a new enrollment form must be submitted for each academic year to University Human Resource Services.
The rates may be found on the benefits amounts page.
The benefit is based on the campus where the student is enrolled.
The benefit is based on the recipient's standing. For example, if an undergraduate student takes a graduate class he or she will be charged the undergraduate rate and tuition will be covered up to the undergraduate IU Tuition Benefit limit.
If a graduate student takes an undergraduate class he or she will be charged graduate tuition and receive up to the maximum amount for graduate IU Tuition Benefit.
All recipients will receive either the same benefit or a slightly higher benefit depending upon if they are enrolled in a graduate program or professional program.
Enrollment forms can be found at the Tuition Benefit web page. You may enroll online or submit a paper form to University Human Resources Services.
Please contact University Human Resource Services at or call (812) 855-3825 for more information.
If you have already submitted an IU Tuition Benefit form either online or to the University Human Resource Services office, you will not be required to re-enroll for that academic year. You will need to submit a new form each academic year or if you change the campus where you’ll be attending classes.
If your tuition benefit does not get applied to your bursar bill you should contact University Human Resource Services at or call (812) 855-3825.
If your enrollment form has been processed you should then contact the Office of the Bursar on the campus of enrollment to discuss your bill.
The benefit applies only to tuition charges. It does not apply to special fees such as those for laboratories, applied music, student teaching, education early experience, dissertation research (G901,B798 or equivalent), or rental of special equipment or facilities. Activity, health, technology and transportation fees are also not covered by the IU Tuition Benefit.
Contact the Bursar's office at the campus where you are enrolled.
Tuition for audit hours is covered by the IU Tuition Benefit for employees, former employees with retiree status, spouses or registered domestic partners.
The Indiana University School of Continuing Studies (SCS) is being closed on June 30, 2012. The programs that the SCS managed are being reassigned to other academic units on campus. As a result, registrations in undergraduate independent study courses have ended. With the closure of the system-wide School of Continuing Studies, students in the university-wide (distance) General Studies Degree program need to transfer to a campus general studies program.
Students who are unable to attend classes at an Indiana University campus may take semester-based online courses - with set registration, start, and end times - through Indiana University East, Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW), and Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI).
MBA online courses are covered by the IU Tuition Benefit for employees, former employees with retiree status, spouses or registered domestic partners.
Does the IU Tuition Benefit apply to courses taken at a different University?
No, the Tuition Benefit is a subsidy toward the tuition cost associated with attending Indiana University classes. The benefit is applied directly to the student’s bursar bill.
Does the IU Tuition Benefit apply to courses taken overseas?
The IU Tuition Benefit only applies to the tuition costs associated with Indiana University. Overseas partnering schools may have additional tuition and fees that will be charged. These are not eligible for the IU Tuition Benefit.
IU Tuition Benefit for graduate level courses is treated as taxable income under 1996 Federal legislation. If an undergraduate student enrolls in a graduate course and receives tuition benefit for that course it will be considered taxable. In accordance with IRS regulations, these taxes will be withheld from the employee's pay.
If a graduate student enrolls in an undergraduate course the tuition benefit received for that course will not be considered taxable.
Contact your campus Office of Financial Aid.
Contact your campus Office of Financial Aid.