Tuition Fee Waiver

Fulltime employees with an appointment of .80 FTE or greater and at least nine months duration, are immediately eligible for the tuition fee waiver. The spouse and any dependent children of a fulltime employee are eligible after the employee has completed three continuous years of fulltime employment.

Part-time employees who have an appointment of at least .50 FTE and at least nine months duration, are eligible for one-half of the tuition fee waiver after five continuous years of part-time employment. The spouse and any dependent children of a part-time employee are eligible after the employee has completed ten years of continuous part-time employment. The University Policy Library provides additional eligibility details.

How to Apply

  1. Complete the electronic Tuition Fee Waiver request, which is available via BannerWeb under the Employee Services Online tab.
  2. If you are requesting the fee waiver for a dependent child in BannerWeb, you must also complete the Tuition Fee Waiver Dependent Certification Form.
  3. The Benefits department will review your information, make a determination regarding your eligibility and will notify the Office of the Bursar.

When and How Often to Apply

  • The tuition fee waiver will cover an entire academic year (fall through summer) as long as you and your dependents continue to be eligible.
  • It is recommended that you apply for the fee waiver for the fall semester by June 30, so that the waiver can be seen on the student's first bursar bill.
  • The tuition fee waiver request must be completed one time per year.

Paying Fees

Employees enrolled in payroll deduction may elect to pay for educational expenses (books, fees, etc.) in installments. Please visit OneStop for more information. 

Taxability of Graduate Courses

Graduate course tuition in excess of $5,250 may be taxable to you. Please refer to IRS publication 970 for additional information.

Miami Retiree Request for Fee Waiver

Fulltime employees who retire with at least 10 years of continuous fulltime employment, are eligible to request the tuition fee waiver for the retiree, their spouse and dependants. The University Policy Library provides additional eligibility details.