Education Benefits for Employees and Dependents

Marshall University provides tuition benefits to regular employees and their dependent children. Regular employees who have completed their initial probationary period are eligible to apply for tuition waivers and financial assistance. Employees may be permitted to enroll for classes during regularly scheduled work hours. Certain conditions apply.

  • Employee Benefits – Regular employees who have completed their initial probationary period are eligible to apply for tuition waivers and financial assistance. Employees may also be permitted to enroll for classes during regularly scheduled work hours. Assistance is offered through the Classified Staff Council and the Graduate College.
  • Dependent Children – Dependent Children tuition assistance allows dependent children to obtain an Undergraduate college degree at a significantly reduced cost for children under the age of 26. This is offered through the Employee Tuition Assistance Program.
Employee Benefits

Classified Staff Council:

It is the intent of Classified Staff Council to ensure our employees have the opportunity to further their education by offering tuition benefit/assistance to them as funding is made available.

Guidelines

Tuition Benefits for On-Campus and E-Course Classes

  • On-campus and e-course tuition benefits are available in the Fall, Spring and Summer semesters as funding permits.
  • Employees must apply for tuition benefits by the appropriate due dates for each semester.
  • Employees must follow the educational benefit policy at www.marshall.edu/human-resources/handbook/BENEFITS.HTM regarding release time from regularly scheduled work week. With supervisors approval full-time regular status employees may take up to five hours per week release time to attend class.
  • Employees are responsible for all costs not covered which may include: auxiliary, special equity, recreation center, program, lab and late fees.
  • Employees must inform the Service Committee at least 10 days prior to the first day of class if they intend to decline the award by notifying the Staff Council Program Assistant at 6-2222. Failure to do so may impact future awards.
  • Withdrawing from class or receiving a failing grade in a class for which funds were received will impact eligibility in the following semester.
  • Once an employee accepts the benefit/assistance, if they choose to withdraw or drop a class after a 100% refund is available the employee will be responsible for paying back any part of the benefit/assistance that is not refunded by the Bursar’s Office.
  • Each employee applying for graduate benefits will be allowed 6 graduate hours unless extenuating circumstances are communicated to the committee and approval is granted for additional hours.
  • Each employee applying for undergraduate benefits will be allowed 9 undergrad hours unless extenuating circumstances are communicated to the committee and approval is granted for additional hours.
  • Tuition benefits are for classified benefit-eligible Marshall University / MURC employees only.

Eligibility

  • Employee must be admitted to the University as a degree seeking student.
  • Employee must be enrolled in a residential program.
  • Employee must have completed their initial six-month probationary period prior to first day of class.
  • Employee must maintain Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Progress according to University Policy. www.marshall.edu/sfa.
  • Employee must have a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) on file with the Marshall University Financial Aid Office for current Academic Year. Please go to www.fafsa.ed.gov to apply.

Application Process

Deadline Dates

  • Fall Semester – 1st Monday of August
  • Spring Semester – 1st Monday of December
  • Summer Semester – 1st Monday of May

Graduate College:

The Marshall University Graduate Tuition Benefit program provides tuition assistance for a limited number of Marshall University graduate students and Marshall University full-time faculty and staff employees. The awarding of benefits is extremely competitive and is determined by financial need and academic performance.

Eligibility

Faculty/Staff employee benefits are available to all full-time faculty/staff employees of Marshall University and cover the complete cost of up to three credit hours for graduate course work (with the exception of required fees).

  • Employees do not need to have a FAFSA form on file with Financial Aid.
  • Employees are not limited in the number of awards they can receive.
Application Process
  • To be considered for this benefit you must first complete the FASFA application even if you are not currently receiving financial aid. To complete the online form use the FAFSA Website: www.fafsa.gov
  • For more information about applying at Marshall for aid, see: www.marshall.edu/sfa
  • Submit the application.
  • Please note that it generally takes seven days for the FASFA information to be sent to the Financial Aid Office. All information will remain confidential by the Financial Aid Office. All information must be received no later than July 20, 2015.
  • Applicants who are awarded benefits will be notified by Marshall University email at the close of the application period. Benefits are posted to student accounts within ten business days of approval and registration. Award recipients are responsible for any tuition and fee amount not covered by the benefit. Balances must be paid by the tuition/fee due date noted on the Bursar site: http://www.marshall.edu/bursar/.
    • Please note that award recipients must be registered for graduate courses for fall . We encourage applicants to register for classes at the same time they submit a benefit application.
  • Applications are available in the Graduate College office (Old Main 113) on the Huntington campus, through a student’s academic department office on the South Charleston campus, or online: http://www.marshall.edu/graduate/files/Tuition-Benefit-Form-2015.pdf.
    QUESTIONS: Call the Graduate College: 304.696.6606

  • Dependent Children Benefits:

    Employee Tuition Assistance Program:

    The purpose of this program is to allow students who are dependent children of Marshall University employees to obtain a college degree at the University at a significantly reduced cost to the student and the student’s family. The Employee Tuition Assistance Program will provide a tuition remission benefit to all qualified dependent children of eligible University employees.

    Guidelines

    • This benefit is for dependent children and does not cover spouses.
    • If a student is receiving PROMISE, other Institutional scholarships, or tuition-based awards, the EUTAP amount may be reduced.
    • If the student is living on campus, he or she could receive an alternative benefit to assist with other fees and room and board, but shall not be more than the amount of the benefit normally received under this program.
    • It is the employee’s responsibility to notify HRS and Office of Student Financial Assistance if employment with Marshall University ceases. If separation from employment occurs after the semester has begun, it does not affect the tuition benefit for the current semester.
    • Student must be admitted as a degree-seeking, full-time undergraduate student.
    • Student must maintain a 2.0 GPA and maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress. The SAP policy is available at www.marshall.edu/fasap.
    • Student cannot be on academic or social probation.
    • A student may not participate in the program after four years have elapsed following the student’s first participation in the program
    • In the event of an employee’s retirement, total disability, or death after completion of at least ten (10) years of University service, the employee’s dependent(s) will retain initial eligibility for the tuition benefit for a period of five (5) years after the event.
    Application Process
  • Employee will complete the Employee Tuition Assistance Benefit Application for Dependent Undergraduate Child (EUTAP) form once each academic year which will cover the fall/spring semesters.
  • Submit form to MU Human Resources Services (HRS), Old Main, Room 207 or fax to 304.696.6844 so that Employment and Dependent can be verified.
  • This benefit is for Marshall University Employees only who have been employed one year prior to the start of the semester. It does not cover Foundation, MURC, or MU Health employees.
  • This benefit is for dependent children and does not cover spouses.
  • Upon Verification by HRS, the Office of Student Financial Assistance will process the award and notify the student of his or her eligibility for the tuition benefit via myMU.
  • Awards will not be made until after tuition and fees have been approved by the Board of Governors and if required, by WVHEPC. This typically occurs early July. Approval for fall will automatically be awarded for spring.
  • The waiver amount of the award is the amount of Educational and General (E&G) Tuition and System Capital fees at the WV resident rate. Non-resident and metro students, the value of the tuition assistance benefit will be no more than the amount of the two combined fees for resident students.
  • It is the employee’s responsibility to notify HRS and Office of Student Financial Assistance if employment with Marshall University ceases. If separation from employment occurs after the semester has begun, it does not affect the tuition benefit for the current semester.
  • This form only needs to be completed and submitted prior to the first term of each academic year. A form for spring and summer will only need to be submitted if that will be the first term to be awarded.
  • If application was verified by HR for fall/spring semesters, summer requests will be processed through the Summer Aid Request process at www.marshall.edu/summeraid. The student will need to log onto his or her myMU account to complete the summer questionnaire. All questions must be answered, but Question 9 pertains to EUTAP.
  • Should the application for this benefit be denied, the student or Marshall employee has the right to appeal to the University Scholarship Appeals Committee within 30 days of notice of the decision.
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