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University Human Resources

Applying for Tuition Remission

As a full-time regularly appointed employee of Rutgers University, you and your dependent children may be eligible for tuition remission benefits pursuant to negotiated agreements and University policy. This checklist is designed to assist you in the process of becoming a student at the university which is the first step towards utilizing tuition remission benefits.

  • Apply - Whether you are pursuing an undergraduate degree, are a nontraditional student wishing to attend Rutgers on a part-time basis, or want to pursue a graduate degree, the first step is to contact the appropriate Admissions Office.
  • Tour - You may want to take a tour of the campus to become acquainted with the academic and student service offices available to you.
  • Admitted Students - Once admitted, it’s important to acknowledge with the Admission’s Office your plans of actually attending Rutgers.
  • Placement Exams - You may need to take placement exams before enrolling in classes. If applicable, you’ll receive information about placement exams once admitted.
  • Select Classes - You’ll receive information from the Registrar’s Office about selecting classes from the school or college you plan to attend.
  • Term Bill - After you have selected classes, you’ll receive a term bill from Student Accounting Services. Your term bill will include tuition for the credits you’re taking, fees, and other applicable charges.

Apply for Tuition Remission

For Employee:

  • Complete the Tuition Remission enrollment online by visiting the “Employee Self Service” tab in the my Rutgers Portal.

For Dependent Children:

  • The application for dependent remission must be completed. Tuition Remission Dependent Enrollment is online, in the "Personal Information" section under the "Employee Self Service" tab at my Rutgers Portal.

Pay Term Bill – Receive Tuition Remission

  • Pay your fees and other charges on your term bill. Tuition for yourself is either paid in full or at 50%, depending on your salary if staff or rank if faculty member. Tuition for your child is paid in full.

The above checklist is designed to assist you in obtaining tuition remission benefits. It does not replace official university policy nor implies admission. For tuition remission eligibility rules, please refer to the University Human Resources policy on Educational Benefits.

Important Information; How Graduate Tuition Remission Impacts Your Pay

  • Full value of staff/faculty graduate tuition remission is subject to New Jersey state tax withholding (unless student is in a TA or GA position)
  • Under federal regulations, any graduate tuition remission benefit over $5,250 per calendar year is also considered taxable (unless student is in a TA or GA position)
  • Federal withholding will begin in the first semester in which remission benefit exceeds $5,250 and every subsequent semester during the calendar year when remission is used.
  • State taxes will be withheld according to the tax withholding schedule for each semester that remission is used. For the current year tax withholding schedule click on the 'Does Tuition Remission Affect My Taxes' dropdown on the FAQs listed here
  • For more information visit Student ABC