The Tuition Remission Program provides financial assistance to Hofstra University employees, their spouses or same sex domestic partners, and their IRS dependent children. To be eligible for tuition remission, the student must meet all University admission and registration requirements. All University policies apply to tuition remission recipients. Tuition remission for employee and/or spouse is available for both undergraduate and graduate courses. In the case of an IRS dependent child, tuition remission applies only to undergraduate courses. If you are a union member you should refer to your respective collective bargaining agreement for more information regarding your tuition remission benefits limitations.
This policy provides remission for tuition only. The payment of all non-tuition charges are the responsibility of the employee as well as the recipient of tuition remission and are not covered as a benefit under this policy. All charges not covered by this policy must be paid in accordance with the terms listed in the University Bulletin and Class Schedule. Pursuant to University policy, no one can register for courses where there is a hold on an account.
Tuition remission does not apply to: the Law School, the EMBA, the Medical School, online MBA, independent study (tutorials, graduate student teaching, graduate thesis, doctoral level course work, etc., unless required for the undergraduate degree/major) or Center for Continuing Education and Professional Advancement courses.
After four years of continuous service, full-time employees are entitled to full tuition remission coverage for his/her dependent child/children. A dependent child is defined as per federal IRS regulations. In general, a dependent child is your biological or legally adopted son or daughter who you claim as dependent when filing income tax. Normally, your child will no longer be considered dependent after age 23. Proof of dependent status may be required.
Please note that any fraudulent documents pertaining to the relationship of your dependent status will result in immediate termination and all tuition remission received will be owed to Hofstra University.
All full-time students are required to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and the Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) forms on-line at http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/ and http://www.tapweb.org/totw/. For further information regarding FAFSA and TAP applications please contact Student Financial Services at 463-6677. The TAP awarded is applied as a credit against tuition remission. Please note that any Hofstra Grants or Federal Funds (including Federal Work Study) may be adjusted when tuition remission is applied.
If an employee resigns or is released during a semester, the course(s) that the employee, spouse or same sex domestic partner or dependent child is taking may be dropped without tuition remission charge. If the employee, spouse or same sex domestic partner or dependent child elects to continue the course(s) after the employee separates from the University, their tuition remission will be prorated for the balance of the semester.
Due Dates for Tuition Remission Applications
Winter and Spring – January 1
Summer I, II, III and Fall – April 1