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Tuition Benefits

This is a summary of the tuition benefits for UMass Boston employees, spouses and dependents.

Waivers (also known as “tuition credits” in some cases) of mandatory tuition and fees are approved by the Legislature, Board of Higher Education, or the University of Massachusetts Board of Trustees.

The tuition benefits apply only to full and part-time benefited employees. Eligibility for tuition benefits for benefited employees does vary by length of benefited service. The amount of the tuition credits also depends on the program of study (undergraduate, graduate or professional studies) and the benefited status (full-time or part-time). These Standards are defined in the Trustee tuition discount policy apply to all members of the University community, except where any discount or other benefit contained in a collective bargaining agreement may be more favorable. See, M.G.L. c.150E, § 7(d).

Tuition Benefits at UMass campuses

Employees: Benefited employees of the University of Massachusetts receive tuition benefits for undergraduate and graduate programs at all University of Massachusetts campuses, excluding the UMass Medical MD program and UMass School of Law. Tuition benefits are available at UMass campuses if the employee's benefited hire date is on or prior to the first day of classes.

Spouses and eligible dependents: Tuition benefits are available at UMass campuses for spouses and eligible dependents (under the age of 26) if the employee's benefited hire date is on or prior to the first day of classes. Employees who have completed two years of full-time benefited service or four years of part-time benefited service at any of the UMass campuses will receive additional credits off the tuition costs for their spouse and eligible dependents taking undergraduate courses at UMass (excluding online or continuing education courses).

Boston Campus Employee Waiver BENEFITS as of Fall 2022

Tuition Waiver at other State Colleges / Universities

Employees with six (6) months or more of full-time benefited service (or equivalent benefited part-time service), their spouses and dependent children, who are enrolled in a full-time state supported program at any Massachusetts university or community college, are eligible for tuition waivers. If you are enrolled in courses through the Division of Continuing Education, the tuition waiver is 50%.  Please check with the other Massachusetts public college's student financial services or bursar's office for the tuition benefits which might be available.

Information about the dollar value of a Tuition Remission is available from that institution's Bursar's Office.

Note - all fees, books and other course materials are the employee's responsibility. If you have any additional questions, please review our Frequently Asked Questions

* Effective Summer 2021, employee waiver forms must be received in Human Resources by the final course add/drop date.  Employees who submit their form late will be responsible for late fees imposed by the Bursar. 

To obtain an electronic Tuition Credit or Remission Form:

Fill out the Request Form below: