1.1 This policy establishes an Employee and Family Tuition Waiver Program for West Virginia University at Parkersburg
1.2 Authority. – W. Va. Code §18B-10-5
1.3 Effective Date. – February 18, 2010
Section 2. Purpose
provide tuition waiver benefit for the full-time benefits eligible
employees of West Virginia University at Parkersburg and their qualified spouses
or dependants beginning in the Fall,
Section 3. Tuition
3.1 All qualifying employees who apply on time and maintain the institution’s standards of satisfactory progress for financial aid recipients may be granted six (6) credit hours of tuition per semester. Employees must seek permission of their direct supervisor to qualify for the benefit.
3.2 All qualifying spouses and children who apply on time and maintain the institution’s standards of satisfactory progress for financial aid recipients may be granted up to full time tuition per semester.
3.3 Applications for a tuition waiver must be submitted and will be awarded on a semester basis.
3.4 The Employee and Family Tuition Waiver Program will be the last source of grant or scholarship funds contributed to each student, wherein all other grants and scholarships must be applied to the tuition first. Waivers granted through this program must never be more than the total cost of tuition, when taken into aggregate with other forms of scholarship, waivers, or grants.
Section 4. Qualifications
4.1 To qualify for the benefit, a student must be either be a full-time benefits eligible employee of the college, a current spouse of such an employee, or a biological or legally adopted child of such an employee 24 years of age or younger who is a legal dependent of the employee.
4.2 This fee waiver will not be available for high school early admissions students until they are applying for general, post-secondary admission.
4.3 Students must be pursuing a degree or program that is one academic level higher than the one the student currently holds.
4.4 Students may use this benefit until they earn 144 credit hours or earn a bachelor degree, whichever is first to occur.
4.5 Employees who are also spouses or children of other employees will be considered an employee only for the purposes of this benefit.
4.6 Those wishing to participate in the program must apply for the benefit for each semester of use. The deadlines for application will be determined and publicized by the Division of Student Services.
4.7 Only those classes being taken during the fall and spring semesters will be eligible for the program.
Section 5. Budget
5.1 The budget for the tuition waiver benefit program will be derived from the regular tuition waiver allotment as defined by the State of West Virginia and the President of the college.
5.2 The college reserves the right to limit the use of funds for the program at the discretion of the President in consultation with the Board of Governors.
5.3 The program may be placed into suspension by the WVU at Parkersburg Board of Governors with a six month notice to the college community.