Tuition Benefits

Baylor University’s Tuition Remission Program enables the employee, their spouse, and children to benefit from the many educational opportunities offered by the university. The tuition remission benefit is available for undergraduate and/or graduate level courses; however, it does not cover audit classes, doctoral classes or extra fees, such as lab fees, late fees or room and board.

Employee Tuition Remission

Full-time regular faculty/staff can receive a 100 percent tuition remission benefit for 2 courses, no more than 8 hours, during any semester that would apply to an undergraduate and/or graduate degree.

Spouse and Children Tuition Remission

One year of continuous full-time regular faculty/staff service with Baylor is required for spouse or children to be eligible for tuition remission.

Tuition Remission Taxable Benefits

The University manages its tuition remission plan in accordance with Internal Revenue Service (IRS) regulations. Tuition remission benefits at an undergraduate level are not taxable. Taxable tuition remission will be allocated over the employee’s remaining pay periods in the calendar year.

Job-Related Tuition Reimbursement

Baylor University provides tuition reimbursement for job-related courses taken by regular employees at other colleges and universities. Job-related tuition reimbursement encourages self-improvement for employees by providing opportunities to improve skills performed in their present position and to enable employees to remain current in their specific areas of technology or responsibility; the program is not intended to provide reimbursement for an entire degree plan.

To apply, review the Baylor University Educational Assistance Plan and present a completed educational assistance application for participation in the Job-Related Tuition Reimbursement Program to your supervisor/department head for approval. The employee will then present the approved application to Human Resources to review for eligibility.  When eligibility has been confirmed prior to taking the course, you may request reimbursement for tuition after completion of the course.  The request for reimbursement for job-related tuition must include the following:

  • evidence of satisfactory completion of the course;
  • a copy of the receipt for tuition costs (fees are not covered)
Tuition Remission Deadlines

Applications must be submitted prior to the first day of class.

First Day of Class