Campus Resources

Human Resources

Tuition

High School Benefits
Tuition Benefits - Employee
Tuition Benefits - Family

Tuition Exchange and FACHEX Program


High School Benefits
Faculty members who have completed three months of full-time service are eligible for participation in tuition reduction programs in three private high schools. Through an inter-institutional agreement with Saint Joseph's Preparatory School, any dependent son who is accepted for admission is entitled to an annual tuition reduction of $2000 and a 50 percent reduction in summer school tuition for grades 9 through 12. Through agreements with the Academy of Notre Dame de Namur and Merion Mercy Academy, a dependent daughter who is accepted for admission is eligible for one of a limited number of $2000 annual scholarships for grades 9 through 12. At the beginning of each semester (September and January) following a faculty member’s eligibility, $1000 will be granted. Details and applications for these benefits are available in the Human Resources Office.

Tuition Benefits - Faculty Member
After three months of employment, full-time tenure track faculty members are eligible for personal tuition benefits after three months of full time service.  Visiting faculty members are eligible for personal tuition benefits at the start of their second consecutive year of teaching.  Eligible faculty members may enroll in undergraduate courses at Saint Joseph’s University without tuition cost, to a maximum of nine credits per semester (Fall, Intersession, Spring, Summer). A faculty member  who chooses to attend the Intersession will have those credits counted toward the total number of credits allowed for the academic year, which is 18 credits.

Faculty members may also take certain graduate courses at Saint Joseph’s University to a maximum of six credits per semester without tuition cost.

The number of courses may not be accrued to carry over from semester to semester or year to year. Fees are not included in the tuition remission.

General Guidelines
For faculty members whose teaching schedule prevents attendance at University College, classes may be taken during the day.

According to current government regulations, tuition remission for education below the graduate level is not included in a faculty member’s taxable compensation. Tuition remission for education at the graduate level is not included in a faculty member’s taxable compensation up to $5,250 annually. Tuition remission for graduate level courses over $5,250 annually may or may not be included in a faculty member’s taxable compensation according to regulations published by the Internal Revenue Service, which provide the criteria for deducting educational expenses. The Office of Human Resources will assist department chairs in analyzing both the faculty member’s situation and the course of study for which tuition remission is sought in order to determine whether the benefit is excludable from the faculty member’s gross income.

Applications for this benefit are available in the Office of Human Resources and must be completed by the deadline identified by the Office of the Registrar or, in the case of the EMBA or Interdisciplinary Doctor of Education Program, by the application deadlines identified on their respective websites.

To remain eligible for tuition remission, satisfactory academic progress (must maintain the minimum G.P.A. required by University policy) and full-time employment must be maintained.

Tuition benefits will not continue into the term which begins after notice of employment termination has been given. Faculty members may not extend their employment into a semester in order to receive the tuition benefit.  

When full-time employment terminates (except in the case of a lay-off) with time remaining in an academic semester, the faculty member will be required to pay a pro-rated portion of the tuition costs for the remainder of the semester in which the notice of employment termination was given. 

The Executive Masters Degree in Business Administration
Each year tuition remission for the Executive MBA Program will be available for one University employee for the 12-month program (for an employee with an undergraduate degree in business) and for one University employee for the 20-month program (for an employee with an undergraduate degree in a non-business related field). To be eligible for the benefit, an employee must have completed one year of continuous full time employment, be currently employed in a full-time position at the University and meet the Executive MBA admission requirements. 

A committee comprised of five members of the University’s Cabinet, to include the Dean of the Haub School of Business, the Provost, and the Vice President for Financial Affairs will review the list of accepted students and recommend qualified candidates to the President for his approval of the final selection.

Employees should contact the Executive MBA Program Director for details regarding admission criteria and deadlines or visit the EMBA website at: http://www.sju.edu/emba/.

If an employee does not complete the program, the employee will be required to reimburse the University the tuition costs incurred up to that point in the program.  In certain hardship situations, an appeal may be made to the above referenced committee.

When full-time employment terminates (except in the case of a layoff) prior to the completion of the program or less than two years after completion of the program, the employee will be required to pay some or all of the tuition costs.

If full-time employment terminates (except in the case of a layoff) prior to the completion of the program, the employee will be required to reimburse the University the tuition costs incurred up to that point in the program.

If full-time employment terminates (except in the case of a layoff) after completion of the program but prior to completion of one year of subsequent full-time active employment, the employee will be required to reimburse the University for the entire amount of the tuition remission.

If full-time employment terminates (except in the case of a layoff) after completion of the program, and after completion of one year but less than two years of subsequent full-time active employment, the employee will be required to reimburse the University for one-half of the amount of the tuition remission.

For further information regarding reimbursement of tuition for the Executive MBA Program, please refer to the Executive MBA Tuition Remission Agreement. 

Interdisciplinary Doctor of Education Program
Tuition remission for the Interdisciplinary Doctor of Education Program will be available for one University employee. To be eligible for the benefit, an employee must have completed one year of continuous full time employment, be currently employed in a full-time position at the University and meet the Interdisciplinary Doctor of Education Program admission requirements. While full tuition remission will be granted, travel expenses, meals, room and board, books and fees are not included. 

A committee comprised of five members of the University’s Cabinet, to include the Dean of the Graduate School, the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, the Provost, and the Vice President for Financial Affairs will review the list of accepted students and recommend qualified candidates to the President for his approval of the final selection.

Employees should contact the Director, Interdisciplinary Doctor of Education Program, for details regarding admission criteria and deadlines or visit the Interdisciplinary Doctor of Education Program website at http://www.sju.edu/ACADEMIC_PROGRAMS/GRAD_ART_SCIENCE/edd/index.htm.

If an employee does not complete the program, the employee will be required to reimburse the University the tuition costs incurred up to that point in the program.  In certain hardship situations, an appeal may be made to the above referenced committee.

When full-time employment terminates (except in the case of a layoff) prior to the completion of the program or less than three years after completion of the program, the employee will be required to pay some or all of the tuition costs.

If full-time employment terminates (except in the case of a layoff) prior to the completion of the program, the employee will be required to reimburse the University the tuition costs incurred up to that point in the program.

If full-time employment terminates (except in the case of a layoff) after completion of the program but prior to completion of one year of subsequent full-time active employment, the employee will be required to reimburse the University for the entire amount of the tuition remission.

If full-time employment terminates (except in the case of a layoff) after completion of the program, and after completion of one year but less than two years of subsequent full-time active employment, the employee will be required to reimburse the University for two-thirds of the amount of the tuition remission.

If full-time employment terminates (except in the case of a layoff) after completion of the program and after completion of two years but less than three years of subsequent full-time active employment, the employee will be required to reimburse the University for one-third of the amount of the tuition remission.

For further information regarding reimbursement of tuition for the Interdisciplinary Doctor of Education Program, please refer to the Interdisciplinary Doctor of Education Program Tuition Remission Agreement.

Study Abroad Courses
Study abroad courses may be taken for tuition credit in pursuit of a degree. Tuition for study tour is covered but travel expenses, meals, room and board are the responsibility of the faculty member.

Tuition Benefits - Family
Spouses and dependent children (under the definition of the Internal Revenue Service Code) of full-time University employees beginning employment on or after January 1, 2002 are entitled to attend Saint Joseph's University on an undergraduate tuition scholarship (excluding fees) the semester after completing four continuous years of full-time employment*. *Note: Employees hired before January 1, 2002 are eligible for a 50% tuition remission after 3 months of employment and 75% after three years. Beginning with the fall 2002 semester current employees will be eligible for 100% tuition remission after four consecutive years.

Effective June 1, 2006, employees who were employed full-time immediately prior to joining the University by a public or private educational institution offering a baccalaureate or advanced degree will be credited with the related number of years and months of continuous full-time employment at that institution towards the four continuous years of service required by the University. Employees must provide the Human Resources Office with a letter from the former institution(s) stating the dates of prior full-time service.

The maximum benefit from University funds is 100% of tuition for four years of full-time undergraduate study toward a single bachelor's degree, or a maximum of 136 credits attempted, per student. This includes any failed courses, withdraws beyond the drop/add period, or other courses not counted toward the awarding of the degree. If a student is enrolled in a five year BS/MS program, the fifth year master's level program is not included in this benefit. If the student is still an eligible dependent during the fifth year, the tuition remission is at the undergraduate University College rate.

If a student receives a Family Tuition Scholarship, this precludes the student from receiving a merit scholarship, athletic scholarship or other university-funded scholarships. Employees who may be eligible for governmental aid should apply for such aid through the Financial Assistance Office. Any need-based aid received from the federal or state government or aid from private, external sources can be applied to room and board or to other educational expenditures.

The Family Tuition Benefit is available only for courses taken as part of a bachelors or masters degree program. Travel and expenses (other than tuition) for overseas programs, study abroad or other credit work at locations away from the main campus are not covered by the Family Tuition Benefits program.

Application fees, general fee, room and board and other fees and costs of being a student at the University are not covered by the Family Tuition Benefits program.

The University does not grant the employee cash or other benefits from the Family Tuition Benefits Program.

Effective in Fall 2002, an employee who has completed four years of full-time employment with Saint Joseph 's University, and whose child would prefer to attend another college or university may take advantage of two inter-institutional agreements between Saint Joseph 's University and certain other colleges and universities. Applicants must meet admission and scholarship requirements for the institution to which they apply and cannot be guaranteed that a place will be available for them. Details on the agreements, FACHEX and The Tuition Exchange Program, Inc. are available in the Admissions Office. Effective June 1, 2006, employees who were employed full-time immediately prior to joining the University by a public or private educational institution offering a baccalaureate or advanced degree will be credited with these years and months of continuous full-time employment at that institution for eligibility for FACHEX and Tuition Exchange. Employees must provide the Human Resources Office with a letter from the former institution(s) stating the dates of prior full-time service.

A limited number of undergraduate scholarships to several local colleges and universities are available to children of full-time employees hired prior to April 15, 1981. Details are available in the President's Office.

To remain eligible for the Family Tuition Benefits program, satisfactory academic progress as detailed in the college catalogs, and full-time employment must be maintained. When full-time employment terminates, tuition benefits will be prorated through the term in progress, but will not continue into the term that begins after notice of employment termination has been submitted. Employees may not extend their employment into a semester in order to receive the family tuition benefit.

Tuition remission for certain graduate courses will be granted at the University College rate. There is a limit of one graduate degree per spouse and per dependent. Tuition benefits are not available for the Interdisciplinary Doctor of Education Program, any of the Executive Programs or the on-line programs.

Per current government regulations, Family Tuition Benefits for spouses and dependents of employees for education below the graduate level are not included in an employee's compensation. Family Tuition Benefits for spouses and dependents of employees for graduate level courses are fully taxable as compensation to an employee and subject to all payroll withholdings.

Applications for all Family Tuition Benefits are available in the Human Resources Office. A copy of the portion of an employee's most recent Internal Revenue Service Form 1040 listing dependents must be attached to the application.