May 3, 2011


Tuition Waiver Benefit Available for Graduate-Level Courses

THERE IS an important benefit to Academic Professionals, Faculty, and Civil Service who are taking graduate-level courses and who are eligible to receive a tuition waiver at the University.

THE UNIVERSITY exempts the first $5,250 of the tuition waiver from taxable income in accordance with Internal Revenue Code Section 127. This exemption is based on tuition waivers received by an employee in a calendar year.

UNIVERSITY PAYROLL monitors waivers posted to employees' student accounts. When the value exceeds the exempted amount of $5,250, the employee is notified of the taxability. The notification will be in the form of an email and via the U.S. Postal Service to the mailing address in Banner.

FOR ADDITIONAL information regarding employee eligibility and restrictions for graduate-level tuition waivers, see and select your appropriate employee group. For contact information regarding tuition waivers, please see

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