The University of Dallas encourages all eligible employees to take advantage of the opportunity to continue their studies and to provide an education for their family.
Applicable Waiting Time
The waiver is a benefit. Benefits eligibility must first be established. Eligible employees and their spouses may apply for the waiver 90 days following the employee's date of hire or following the employee's change to benefits eligible status. Dependents of newly eligible employees may utilize the waiver after a 6 month waiting period. Employees eligible for this benefit cannot be considered a dependent of another employee for purposes of the tuition waiver.
Credit Limits, Benefit Limits, and Limits on Class Times
All persons (employee, spouse or dependent child) receiving a tuition waiver will be limited to one degree under the benefit. Eligible employees who earned a degree because of their parent's or spouse's employment eligibility for the Tuition Waiver can earn one additional degree based on their own employment status with the University and vice versa. Eligible employees may take two classes (6 hours) per semester and no more than 18 hours per calendar year. The only exception to the 6 hour limitation is in the case that it is required that a lab be taken concurrently with a class and the total credit hours actually equals 7 hours. Eligible spouses and dependents do not have a credit limit.
The tuition waiver covers 100% of the tuition for most courses offered by the University. The exception to this is the Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) program. The tuition waiver covers 15% of tuition for the DBA program.
The tuition waiver may not be used in conjunction with any other University scholarships or any University sponsored community education programs. Full-time Staff and Regular and Affiliate Faculty may take only one class during normal work hours (8:00 a.m. – 5 p.m.) with their supervisor's approval. Part-time employees (employees working 30-39 hours a week) must attend classes outside the normal work hours of their position.
|Employment Status||Tuition Waiver Eligibility||Waiting Period|
|Full-time Staff, Regular, or Affiliate Faculty||Waiver for employee, eligible spouse and eligible dependents||Employee & Spouse – 90 days from employee's date of hire or benefits eligibility.
Child/ren – 6 months from employee's date of hire or benefits eligibility.
|Staff members working 30-39 hours a week||Waiver for employee only||Employee – 90 days from date of hire or benefits eligibility.|
|Staff members working fewer than 30 hours a week, adjunct faculty and temporary employees||Not eligible for Tuition Waiver|