U-M raises tuition support for staff
By Dave Reid / HR Communications
It now costs less for many U-M employees to continue their education.
Effective Aug. 1, the University raised the dollar amount of tuition
assistance available to staff members. Under the Universitys
Tuition Support Program, full-time staff members taking non-U-M
courses are eligible for 75 percent of the cost of in-state tuition
plus registration fees or $919 per term, whichever is less.
This represents an increase of 7.9 percent to the previous ceiling,
the same percentage as the resident undergraduate tuition increase
approved by the Board of Regents July 18.
Part-time staff members with at least a 50 percent appointment
are eligible for tuition support proportional to their appointment
fraction. For example, a part-time staff member with an 80 percent
appointment would be eligible for $551 (80 percent of 75 percent
is 60 percent, 60 percent of $919 is $551), or 60 percent of the
sum of in-state tuition plus registration fees.
Full-time staff members enrolled in U-M courses continue to be
eligible for 75 percent of the cost of in-state tuition plus registration
fees for up to four credit hours per term. Part-time staff members
with at least a 50 percent appointment are eligible for tuition
support proportional to their appointment.
To offer more accessibility and more generous educational benefits
to staff members, the tuition support ceiling is adjusted annually
by a percentage equal to the average percentage increase in the
resident undergraduate tuition at U-MAnn Arbor. Full text
on the Tuition Support Program (SPG 201.69) is available in the
Standard Practice Guide at http://www.umich.edu/~spgonlin/.
Prior approval for tuition support is required from the unit supervisor.
Employees covered by collective bargaining agreements should consult
the agreement for details on tuition support.
For more information, contact Academic and Staff HR Services at
(734) 763-2387 or send e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org