Regular part-time and full-time employees and their families may take advantage of the University's tuition waiver program to work toward a degree or improve their job skills.
Regular faculty and staff employed for a minimum of 20 hours per week may receive a tuition waiver for up to eight (8) credit hours per semester, a maximum of 16 credit hours per academic year at any University of Alaska campus.
Spouses and/or dependent children of UA employees are eligible for the tuition waiver. Dependent children must be under the age of 24.
Questions on the tuition waiver should be directed to each local campus. Contact information can be found under "how to apply."
Employees may take up to eight (8) credit hours of University course credits per semester, to a maximum of 16 credit hours per academic year without paying tuition.
The academic year begins in fall, and ends with the summer semester.
Course fees other than tuition, such as lab, supply or technology fees, student activity or health center fees, and books, etc., are not covered by the tuition waiver and are the student’s responsibility.
Employees may take up to three credit hours during working hours without being required to make up the time if the course will enhance job-related skills or knowledge. Prior approval must be granted by the employee's supervisor and the appropriate forms completed.
Employees may have course charges waived for up to four (4) non-credit courses from a UA-approved list per semester, with prior approval from your supervisor. These non-credit courses are designed to enhance job-related skills and work performance.
If the courses taken are considered graduate level courses, the value of these classes will be added to the employee’s gross income and taxed as if it were regular earnings. If the employee is taking graduate-level courses that are a requirement of an employee's position, these courses may not be subject to taxation.
An employee's spouse and dependent children through age 23 may take University course credits without limitation or a tuition fee (self-support courses excluded).
The value of these courses will be added to the employee’s gross income and taxed as if it were regular earnings.