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Tuition Benefit Program

ECS Students Receiving Tuition Benefit

Students hired as a TA, RA, GA or have received a GF are eligible for tuition benefit.  

Students participating in the TBP must be:

• Full-time, matriculated graduate students in good standing maintain cumulative GPA of 3.0. Students on academic probation are not eligible for a Graduate School tuition benefit.

• TBP full-time student status means registration for at least nine credit hours throughout the semester (Fall and Spring).  RAs must not exceed 11 credit hours in Fall and Spring semesters and three credit hours in Summer semester.

TPB covers:

• Non-resident and resident tuition is covered in full,

• Undergraduate, contract, and/or audited courses, repeated courses, and credit/noncredit courses count toward the required minimum nine credit hours but do not qualify for a tuition benefit. The benefit will not pay for those courses.

Restrictions

A graduate tuition benefit is available only to graduate students compensated through the University of Utah. The TBP covers general graduate tuition and mandatory fees. Differential tuition charged by various university graduate and professional programs is the responsibility of the graduate student, department, and/or college. Students may participate in the TBP for a limited number of semesters, which need not be sequential. Time limits for participation in the TBP are as follows:

1.       Students in a master’s program are limited to two years (four semesters) of tuition benefit support.

2.       Students in a doctoral program who entered with a bachelor’s degree are limited to five years (10 semesters) of tuition benefit support.

3.       Students in a doctoral program who also received a master’s degree at the University of Utah are limited to five years of tuition benefit support (two years for a master’s + three additional years for a doctorate).

4.       Students entering a doctoral program with a master’s degree from another university are eligible for four years (eight semesters) of tuition benefit support.

IMPORTANT: Students adding and/or dropping courses after the semester’s published add/drop deadlines are responsible for any and all charges incurred, including withdrawals. Tuition benefit will not pay for withdrawn credit hours, and if registration falls below nine credit hours at any time during the semester, a student becomes ineligible for TBP participation and will be billed the full tuition for that semester.

Registration Requirements

Students participating in the TBP must be:

·         full-time, matriculated graduate students in good standing

·         maintain cumulative GPA of 3.0 (Law School, 2.0). Students on academic probation are not eligible for a Graduate School tuition benefit.

·         TBP full-time student status means registration for at least nine credit hours throughout the semester (Fall and Spring). This provision does not affect full-time definitions or requirements currently employed for the purpose of loan repayment, student insurance, or other reporting requirements.

·         FTE cannot exceed .74. An FTE of .5 is the recommended maximum.

TBP covers:

·         9-12 graduate credit hours per semester during Fall and Spring, except for RAs whose tuition benefit is a minimum of nine and a maximum of 11 credit hours in Fall and Spring semesters and three credit hours in Summer semester.

·         Non-resident tuition is covered in full, except for in cases of RAs who have exceeded 84 cumulative credit hours. At that point, the benefit will only cover resident tuition for RAs. This condition will be implemented in the semester when cumulative registration exceeds 84 credit hours as a University of Utah graduate student. Please ensure that students apply for state residency as soon as they are eligible. RA’s who have finished their coursework may register for 9 thesis hours ONLY to avoid being charged nonresident tuition.

·         Undergraduate, contract, and/or audited courses, repeated courses, and credit/noncredit courses count toward the required minimum nine credit hours but do not qualify for a tuition benefit. The benefit will not pay for those courses. A student registered for fewer than nine credit hours may make up the difference by registering for 6970, 6980, 7970, 7980, or other appropriate graduate credit. Students may register for a maximum 16 semester hours but are responsible for tuition for hours exceeding 12 credits.

*****IMPORTANT: Students adding and/or dropping courses after the semester’s published add/drop deadlines are responsible for any and all charges incurred, including withdrawals. Tuition benefit will not pay for withdrawn credit hours, and if registration falls below nine credit hours at any time during the semester, a student becomes ineligible for TBP participation and will be billed the full tuition for that semester.

 

Graduate Subsidized Health Insurance Program

Subsidized insurance is available to TAs and RAs who are receiving a full 100% tuition benefit.  They may hold both a TA and an RA position (with the total adding up to 100% tuition benefit) to qualify. The insurance is the same Student Health Insurance policy offered to all U of U students, as well as dental and vision insurance provided through Educators Mutual Insurance. Coverage for dependents is not subsidized. Rates and brochures are available at www.uhcsr.com/utah and https://emihealth.com/groupplans/refid/ugrads

Qualifying students are billed for 20% of the premium through Income Accounting.  The Graduate School pays the remaining 80% at the start of the semester. Throughout the semester, The Graduate School is reimbursed via bi-monthly payroll deductions from the TA benefit pool or RA benefit allotment.

Rates and brochures for the health insurance policy are available online at www.uhcsr.com/utah.   

Students who are not eligible for the subsidized program, but would like to enroll in the program at their own cost, should contact:

Student Health Services

Madsen Health Center Level 1

555 Foothill Blvd.

Salt Lake City, UT, 84112

Additional information is available from Student Health Services (http://www.studenthealth.utah.edu/).

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Last Updated: 11/16/17