This procedure describes which employees are eligible for tuition waivers, the extent of the tuition waiver benefit, and the process for requesting a tuition waiver. Those who are eligible for the tuition waiver benefit are active employees, employees' family members, eligible retirees, Goshen Fire Department volunteers, and College Now high school teachers.
Eligibility for Benefits
Tuition waiver benefits for active employees, employees' family members, and eligible retirees are defined in each employee group's collective bargaining agreement or working agreement.
Employees who are not eligible for tuition-free classes under a working agreement, but are actively working during the current term are eligible to have one class waived.
Volunteers and employees under the Student Learn and Earn and Federal Work Study programs, are not eligible for tuition waivers.
The tuition waiver only waives the tuition fee and only credit class(es). The tuition waiver benefit cannot be used to waive other fees. The student is responsible for the payment of these charges.
Tuition waiver forms are not required for employees in budgeted positions. Tuition will be waived once the term begins.
Part-time employees, employees' family members, eligible retirees, Goshen Fire Department volunteers, and College Now high school teachers must submit the appropriate electronic Tuition Waiver form to Human Resources before tuition will be waived. Forms are located on the Human Resources forms page, under Benefit Forms/Tuition Waiver Forms: Tuition Waiver Form (Family), Tuition Waiver Form (Part-Time), Tuition Waiver Form (Retired), Tuition Waiver Form (Goshen Fire Department Volunteers), and Tuition Waiver Form (College Now High School Teachers).
Family members must be pre-certified for the family tuition waiver benefit before the student begins the class registration process. This certification is required one time only for the family members of employees in budgeted positions. The process must be repeated each term for the family members of all other eligible employees. Completed forms are sent electronically to the Human Resources Office for processing.
Classes Taken During Regular Work Hours
Employees are responsible for obtaining the approval of the department administrator before enrolling in classes during regular working hours. In certain situations, the department administrator may wish to approve release time for the class if it is work-related.
For assistance with the tuition waiver process, contact Human Resources.