Tuition Remission

photo of an employee and her daughterWright State University encourages employees and their dependents and contract employees to enroll for classes. For this reason, the university has a tuition and fee remission benefit for all eligible employees, their dependents, and contract employees.

Tax Implication: The federal government treats fees waived for graduate degree courses as income to the employee and therefore taxable.

Policy

FAQs

When the Employee is the Student

  • Who is eligible?

    Those employed at least 75% of full-time over a twelve-month period.

  • How many courses/hours can be taken using the fee remission benefit?

    A total of eight credit hours per semester. (Summer A, B, and/or C are treated as one semester)

  • What is the fee remission benefit for employees?

    All tuition fees are waived.

  • What is the highest degree that can be obtained?

    Ph.D degree.

  • Are there any exclusions?

    Classes in the School of Professional Psychology and the School of Medicine.

  • Is there an application fee to apply to Wright State?

    Employees employed at least 75% over a 12 month period, qualify for a waiver of the undergraduate application fee.  Employees must be applying for an undergraduate degree program to be eligible.  Employees seeking non-degree status do not qualify for the fee waiver.  It’s the employee’s responsibility to notify the Enrollment Processing Office in writing (via email at admissions@wright.edu) of their University employment status at the time of application. 

When a Dependent is the Student

  • Who is eligible?

    An eligible employee’s spouse, children, and step-children. Children and step-children must be eligible tax dependents for federal income tax purposes.

  • How many courses can be taken?

    No limit.

  • What is the fee remission benefit for dependents?

    80% of tuition fees are waived.

  • What is the highest degree that can be obtained?

    Master’s degree.

  • How is this benefit accessed?

    The eligible employee needs to complete a Dependent Authorization Form. The campus network will then include the dependent’s eligibility and he/she can go to the Bursar’s Office after registering for class(es) and "pay" by fee remission.

  • Is there an application fee to apply to Wright State?

    Yes, visit https://www.wright.edu/undergraduate-admissions to view the amount of the application fee.

When a Contract Employee is the Student

  • Who is eligible?

    The contract employee who has been employed one year and is at least 75% of full time based on a twelve month period.

  • How many courses/hours can be taken using the fee remission benefit?

    A total of eight credit hours per semester. (Summer A, B, and/or C are treated as one semester)

  • What is the fee remission benefit?

    All tuition fees are waived.

  • How is this benefit accessed?

    By contacting Gheretta Harris, Executive Director, Campus Auxiliary and Business Services.

  • Is there an application fee to apply to Wright State?

    Yes, visit https://www.wright.edu/undergraduate-admissions to view the amount of the application fee.

When an Adjunct Instructor is the Student

  • Who is eligible?

    Any adjunct who is teaching at least one course (3 credit hours) in the semester they wish to take a graduate course.  

    The graduate remission is for the adjunct only and doesn’t apply to dependents.

  • How many courses/hours can be taken using the graduate fee remission benefit?

    Up to 4 graduate credit hours in the semester they are scheduled to teach.

  • What is the fee remission benefit to the adjunct?

    80% of tuition fees are waived.

  • Are there exclusions?

    Excluded are undergraduate courses and any course that is part of the professional degrees offered in the School of Professional Psychology or Boonshoft School of Medicine.

  • How do I access this benefit?

    Please complete the Application for Special Fee Authorization http://www.wright.edu/sites/www.wright.edu/files/page/attachements/feeremissionauth2.pdf

  • Internal issues: who pays and who reviews program?

    Funding for this program will come from the Graduate School.  The program will be reviewed annually by the Provost office and Graduate School.