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Reduced Tuition for Spouse/Child

Who is Eligible for Spouse/Child REDUCED Tuition Benefits?

Generally Full-Time Employees (an appointment of 100%) are eligible for REDUCED Tuition benefits for their Spouse/Child, subject to the following:

Eligible Employee for REDUCED Tuition for their Spouse/Child

Non-Represented

Full-Time

AAUP-AFT

Full-Time or Fractional Time

+ Certain deceased  or disabled former members

P&A

Full-Time or Fractional Time

Staff Assn

Full-Time or Fractional Time

AFSCME

Full-Time

Public Safety

Full-Time

+ Certain deceased former members

SEIU

Full-Time

Building Trades

Full-Time

Operating Engineers

Full-Time

Operating Engineer Supervisors

Full-Time

HERE

Full-Time

HERE - Housing

Full-Time

GEOC and Grad Assts

Full-Time or Fractional Time

 

PLEASE NOTE:

  • Generally “Spouse” means (a) the person to whom the Eligible Employee is legally wed (Spouse), or  (b) the same-sex partner or the opposite-sex partner – called Other Eligible Person (OEP) - of an Eligible EMPLOYEE.
  • The status of Spouse or OEP must be met as of the first day of classes for the term for which benefits are requested.  The OEP status is verified by completion of the Health Benefits Form for DP/OEP. See /hr/tcw/other-benefits/oep.php for instructions.
  • Generally “Child” means a child or stepchild of an Eligible Employee and/or his/her Spouse or Other Eligible Person AND who is less than 26 years as of the first day of classes for the term for which benefits are requested. The child does NOT have to be an IRS dependent of the Eligible Employee.
  • Certain children of former Employees are eligible for REDUCED Tuition: (a) AAUP-AFT bargaining unit members who were holding tenure or employment security status and who died or became disabled while employed at WSU, or (b) Police Officers Labor Council bargaining unit members who had 10 years or more of service who died while employed at WSU.

What are the course and credit limits?

For Spouse/Children, there are NO course or credit limits for Spouse/Child REDUCED Tuition benefits, except that Spouse/Child REDUCED Tuition does not cover coursework for the MD, JD or PharmD programs.

What Events Result in Forfeited Benefits?

Benefits will be forfeited and the charges will be owed by the EMPLOYEE or student under the following circumstances:

Payroll Status:

  • The Employee must remain on the WSU payroll until the date the term ends for which benefits are requested, except that if the Employee is subject to a layoff, RIF or leave of absence, the EMPLOYEE retains the EMPLOYEE tuition benefit for that term.
  • If the Employee resigns or is terminated for other reasons before the date the term ends, the EMPLOYEE tuition benefit will be forfeited and the Employee will be responsible for payment of all charges for that term.  
  • If the Employee resigns, is terminated, is subject to a layoff, RIF or leave of absence before the date the term ends, the REDUCED Tuition Benefit for Spouse/Child is NOT forfeited; however no future REDUCED Tuition Benefits will be granted unless the EMPLOYEE again becomes an Eligible Employee.

Passing Grade and Incomplete Coursework:

  • The Employee must earn a passing grade which for undergraduate courses is  “D” or better and for graduate courses is “C” or better.   Grades of “S” and “P” are also considered passing grades.
  • Passing Grades are required for Spouse/Children of Eligible Employees represented by P&A union, Staff Association union, AFSCME union, Public Safety union, and the SEIU union.
  • TCW processes a grade report after the close of each term to determine whether a passing grade was achieved and whether the student dropped a course, withdrew from a course, or took an incomplete for the course.  TCW will re-process the benefit and the benefit for any course without a passing grade will be cancelled (forfeited) and the student will be responsible for payment of charges related to that course for that term, including any registration fees.
  • The student should notify TCW of any subsequent grade changes which will result in restoration of his/her benefit, provided the grade is changed within 12 months from the end of the term for which benefits were originally requested.

 

Passing Grade for
SPOUSE/CHILD Required

Non-Represented

No

AAUP-AFT

No

P&A

Yes

Staff Assn

Yes

AFSCME

Yes

Public Safety

Yes

SEIU

Yes

Building Trades

No

Operating Engineers

No

Operating Engineer Supervisors

No

HERE

No

HERE - Housing

No