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Apply for Tuition Remission
Apply for tuition remission as a retired or current employee.
Employees and their family members who are eligible for tuition remission and are admitted to schools within the University System of Maryland and reciprocal institutions (Morgan State University, St. Mary’s College of Maryland and Baltimore City Community College) may apply for tuition remission. Tuition Remission is a waiver of tuition and applies to tuition only for credited courses; all non-tuition expenses and fees are the responsibility of the student. Tuition remission also applies to fellows, graduate research assistants, and graduate teaching assistants but does not apply to their spouses and dependents. Contingent Category II employees are eligible for tuition remission for the employee only and the tuition remission only applies to courses taken at UMB.
For more information regarding these services please review the Tuition Remission website or contact your Human Resources representative.
Review the current USM Tuition Deadlines and Restrictions for the attending school. This information is regularly updated on the Human Resources website.
Faculty and Staff
- Go to the application instructions for faculty and staff.
- Review the deadlines and restrictions chart for the corresponding semester posted on the Tuition Remission website. The deadline link appears in the application instructions. The deadlines for courses are set by each campus. Go to Tuition Remission Online Request
- Log in to the online tuition remission online system using your UMID login and password.
- Complete the online Tuition Remission Request. The account number in section #17 of the tuition remission request must be provided by the department of the employee requesting tuition remission.
- Review and print the completed request.
- Submit the form; this step ensures your request is complete. An email will immediately be sent to the requestor confirming receipt of the application.
- Sign the completed form.
- Obtain authorized signature from Department Head or designee.
- Make a copy of the completed Tuition Remission Request for personal records.
- If request is being submitted for a graduate level course that qualifies as a working condition fringe benefit, attach supporting documentation to the request.
- If request is being submitted past the date indicated on the Tuition Remission Deadline Chart for the attending school, supporting documentation explaining the reason for the late request must be attached to the Tuition Remission Request. The Tuition Remission Request and late request memo will require Human Resources’ approval with final approval granted by the attending school.
- Return the completed request form to:
620 W. Lexington Street, 3rd Floor
Baltimore, MD 21201.
- An email will sent confirming the approval of eligibility. Final approval is granted by the attending school.
- If you have any questions regarding Tuition Remission, please contact the Human Resources office at: 410-706-2616.
- Go to the application instructions for retirees.
- Review the deadlines and restrictions chart for the corresponding semester posted on the Tuition Remission website. The deadline link appears in the application instructions. The deadlines are set by each campus where the courses are being taken.
- Go to the Retiree Tuition Remission Request form.
- Complete the online portion of the Request and click “Submit” to download the paper portion of the Tuition Remission Request form.
- Print the Tuition Remission Request form and complete all sections.
- Print and review the Tuition Remission Tax Chart A PDF.
- Print and complete the Tuition Remission Affidavit A PDF .
- Print and read the Retiree Spouse Dependent Taxability W-4 Form Letter. PDF
- Print and compete IRS Form W-4 PDF. Please contact a tax professional if you have questions about completing this form.
- If request is being submitted past the date indicated on the Tuition Remission Deadline Chart for the attending school, supporting documentation explaining the reason for the late request - need link must be attached to the Tuition Remission Request/Affidavit A. The Tuition Remission Request and late request memo will require Human Resources’ approval with final approval granted by the attending school.
- Return completed and signed Tuition Remission Request, Affidavit A, IRS Form W-4 form, and late request (if applicable) to:
620 W. Lexington Street, 3rd Floor
Baltimore, MD 21201
- Make a copy of the completed Tuition Remission Request, Tuition Remission Affidavit A and IRS Form W-4 for personal records.
- If you have any questions regarding Tuition Remission, please contact the Human Resources at: 410-706-2616.
Important Tax Reminder: The value of some tuition remission benefits may be considered taxable income per IRS guidelines. Consult your tax advisor. If you are an employee and your tuition remission benefits are taxable, additional tax deductions for one or more pay periods each semester will be withheld as determined by the Maryland Central Payroll Bureau. Employees will be notified approximately one week before the additional deductions commence. See Tuition Remission Taxation Chart for additional information. If you are a retiree, you will be billed for the taxable amount. If a retiree does not pay the taxable amount within 120 days, the amount due will be sent to the Maryland Central Collections Unit, and the retiree may not receive future tuition remission benefits until the tax bill is paid.