Tuition Reduction Benefit Program for Spouses and Dependent Children
This policy establishes a tuition reduction benefit program for spouses and dependent children for Fort Lewis College employees.
Vice President, Finance & Administration
August 5, 2019; updated July 26, 2023
August 5, 2019
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I. Policy Statement
The spouse and/or dependent child (children) of an eligible employee shall be qualified to receive a tuition reduction benefit if admitted to the College and enrolled in a degree program. The spouse and/or dependent child/children of an exempt employee (faculty & professional) or state classified employee who dies while an eligible employee shall continue to be eligible for this program until the dependent child reaches the maximum age for eligibility or, in the case of the spouse, until remarriage. Students must be enrolled in a minimum of 6 credit hours per term to qualify for this award.
II. Reason for Policy
To outline the policy and procedures related to the tuition reduction benefit program.
For following the policy: All employees
For enforcement of the policy: Director, Human Resources
For oversight of the policy: Vice President, Finance & Administration
For notification of policy: Policy Librarian
For procedures implementing the policy: Director, Human Resources
Dependent Children: Defined as natural, step, adopted or foster child under the age of 26 who is considered to be a "dependent" for federal income tax purposes and/or who resides in the employee's household.
Eligible Employee: All exempt and non-temporary state classified employees of 50% time or greater.
Termination of Eligibility: Separation of employment, except in the case of death, shall terminate eligibility for scholarships as of the end of the academic year in which the separation occurs.
Tuition Reduction Benefit: Twenty-five percent of in-state tuition for regular on-campus courses.