Employees who have completed the 120-day equivalent waiting period from their date of hire may apply for the tuition waiver benefit.
An employee, and their eligible dependents, may apply for the tuition waiver so long as the employee has met the waiting period equivalent by the last day to elect courses for credit (i.e. late registration) set by the University Registrar for the semester. The Tuition Waiver Request must also be completed by the late registration deadline. The tuition waiver benefit includes general and instructional fees waived for full-time faculty and staff members, their spouses, domestic partners and qualified dependent children in accordance with University Policy 3342-6-09.1.
Before submitting the request, employees should read through the policy in its entirety for understanding, make sure that the person for whom they are requesting tuition benefits (1) has been admitted to the university; and (2) has a Proof of Dependency Status Form (PDF) on file (for dependents who are to utilize the tuition benefit). In addition, employees who are Out-of-State can review the Ohio Residency information found on the Registrar's website.
Through the university Flashline portal, employees can submit their request under the "Tuition Waiver Benefit Request" workflow.
To submit a tuition waiver request, follow these steps:
- Log onto FlashLine
- Select Employee / Workflow / HR & Employee Workflows
Under the HR & Employee Workflows, scroll to Tuition Waiver Benefit Request; follow the directions on the form to submit your request. Full-time employees only need to submit the tuition waiver workflow once for each dependent child as the waiver will roll forward for subsequent semesters. However, should a dependent child change from undergraduate level to graduate level coursework, a new tuition waiver benefit request should be submitted along with a Proof of Dependency Status Form (PDF). Tuition waivers for an employee or their spouse/domestic partner must be submitted for each semester that a tuition waiver benefit is being requested.
Note: Should an employee change departments or employment status, a new tuition waiver benefit workflow must be submitted.
Part-time classified hourly or unclassified administrative staff who have worked a minimum of 1,250 hours within the previous 12 months prior to the start of the semester are eligible for a four credit-hour waiver. There are no tuition waiver benefits for dependents of part-time employees.
- Policy 6-09.1 University Policy and Procedure Regarding Tuition Benefits
- Tuition Benefit Request for ROTC Staff, Retirees & Disabled Employees (PDF)
- Tuition Benefit Request for DEPENDENTS of ROTC Staff, Retirees, Disabled or Deceased Employees (PDF)
- Proof of Dependency Status Form (PDF)
If a student is a recipient of a tuition-specific scholarship awarded by any department or campus of Kent State University, the scholarship will be canceled if the student chooses to receive the tuition waiver benefit. For questions related to tuition scholarships, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.