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TUITION WAIVER & EXCHANGE

Tuition Waiver

Tuition Waiver (also known as Tuition Remission) is a program which allows eligible employees and their eligible dependents to attend Elmira College credit-bearing classes full-time or part-time without paying the full tuition.

This is a tuition (only) benefit. Only credit-bearing courses are covered by the Tuition Waiver program. Non-credit and certificate courses are not eligible.

Other fees, campus housing, board, books, and other educational expenses are not included. Exceptions to these policies may be authorized by the Vice President for Finance and Administration.
Employees should contact the Office of Human Resources to determine if they or their dependent are *eligible for the Tuition Waiver benefit. Qualification as an eligible employee begins on the first day of employment and ends on the last day of employment.

*Participation in this program is contingent upon acceptance under the standard eligibility requirements applied to all applicants. Standard enrollment and registration procedures must be followed, whether full-time or part-time.
All Tuition Waiver requests must be submitted one week prior to registering. Full-time Tuition Waivers must be annually submitted before June 1st so that the waiver can appear as a credit on the first bill.

Contact the Office of Human Resourcess for further questions.
Once *eligibility is approved, employees should complete the Tuition Waiver and Tuition Exchange Request Form. Additionally, employees who register for six or more credits must file the FAFSA to apply for federal and state grants. Any federal or state grant received will replace (on a dollar for dollar basis) the College's contribution to the tuition remission for the eligible employee.
 
Graduate Assistants should apply via the GA Tuition Waiver Request Form.

Contact the Office of Human Resources for further questions.

*Participation in this program is contingent upon acceptance under the standard eligibility requirements applied to all applicants. Standard enrollment and registration procedures must be followed, whether full-time or part-time.

Tuition Exchange

Tuition Exchange is a program which allows certain eligible dependent children of eligible employees to attend one of approximately six hundred other institutions without paying the full tuition.

Employees should contact the Office of Human Resources to determine if their dependent is *eligible for the Tuition Exchange benefit. Employees should also complete the Tuition Waiver and Tuition Exchange Request Form.

*Being eligible for the Tuition Exchange benefit and applying for Tuition Exchange is NOT a guarantee that they will receive a scholarship. The college that the dependent is applying to will determine if the scholarship is awarded.
It is important to begin the process early by filling out the online application between September 1 and November 15 of the year prior to the dependent's expected enrollment. Employees should also email Lorraine Mothershed, Elmira College Director of Financial Aid, with their dependent's name and the names of the colleges they have applied for through the Tuition Exchange program.

Contact Lorraine Mothershed for further questions.
Once *eligibility is approved, employees should complete the Tuition Exchange application process online at https://telo.tuitionexchange.org/apply.cfm. Additionally, employees should email Lorraine Mothershed, Elmira College Director of Financial Aid, with their dependent's name and the names of the colleges they have applied for through the Tuition Exchange program.

The employee's dependent must also be sure to apply for admission through each college's admission process and complete the FAFSA.

Contact Lorraine Mothershed for further questions.

*Being eligible for the Tuition Exchange benefit and applying for Tuition Exchange is NOT a guarantee that they will receive a scholarship. The college that the dependent is applying to will determine if the scholarship is awarded.