Tuition Waivers

Employee

Full-time employees are eligible to receive a tuition waiver of up to 6 credits per semester. Part-time employees and on-campus adjunct faculty receive up to 4 credits per semester.

Spouse

After a BYU-Idaho employee has completed one year of full-time service if over the age of 27, or two years of full-time service if the employee is younger than age 27, a spouse becomes eligible to receive a tuition waiver of up to 21 credits per semester. This will continue each semester as long as the employee works full time for the university. This waiver can be used for any classes taken with the university, not including Pathway, and is not limited to a degree seeking program.

Retirees and Their Spouses

Employees who have retired from the University with at least 10 years of service are eligible for a tuition waiver for themselves and their spouses. They will each be able to use 21 credits per semester.

Dependents

Once a year of full-time service has been completed, dependent children of employees become eligible for a tuition waiver of up to 76 credits. This tuition waiver can be used at any CES institution for undergraduate courses. Dependents can choose to have the waiver applied in three ways:

  • Full: Covers all credits taken until waiver limit is exhausted.

  • Half: However many credits are taken during each semester, the waiver would cover half of the credits.

  • Deferred: Dependents can choose to defer their tuition waiver, not accessing the benefit until indicated at a later date.

The tuition waiver can only be applied to dependents who are undergraduate degree seeking students. Courses in the Pathway program will not be covered by tuition waiver. While BYU-Idaho dependents must be under the age of 30 to receive the waiver, marital status does not affect eligibility.

Eligibility

Employees are eligible for a tuition waiver immediately after hire. Spouses and dependents become eligible for a tuition waiver after the employee has completed one year of full-time service if the employee is over age 27, and after two years of full-time service if the employee is younger than age 27. Spouses and dependents of retired employees are also eligible for the same tuition waiver as if the employee was active.

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