Tuition Waiver

Tuition Waiver Benefit Program:

The tuition waiver benefit applies to tuition only for classes taken at UCO. The benefit is defined as the value of eight (8) credit hours of undergraduate general tuition in each academic year not to include differential tuitions or fees. The waiver may be transferred to the employee’s eligible dependents.

Waiting Period:

Eligibility for this benefit is effective after completion of six months of continuous permanent employment starting with the semester which begins after the six month waiting period is met. Six months of continuous permanent employment must occur prior to the tuition due date. Employees may transfer their benefit to their dependents after completion of the six-month waiting period.

Waiver Guidelines and Eligibility:

An application form must be completed seven (7) days prior to the tuition due date every academic year for consideration. Application forms must be submitted to tuitionwaiverbenefit@uco.edu; paper applications will not be accepted.

The following describes the application guidelines and who is eligible for the tuition benefit:

  • Employee                                                                                                                                         Employees using the tuition waiver benefit for themselves do not need to fill-out an application if they  wish to apply standard waiver of four (4) credit hours in the Fall and four (4) credit hours in the Spring. However, he/she must be enrolled in classes at least fifteen (15) days prior to the tuition due date for the upcoming semester. The waiver will be automatically applied to the employees’ bursar accounts by the tuition due date.
  • Dependent Spouse                                                                                                                                     An eligible employee may transfer the tuition benefit to his/her legal spouse.  A proof of relationship may be required before the waiver is approved. Valid documentation includes a Marriage Certificate AND most recent 1040A (Income Tax Return).                                               
  • Dependent Child/Children                                                                                                                         An eligible employee may transfer the tuition benefit to his/her child/children. The benefit is limited to children under the age of 26 at the time of the tuition due date. A proof of relationship may be required before the waiver is approved. Valid documentation includes a Birth Certificate, Court documents establishing legal guardianship, OR most recent 1040A (Income Tax Return). 
  • Retirees                                                                                                                                                     A former UCO employee retired through the Oklahoma Teachers Retirement System (OTRS) with ten (10) years of consecutive service at UCO is eligible to audit coursework at UCO up to six (6) hours per semester, but credit hours are not transferable.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

Waiver Guidelines and Eligibility:

The tuition waiver benefit received by the employees and transferred to an eligible dependent may be taxable.tax-table.jpgRelated Links: 

For more information, contact the Benefits Department: