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Tuition Benefits

USF offers two kinds of tuition benefits: (1) Tuition Remission and (2) Tuition Exchange (TE) and Faculty Children Exchange Program (FACHEX).

Fall 2014 Tuition Remission Applications

The deadline for filing the Fall 2014 Tuition Remission Application has passed. To apply after the deadline, please complete a paper Tuition Remission Application and submit with any applicable documentation. However, due to your late submission, there may be a delay in the processing and posting of your tuition benefit.

Paper applications can be submitted to, the Office of Human Resources, Lone Mountain 339, or via fax to (415) 386-1074. All other documentation can be submitted via fax to (415) 386-1074, USPS, interoffice mail, or in person to Human Resources, LMM 339.

As a reminder, if you are applying for a tax dependent as defined by the IRS, for verification purposes please send the first page of your 2013 Tax Return via fax, USPS, interoffice mail, or in person at the Human Resources front desk. Please also submit the tax dependent's birth certificate if you have not previously done so.

If you have additional questions, please email or call (415) 422-2442.

Tuition Remission

As part of USF’s comprehensive benefits package, eligible faculty and staff and their families can further their education, enhance their skills and pursue career development through USF’s Tuition Remission program.

Tuition Remission is a waiver of tuition and is available to employees and their eligible family members who qualify and are admitted for enrollment at USF. Employees, spouses/Registered Domestic Partners (RDP) and IRS-defined dependent children are eligible for 100% tuition remission when they meet specific eligibility requirements.

The benefits apply to tuition only; all non-tuition expenses and fees are the responsibility of the student.

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Tuition Remission Application Process

To initiate the Tuition Remission process, you must submit a Tuition Remission Application (see the bottom of the page) for each semester in which you would like to use the benefit. In addition to the application, employees need to submit specific documentation if they have a spouse, RDP or IRS tax dependent applying for the benefit. For more information about dependent eligibility, please see “Who is eligible to apply”.

Semester Filing Period Final Date Accepted
Summer Semester March 1-15 March 15
Fall Semester June 2-20 June 20
Intersession & Spring Semesters November 1-15 November 15

**If these dates fall on a weekend or holiday, then the due date is the first business day following the stated due date.

Any employee thinking about enrolling or, who has not yet received acceptance in a program, should submit a Tuition Remission Application by the deadline, since applications will not be accepted after the due date. Please note that the person interested in taking courses must contact the Office of Admissions regarding how to apply for a program and/or how to enroll in classes. Please also note: employees must submit a Tuition Remission Application for each semester they or eligible dependents will be using the tuition remission benefit. Tuition Remission Applications will only be accepted during the filing period.

Enrollment in classes during regularly scheduled work hours is not permitted for members of:

  • University of San Francisco Faculty Association (USFFA)
  • University of San Francisco Public Safety Officers Association (PSOA)
  • Office and Professional Employees Union (OPE,) Local 3
  • International Union of Operating Engineers, Stationary Local 39
  • Service Employees International Union (SEIU), Local 1877

With written permission from your supervisor and/or Dean/Vice President, enrollment in classes during regularly scheduled work hours may be permitted for:

  • Administrative staff
  • Association of Law Professors (ALP) Members
  • Executive officers

You must secure written permission from your supervisor and/or Dean/Vice President before submitting your application for a graduate degree program.

CPS Legacy Adjunct Faculty – Please contact the Office of Human Resources for information.


TE and FACHEX are reciprocal programs for dependent children of employees, offering undergraduate scholarship exchanges at participating institutions. FACHEX is for Jesuit institutions only (except for Georgetown), and TE includes over 600 other, participating private institutions.  For more information, visit the Tuition Exchange website, and review the FACHEX and Tuition Exchange Programs FAQs.

USF accepts TE and FACHEX applications from September 1st to November 15th each year.