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Tuition Benefits

USF offers the following tuition benefits: Tuition Remission and Tuition Exchange (TE) and Faculty Children Exchange Program (FACHEX).

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 (RDPs) and IRS tax 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.

Who is eligible to apply?
What courses are NOT covered by tuition remission?
What is the application process?
Is the tuition remission benefit taxable?

Tuition Remission Application Process

To initiate the Tuition Remission process, you must submit a Tuition Remission Application for each semester that you would like to use the benefit. In addition to the application, employees need to submit specific documentation if a spouse, RDP or IRS tax dependent child is applying for the benefit. For more information about dependent eligibility, please review Eligible Family Members for USF Benefit Coverage and the Tuition Remission Eligibility webpage.

Semester Filing Period Final Date Accepted*
Summer Semester March 1-15 March 15
Fall Semester June 2-20 June 20
Intersession & Spring Semesters October 20 - November 7 November 7

*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 considering enrollment or who has not yet received acceptance in a program should submit a Tuition Remission Application by the deadline because applications may 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 that employees must submit a Tuition Remission Application for each semester that they or their 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

TE and FACHEX programs provide the opportunity for eligible IRS tax dependent children of full-time faculty and staff to possibly receive an award for an undergraduate degree at a participating member institution. Be sure to review the TE institutions and FACHEX institutions who participate. 

Applying for a TE or FACHEX award does not guarantee acceptance at that institution or ensure that an award will be granted. Award criteria is set by the institution at which the child is applying, and as with most award decisions, the process is competitive and can be primarily based on academic credentials.

For more information, please review the FACHEX and Tuition Exchange Programs FAQs.

USF accepts TE and FACHEX applications from September 1st to November 14th each year.