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Tuition Benefits

USF offers Tuition Remission and Tuition Exchange (TE) and Faculty Children Exchange Program (FACHEX) benefits. If you have additional questions after reviewing this webpage, please email tuitionremission@usfca.edu or call (415) 422-2442.

Tuition Remission Applications for Fall 2015 will be accepted June 2 through June 20

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TE/FACHEX Applications accepted annually from September 1 through November 14

Tuition Remission

As part of USF’s comprehensive benefits package, eligible employees and family members can further their education, enhance their skills and pursue career development through Tuition Remission.

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?
Is the tuition remission benefit taxable?

Tuition Remission Application Process

A new Tuition Remission Application must be submitted online for each semester that the benefit is requested. Applications are accepted during the filing periods listed below and may not be accepted after the due date. Any employee or eligible dependent considering enrollment or who has not yet received acceptance in a program should submit a Tuition Remission Application. The individual interested in taking courses must contact the Office of Admissions regarding how to apply for a program and/or how to enroll in classes.

Semester Filing Period Final Due Date*
Summer Semester March 1-15 March 15
Fall Semester June 2-20 June 20
Intersession & Spring Semesters October 20 - November 12 November 12

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

Tuition Remission Additional Documents

If someone other than the employee is applying for the benefit, appropriate documentation specified below must be submitted to tuitionremission@usfca.edu or the Office of Human Resources in Lone Mountain Main 339 in addition to the online application.

Student Documentation Due Date
Spouse Marriage Certificate* By filing period deadline, if first time applying for benefit
Registered Domestic Partner (RDP) California RDP Certificate* By filing period deadline, if first time applying for benefit
Dependent Child Birth Certificate* or adoption/court document* certifying custody AND
P. 1 of employee's Tax Return from prior year (redact SSNs and financial information)
By filing period deadline, if first time applying for benefit
By filing period deadline, if first time applying for benefit and annually thereafter during the Fall filing period

*if previously provided to Human Resources for another benefit, you do not need to submit again


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.