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Tuition Remission

Tuition remission is provided to full-time Drexel University, Drexel University College of Medicine (DUCOM) and Academy of Natural Sciences (ANS) employees for most University programs as part-time students. The Tuition Remission benefit also provides tuition assistance to qualified spouses, domestic partners and dependent children of eligible full-time faculty and professional staff for undergraduate credit courses taken at Drexel University. For more information on tuition remission, including which Drexel programs are exempt and other stipulations, please review the relevant tuition remission policies.

Tuition Remission for Faculty and Professional Staff

Tuition Remission for Family Members

Submission Process

  1. Complete, print and sign the appropriate form:
  2. Submit the form to Human Resources at (subject title: Tuition Remission) or in-person at 3201 Arch Street, Suite 430, 4th floor. If you wish to begin classes at the start of the academic year, please submit this form by August 1.
  3. If applying for dependent tuition remission, please provide proof of dependency by submitting last year's tax return form.
  4. HR will approve or deny your request based on your current data in the Drexel Employee Database.
  5. Results will be communicated to Drexel Central.

Before applying, please review the relevant Tuition Remission Policy, and note the following:

  1. Eligible employees may take a maximum of three undergraduate or two graduate courses per term.
  2. Tuition remission is considered a fringe benefit, which ends immediately upon termination.
  3. Tuition remission will be reduced by your PHEAA Grants. Tuition remission will also affect Drexel need-based and Drexel non-need-based (merit) financial aid.
  4. Graduate tuition remission for employees may be taxable according to IRS guidelines.
  5. Only full-time employees (and their dependents) are eligible for tuition remission. Full-time employees are eligible for 100 percent, while their dependents can be eligible for 20-100 percent based on the employee's length of service.

Taxability of Graduate Tuition Remission

Due to IRS tax code, if you take more than $5,250 of graduate coursework a year, any amount above $5,250 is considered taxable by the government.

For employees of the Academy of Natural Sciences (ANS), if you take more than $5,250 of undergraduate or graduate coursework a year, any amount above $5,250 is considered taxable by the government.

For more information, please read the Taxability of Graduate Tuition Remission handout [PDF].