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Tuition Remission

Tuition remission is provided to full-time Drexel University, Drexel University Online (DUO) 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 Applications

Apply for Drexel University Tuition Remission online through the DrexelOne portal. This automated application process is in effect for full-time benefits-eligible faculty members and professional staff, as well as their qualified family members.

The Online Submission Process

Step 1: Log in to DrexelOne.
Step 2: Click on the Employee tab.
Step 3: Under "My Benefits," select "Tuition Remission."
Step 4: Select "Tuition Benefit Form Entry."
Step 5: Choose either "Applying as an Employee" or "Applying for my Dependent/Spouse/Domestic Partner."
Application for Self:
1. Indicate Student Type and Academic Term and click Continue.
2. Verify the requested information and click Submit.
Employees applying for tuition remission for themselves must complete the online application process before every academic year for which they intend to register. Applications are due by July 1, prior to the start of the upcoming academic year. Please review the HR-22 policy for complete details.
Application for Family Member:
1. Indicate Academic Year.
2. Enter beneficiary (ies). You can select from drop down, or click on the magnifying glass icon to search.
3. Upload required dependent verification documentation. You cannot proceed without supplying documentation.
4. Click Submit.
Qualified family member tuition remission applications follow the same timeline used by families to apply for institutional grants and scholarships. For timeline details, please review the HR-23 policy.


  • If you are applying for yourself AND a family member, you will need to complete two separate applications.
  • Full-time benefits-eligible employees will receive an automated notification that the application was submitted. Once Human Resources verifies eligibility, another notice will be emailed detailing status of the application.
  • Employees will also be able to view their status via DrexelOne; Employee Services; click on Tuition Benefit Form Status.
  • Eligible employees may take a maximum of three undergraduate or two graduate courses per term.
  • Tuition remission is considered a fringe benefit, which ends immediately upon termination.
  • 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.
  • Graduate tuition remission for employees may be taxable according to IRS guidelines.

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].