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Children and Legal Dependents of Employees Tuition Grant

Children and Legal Dependents of Employees Tuition GrantA tuition grant of 100% of tuition for programs at CSP is given to the children and legal dependents of full-time employees of CSP after one year of continuous employment.  This grant is applied after all other grants and scholarships including (but not limited to) state, federal, institutional and private, have been applied towards applicable fees for tuition costs each year.  The Children and Legal Dependents of Employees Tuition Grant requires completion of the FAFSA form one time each year.  This grant is available at the beginning of the semester following completion of one full year of continuous employment.

Part Time Employees

The children and legal dependents of part-time regular employees are given a tuition grant according to the FTE percentage. The following categories are used to determine the amount of the grant:

If the part-time employee works 20-29 hours per week, the child or legal dependent receives a 50% tuition grant. If the part-time employee works 30-39 hours per week, the child or legal dependent receives a 75% tuition grant.

A parent must be employed a minimum of 20 hours per week on a continuous basis to be eligible for the grant. If more than one parent is employed part-time by CSP, the part-time tuition grant will be awarded on the basis of the parent with the greater number of FTE.

Temporary employees are not eligible for the grant.

Stipulations of the Grant

The calculation of the amount of the grant is made on the first day of the semester in which the child or legal dependent is enrolled, regardless of any modification of employee hours worked during that semester.

Fees assessed other than tuition are paid by the registered student. The following specifications apply to the awarding of the grant:

Sons, daughters, and legal dependents of employees who are registered at CSP are eligible to apply. Eligible students may not have completed a baccalaureate degree at any institution.

The grant is not determined on ‘Financial Need / EFC’ as outlined by the US Department of Education in conjunction with the FAFSA.

Students who wish to apply student loans in conjunction with the CSP Children and Legal Dependents of Employees Tuition Grant may be awarded up to the published cost of attendance (Tuition and fees, books and supplies, and living costs).This grant is applied after all other grants and scholarships including (but not limited to) state, federal, institutional and private, have been applied towards applicable fees for tuition costs each year.  The Children and Legal Dependents of Employees Tuition Grant requires completion of the FAFSA form once annually.

The student must maintain satisfactory academic progress and remain in good standing per the student’s program requirements to qualify for continued receipt of the grant.

The student must complete the financial aid application each year.

If more than one parent is employed by CSP, a dependent student shall receive one tuition grant, not one per parent employed by CSP. If more than one dependent child is attending CSP, each is eligible to receive a dependent tuition grant.

The tuition benefit terminates once the student is awarded the first bachelor’s degree or has completed the equivalent of 8 full-time semesters at CSP, whichever occurs first.  Exceptions to the maximum timeframe for attendance may be granted under an appeal process.

There is no benefit for children and legal dependents of employees toward a graduate degree.

Employment Disability and Continued Grant Status

The tuition benefit at CSP also applies to the children of employees who become disabled while employed by CSP and continue to be unable to work. The tuition grant will be applied using the employee’s FTE percentage at the time of the disability.

Employee and Spouse Tuition Waivers

CSP offers a tuition waiver plan to full-time employees (75% of tuition waived) and their spouses (50% of tuition waived) beginning the semester after completion of one full year of continuous employment. Part-time employees are eligible for a prorated portion of the tuition waiver based on their FTE percentage.

A participant in this benefit must maintain satisfactory academic progress and remain in good standing per the academic program requirements to qualify for continued receipt of the tuition waiver.

An employee or spouse seeking a degree must apply and be accepted for admission to CSP.  Employees or a spouse seeking to take classes where space is available but not work toward a degree must complete a visiting student form in the Registrar’s office.  A class taken while in visiting student status may not be taken concurrently with any other CSP class.

Application for the tuition waiver benefit must be made by the employee through the Human Resources office before registration in any class may take place. Any employee who does not complete this form in advance of attendance will be financially responsible for all tuition associated with any class attended.  There is no benefit for any course that is delivered individually, e.g. independent study, music lessons, etc. Degree-seeking employees or spouses enrolled half-time or more must apply for financial aid through the Financial Aid office.

Arrangements must be made with the employee’s supervisor to ensure there will be no conflict with work responsibilities and that any regular work hours lost while attending classes will be made up. An employee must be performing the roles and responsibilities of the position at a satisfactory level in order to be eligible to receive the tuition benefit. The tuition waiver benefit may be rescinded or suspended if it is determined that employee performance or the business outcomes of the department are suffering due to participation in classes.

For the full-time employee, defined as staff working 40 hours per week or faculty with a minimum assigned workload of 24 credits per academic year, a tuition waiver of 75% is offered for all classes. Spouses of employees meeting this full-time definition may receive a 50% tuition waiver toward undergraduate classes only.

For the part-time employee, defined as staff working a minimum of 20 hours and a maximum of 39 hours per week, a tuition waiver of 50% is offered for all classes.  Spouses of part-time employees are not eligible for a tuition waiver.

Regular, active full-time and part-time employees (as defined above) may take courses offered at the undergraduate, graduate, or doctoral level after being employed by the University for at least one year. Temporary employees are not eligible for the tuition waiver.

All fees and other charges will be the responsibility of the individual taking the course.

Space limitations do exist. Contact Admissions or the Continuing Education Department for more details.

Last modified: February 5, 2019