Education Benefits

The University offers many options for college level coursework. Employees in full-time, permanent positions are granted three tuition waivers per academic year. Departments can choose to fund Academic Assistance for qualifying education, and there is a scholarship fund just for staff members.

Questions about how to get started to earn a degree?

Visit the Office of Adult Student and Evening Services for details on what to do!
 

If… From… Then…

You want to take up to three courses within the academic year
 

from any of the 17 campuses within the UNC System  Use the Tuition Waiver program 

You want to take more than three work-related courses within the academic year
 

from any of the 17 campuses within the UNC System and/or other  qualified colleges or universities Use the Academic Assistance program

You want to take work-related course(s)
 

from other  qualified colleges or universities Use the  Academic Assistance program 

Tuition Waiver           

The Tuition Waiver program is available to eligible full-time, permanent faculty or staff employees.  Tuition Waivers may be used to cover tuition expenses for up to three courses a year (spring, summer and fall semesters) at any of the 17 schools within the UNC system.

Aacademic Assistance

Tuition for work-related courses completed at schools outside the UNC system may be reimbursed upon successful completion using the Academic Assistance  program. Employees who meet the eligibility requirements listed below may take advantage of the Academic Assistance program. 

  • Full-time and part-time (half time or more) permanent, probationary and time-limited employees.
  • Probationary and trainee employees after satisfactory performance (determined by management) for a period of six months.
     
Scholarship Fund The Janet B. Royster (JBR) Memorial Staff Scholarship Fund was created in August of 2011 by the UNC Staff Assembly in memory of UNC-TV employee Janet B. Royster.