Employee Tuition Waiver Program
Full-time regular employees, who have completed at least six months of service prior to the beginning of the semester for which the waiver is requested, are eligible for tuition waivers of up to 6 credit hours. The tuition waiver benefit, for those who qualify, covers tuition and enrollment fees. Other special fees (e.g., online, lab, course, graduation, etc.) will not be covered by the employee tuition waiver benefit. To apply for this benefit, please follow the instructions below.
For Undergraduate Classes
Any eligible member of the faculty or staff who would like to register for undergraduate classes (up to 6 credits) should:
- Complete a Waiver of Tuition Form from the Registrar’s Office.
- Provide all information requested, including confirmation of eligibility from Human Resources.
- Secure signature of immediate supervisor.
- Return form to Registrar’s Office promptly to ensure your course selection.
If you are not currently enrolled and will be a degree-seeking student, please complete an application for admission in the Admissions Office. If you will be a special non-degree student, pick up the application and registration form in the Registrar’s Office.
Class schedules are available here.
For Graduate Classes
The graduate tuition waiver process/form can be found at here.
Contact for More Information
If you have any questions regarding your eligibility for a tuition waiver, please call the Human Resources Office at 304-876-5288 or 304-876-5299.
If you have questions about the application process or deadlines, please contact the Registrar’s Office at 304-876-5463.
Spouse or Dependent Tuition Waiver Program
Full-time faculty and staff may apply for a Shepherd University tuition waiver for a spouse or eligible dependent. The employee must have completed at least six calendar months of work prior to the beginning of the semester for which the waiver is requested. The spouse or dependent tuition waiver benefit, for those who qualify, covers tuition and enrollment fees. Other special fees (e.g., online, lab, course, graduation, etc.) will not be covered by the spouse or dependent tuition waiver benefit. Applications for Spouse and Dependent tuition waivers are due to the Human Resources Office by July 1 for fall waivers, by December 1 for spring waivers, and by May 1 for summer waivers. Policy | Application