Employee Tuition Support

All Staff Groups 


Eligibility

Eligibility is based on the staff group and appointment type. To verify your eligibility refer to your letter of offer or contact the Integrated Service Centre.


Support Staff and MaPS

  • To be eligible 
    • The staff member must have a regular, fixed term, or limited term appointment
    • After completion of six months of continuous service in a benefit eligible position. Previous non benefit positions will not count towards the six month waiting period  
    • Must be actively at work on course start date or on the tuition fee deadline date 
  • Continuing Education Tuition Support
    • Eligibility and benefit entitlement is based on the course start date
  • Academic Tuition Support
    • Staff members must be eligible prior to the start date of the session, but the entitlement is based on the employee's status on the fee deadline 

Eligible Dependents

  • After the staff member completes one year of continuous service in a benefit eligible position. Previous non benefit positions will not count towards the one year waiting period 

Academic & SLT

  • To be eligible
    • The staff member must have a regular, continuing, contingent term or limited term appointment
    • Staff member must continue to hold their appointment during the session in which the tuition support applies
    • Staff members are eligible from the start date of their appointment
  • Academic Tuition Support
    • Staff members must be eligible on to the start date of the academic session, but the entitlement is based on the staff member’s status on the fee deadline date

Eligible Dependents

  • Eligible from the staff member’s date of appointment


Dependents

Dependents must meet the definition of dependent under the University's extended health care plan. The staff members may be asked to provide evidence, satisfactory to the Board, that a child is a dependent. A child shall be considered a dependent if, during the period for which tuition fee waiver is being sought, such child is included as an eligible dependent on the same Alberta Health Care registration as the staff member.

The spouse or dependent child must satisfy all academic and registration requirements and also pay such other general compulsory fees as normally assessable to students.

Each eligible dependent is eligible to receive the applicable maximum tuition support benefit amount. The benefit amount cannot be transferred or shared between dependents.


Non-Eligible Staff Members

  • Staff members that terminate prior to course start date for Continuing Education courses or the fee deadline date for academic credit courses
  • Support Staff and Management & Professional Staff members with an appointment that is recurring part-time, temporary relief, temporary short term, casual, student employees
  • Support Staff and Management & Professional Staff member on a leave without pay, parental leave, long-term disability or sessional lay off
  • Academic sessional and term certain appointments

Application Instructions

Select the course type you would like to take. You will be provided with application instructions for your desired course type.