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Employee Tuition Benefits

The University encourages all individuals associated with Utah State University to continue their educational development. To assist in that regard, the University has established several educational benefit programs. Each program has unique eligibility and participation requirements.


Eligibility Requirements:

  • The employee must work at least 75% time with the university
  • Employee may begin classes 3 month after start date
  • Spouse may begin the semester following the employee's hire date
  • Children may use this benefit after the employee has completed 2 years of service
  • Children may have this benefit until they reach age 26 and are unmarried

Tax Implications

By applying for tuition reduction the employee (or spouse or dependent if the employee is deceased) must acknowledge that he or she understands that some or all of the tuition reduction may be taxable as wages. Insofar as USU can determine the taxability of the tuition reduction benefit USU will withhold Social Security, Medicare, and Income Taxes for current employees.



Eligible Employees, Retirees, and Spouses can request student fees be waived in accordance with USU Policy 350.

Current Employees and Their Spouses

For current employees and their spouse the student fee waiver is included with the online Application for Tuition Reduction & Student Fees Waiver form (which must be completed by the active employee) and will default to request all student fees be waived. If you wish to maintain access to certain student services you can opt to maintain some student services and pay the applicable fees.

Retired Employees, Retiree's Spouse, or Deceased Employee's Spouse

For retirees, retiree's spouse, or a deceased employee's spouse the paper Student Fee Waiver form must be brought to Human Resources.


Qualifying employees, retirees, and their spouses may audit University courses without a fee or waiting period. Dependent children do not qualify for this benefit.

To receive the auditing benefit come to the HR Office and we will supply you with the forms you need.


Qualifying Employee is Actively Employed

For eligible employees and students of current employees an electronic form is available to apply for tuition reduction and fee waivers (if applicable). To ensure the employee accepts applicable tax consequences, this form must be completed by the active employee (not the spouse or child).

The online tuition reduction form is only available to current benefited employees. The employee will login using their A# and strong password and supply information about themselves and the student.

Online Application for Tuition Reduction & Student Fees Waiver

Qualifying Employee is Retired or Deceased

Students of retired or deceased employees should return the applicable printed form(s) to Human Resources in person or by fax to (435) 797-1816.

Application for Tuition Reduction
Student Fee Waiver (Retiree and spouse only - children are not eligible)


For more information see USU Policy 350.