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Tuition Benefit

Staff

Staff may be reimbursed for 70% of tuition cost for one course of up to three credit hours (undergraduate or graduate-level) per semester taken at any accredited college or university in the United States (not to exceed 70% of Vanderbilt tuition for similar course). You will need your supervisor’s approval. You must receive a grade of "C" or better. Eligibility starts with the semester beginning three months after your hire date. See the Education Assistance Programs policy on the PolicyTech website for details. Also see the Employee Tuition FAQs.

How to enroll:

Complete the Tuition Benefit for Myself or My Spouse form

Spouse

Your spouse can receive a tuition discount for one course per semester taken at Vanderbilt. Upon satisfactory completion of the course, VUMC will reimburse 47% of the charge for tuition. Your spouse cannot be seeking a degree at Vanderbilt. The benefit will be reimbursed as taxable earnings to the eligible employee. Eligibility starts with the semester beginning three months after your hire date. See the Education Assistance Programs policy on the PolicyTech website for details. Also see the Employee Tuition FAQs.

How to enroll:

Complete the Tuition Benefit for Myself or My Spouse form

Children

Your eligible dependent children may qualify for a 55% tuition discount on Vanderbilt courses (70% tuition discount for employees hired before Sept. 1, 2012). For dependent children enrolled at another eligible institution, the benefit is tied to the tuition amount charged and may not exceed 55% (70% for employees hired before Sept. 1, 2012) of Vanderbilt's tuition.

Each eligible dependent may receive tuition discounts for up to eight semesters or 12 quarters of undergraduate courses. Eligibility starts with the semester beginning five years after your hire date (time worked at another college or university may count toward the five-year wait). The maximum family tuition benefit is 24 semesters or 36 quarters for all of the employee’s children; or a maximum of 48 semesters or 72 quarters for all of the children if VUMC employs the eligible employee and his/her eligible spouse.

To qualify, your child must be enrolled in undergraduate courses leading to the first baccalaureate degree at an accredited college or university.

The federal tax code requires tuition paid on your dependent’s behalf to be treated as taxable income to you. To help offset the impact of these guidelines, VUMC will pay an amount toward income and FICA taxes on your behalf.

After the dependent tuition payment is made to the attending college, the amount of the benefit will show in your paycheck as taxable income. The tuition payment for those attending Vanderbilt University will now be paid directly to the university from Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

See the Dependent Tuition Assistance policy on the PolicyTech website for details. Also see the Dependent Tuition FAQs. You can also call the Employee Service Center at 615.343.7000 or email tuitionbenefit.vumc@vanderbilt.edu.

How to enroll:

Complete the Tuition Benefit for My Child Form

Faculty

Faculty should see the Faculty Manual for full details about the tuition benefit.


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