Undergraduate Tuition Remission Programs

Goodwin University is pleased to offer tuition remission to eligible employees and their families as part of our education assistance benefit. 

Full-time Goodwin University employees are eligible for 100% tuition remission of any Goodwin University course, excluding selective admissions programs. This benefit extends to spouses and dependent children, including admission to selective admissions programs. Part time employees and adjuncts are eligible for 50% tuition remission of any Goodwin University course. Spouses or dependents of employees who work at the Goodwin magnet schools are also eligible for 50% tuition remission. Adjuncts that are inactive will remain eligible to participate in the 50% tuition remission program. Please see "employment separation" section for more information. To determine eligibility, you must submit a completed Tuition Remission Eligibility form to Human Resources, either for yourself or for your spouse/dependent child. The form must be submitted prior to the start of each semester to be considered for eligibility. The form can be found on the Goodwin Policy Website. If your employment with the University terminates, you or your spouse/dependent children may complete all classes in which currently enrolled.

Tuition Remission is provided as a tuition-only scholarship that also covers applicable program fees and is available to employees and their family members who enroll in an academic program at Goodwin University.  Prior to receiving a tuition grant, the student must be accepted through the admissions procedures and file the federal financial aid application so as to be received by Goodwin University by the appropriate deadline.  The amount of the tuition grant shall be the difference between tuition costs and any federal, state, or outside, private entity financial award for which the student qualifies. Books and supplies are the responsibility of the student. Professional development money cannot be applied to cover these fees. All courses under the tuition remission program are subject to space availability.

Employee Eligibility:

You must complete at least six months of service. All participants must follow registration guidelines as set forth in the Goodwin University Catalog.

  • May take two 3- or 4-credit course per semester
  • May request approval to take additional courses for a semester from your direct supervisor and department vice president. This request must include an explanation of how an accelerated academic schedule will benefit both you and the University.
  • Cannot schedule classes during normal working hours without prior written approval from your supervisor and department Vice President
  • Achieve a grade of "C" or better in each course
  • Do not receive an "NS" or "UG" grade for any course
  • Do not withdraw from, or drop, more than one course during the academic calendar year (unless prior approval has been received for medical or military leave)
  • Consistently comply with the parameters of the program
  • Remain an active employee

Failure to meet requirements will result in losing eligibility for one full academic calendar year

Spouse Eligibility:

  • May take up to a full-time credit load per semester
  • Must be a current legal spouse of the eligible employee at the beginning of each semester
  • Maintain satisfactory academic progress, in accordance with the University’s student policies
  • Do not receive an "NS" or "UG" grade for any course
  • Do not withdraw from, or drop, more than one course during the academic calendar year (unless prior approval has been received for medical or military leave)

Failure to meet requirements will result in losing eligibility for one full academic calendar year

Dependent Eligibility:

  • May take up to a full-time credit load per semester

  • Must be a legal dependent child of the eligible employee, per FAFSA guidelines, at the time of his/her initial class registration (see "Dependency Checklist" on page 2 of the Tuition Remission Eligibility Form)
  • Maintain satisfactory academic progress, in accordance with the University’s student policies
  • Do not receive an "NS" or "UG" grade for any course
  • Do not withdraw from, or drop, more than one course during the academic calendar year (unless prior approval has been received for medical or military leave)
  • Once independent status is reached (per FAFSA guidelines), student must have continuous enrollment, including no unapproved leaves of absence through the completion of his/her program of study.

Failure to meet requirements will result in losing eligibility for one full academic calendar year

Exclusions: Programs that are excluded from this benefit for employees include those with selective admissions policies. Employees who are currently enrolled in any of the excluded programs as of July 1, 2014, will be allowed to complete their program provided that they do not lose eligibility. This program exclusion does not apply to spouses and dependent children of employees.