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School of Education

Tuition Wavier Policy

Tuition waivers for coursework at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville are awarded according to the following guidelines:

1. Tuition waivers will be awarded in semester hour increments depending upon the requirements of the various field experiences: observations, pre-student teaching clinical practice, 8-week student teaching placements and 15-week student teaching placements. 

2. Building principals, by their request only, will be awarded a 3-semester hour waiver for hosting 5 or more teacher education candidates in their building per year. 

3. Waivers are disbursed when the cooperating professional returns any required evaluation forms, or in the case of field observations, a signed clock hour sheet is submitted to Student Services. 

4. Waivers are valid for four terms following the semester in which the student placement occurred. For example, if a waiver were issued for a student placement in the Fall of 2014 the waiver could be used for coursework taken in Spring, Summer, Fall of 2015 and Spring of 2016. No extensions will be granted under any circumstancesLost waivers cannot be replaced. 

5. Tuition waivers cover tuition only. The enrolling student must pay other fees. 

6. Waivers are issued to cooperating, licensed professionals for use by the recipient and only transferable under the following specific guidelines:

  • Teachers not able to use a waiver issued to them should surrender it to their building principal. 
  • If the waiver has not expired, the principal may transfer the waiver to another licensed employee in that school district by completing Section III of the Tuition Waiver Form. 
  • The waiver holder must bring the completed Tuition Waiver Form to School of Education Student Services or the University Service Center when they wish to pay their tuition bill. 

7. Only licensed district employees, that is, teachers and administrators, who have been admitted to the university as graduate students, may use tuition waivers. The waivers apply only to graduate-level course work. Tuition waivers may not be used for doctoral level programs. 

8. Waivers that have been sold, altered, or fraudulently transferred will not be honored and the enrolling student will be billed for the full tuition and fees.

Verification and issuance of tuition waivers will be by:

Director, Student Services 
School of Education, Health and Human Behavior 
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville 
Box 1062 
Edwardsville, IL 62026 

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