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Tuition Waivers for Dependents of Deceased Employees - 4F5

  1. Surviving spouses and dependent children of deceased SIUE employees shall be eligible for educational assistance in the form of tuition waivers. Provided that such dependents meet admission requirements, they shall be eligible to enroll in credit courses and in undergraduate, graduate, or professional degree granting programs and receive waiver of tuition exclusive of fees. They shall be eligible to receive tuition waivers for a period not to exceed twelve quarters or eight semesters of registration, subject, in the case of dependent children, to the limitation noted in paragraph 5. below.

  2. For the purpose of this policy, a "deceased University employee" shall be defined as one who at the time of death was in active service, in retirement status, or in disability status and who had served the University at least five years in a full-time capacity.

  3. In order to be eligible for tuition waiver, children must be (a) natural born or adopted children or the natural born or adopted children of a spouse who were considered dependents of the deceased employee for Federal Income Tax purposes, or (b) foster children who were supported by and lived in the home of the deceased employee for at least five years and were considered dependents for Federal Income Tax purposes.

  4. Spouses and children shall not be eligible for tuition waiver if they are employed by the University in any capacity other than as student employees or are receiving aid under any educational grant, aid program, fellowship, or scholarship providing tuition reimbursement.

  5. Children as defined shall not be eligible for participation in the tuition waiver program if they have passed the age of twenty-two at the time of death of the employee unless they are enrolled in the University at the time of such death. Eligibility of dependent children shall terminate at age twenty-eight.

  6. This policy shall become effective at the beginning of the spring term, 1983.

Approved by Chancellor effective 4/10/91
This policy was issued on February 1, 1996, replacing the August 15, 1991 version.
Document Reference: 4F5
Origin: OP 2/8/83; OP 4/10/91

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