Tuition Benefit Policy
- The purpose of this policy is to clearly explain the responsibilities and parameters by which these benefits become available, the limits to these benefits and the conditions under which the benefits might become forfeit.
- This policy applies to University Lakeside and Health Sciences Division (Schools of Medicine & Nursing), active, full- time benefits eligible employees, including staff, faculty and librarians, and qualified retirees as defined below.
- Service Requirement and...
- Retirees: Full-time, benefits eligible faculty and staff who retire and are age sixty (60) or more years of age and have at least ten (10) years of continuous full-time, benefits eligible service with the University at the time of retirement are eligible for the faculty & staff and spouse & dependent child tuition benefit as if the retiree were still active and working full-time at the time the benefit is applied.
- Deceased Employees: Dependent children of deceased employees who had more than 10 years of continuous full-time, benefits eligible service with the University at the time of death, will be treated as though the deceased employee was still active and working full-time at the time the benefit is applied for their dependent children.
- Company Transfers: When an employee transfers from Loyola University Medical Center to University Lakeside and Health Sciences Division with one or more years of continuous full-time, benefits eligible service at the time of transfer they may use the employee and dependent tuition benefit at the start of the academic term that begins after the date of transfer as maintained by the Department of Human Resources.
Students who are eligible and receiving an employee, spouse, legally domiciled adult or dependent child tuition benefit must remain in strict compliance with all academic, financial and financial aid policies and requirements, including but not limited to the satisfactory academic progress policy: http://www.luc.edu/academics/catalog/undergrad/reg_academicstanding.shtml
Failure to comply with stated policies and requirements will result in forfeiture of the tuition benefit for current or future terms.
- Arrupe College
- Stritch School of Medicine
- School of Law
- Executive Education programs
- Certain executive MBA cohort-based programs
- English as Second Language Programs (ESL)
- No Limited Enrollment or Cohort Based Programs
- *Continuum Programs (non credit, fee based programs)
- Any program that is not conferred at Loyola University Chicago.
- *Non Credit Certification Programs
All graduate and professional academic programs (excluded)
Executive Education (excluded)
Non Credit; Certificate Programs (excluded)
The request for use of the tuition benefits should include the endorsement of your department chair, department director and dean
The request should summarize the reasons this investment (of your time and university resources) would further your career and the work of the department or school
If request is approved - enroll and complete tuition benefit process
- Almost all undergraduate and certificate programs are covered under the employee tuition benefit program. Exclusions, enrollment caps or specialized application procedures will be determined by the Chief Academic Officer.
- The Employee Tuition Benefit pays 100% of tuition for eligible employees taking undergraduate or eligible certificate courses. At no time will the tuition benefit apply to more than three courses per semester (9 semester hours) or two courses per quarter (8 quarter hours).
- The Educational Assistance Policy will allow eligible faculty and staff the ability to use the tuition benefit for all academic semesters/quarters which include J-Term and all summer sessions.
- Most graduate and professional programs (see the exclusion information above) are covered under the graduate employee tuition program. They are specialized courses of study and require a special time commitment from the faculty and staff member in the advancement of their career and reflect a significant investment by the university in the faculty or staff member.
- Exclusions, enrollment caps, or specialized application procedures will be determined by the Chief Academic Officer and posted annually in this policy.
- The graduate employee tuition program pays 100% of tuition for eligible employees taking graduate and professional program courses. At no time will the graduate tuition benefit apply to more than two courses per semester (8 semester hours) or two courses per quarter (8 quarter hours). The Educational Assistance Policy will allow eligible faculty and staff the ability to use the tuition benefit for all academic semesters/quarters which include J-Term and all summer sessions.
The student will pay a co-pay per each academic term towards tuition if the student is enrolled in 12 or more hours (adjusted year to year). The student will pay a reduced co-pay per academic term towards tuition if the student is enrolled in 11 or fewer hours per term (adjusted year to year).
- The student will pay $1,200 per academic term towards tuition if the student is enrolled in 12 or more hours (adjusted year to year -appendix).
- The student will pay $600 per academic term towards tuition if the student Is enrolled In 11 or fewer hours per term (adjusted year to year-appendix).
- This co-pay will apply to all semesters including J-term and all Summer Sessions. Each summer session is subject to their own co-pay.
- It permits dependent children of full-time, benefits eligible faculty and staff an opportunity to receive the same tuition benefit offered at 25 of the 28 Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities
- Details, benefits and application procedures vary by college and university. See information on the FACHEX programs which are available and updated at www.luc.edu/finaid/fachex.shtml
Financial Aid Application and Process
- Tuition Benefit Process:
- Fees and Payments
- When a Class May be Taken
- Graduate Tuition Benefit is Taxable
- Undergraduate Tuition Benefit is non-taxable
- Up to date list of Academic Program Exclusions or Special Application Procedures are found within this policy under Program Exclusions: www.luc.edu/hr/benefits_tuition.shtml.
- Up to Date list of Financial Aid, Tuition Benefit and Payment Deadlines can be found at www.luc.edu/bursar or www.luc.edu/finaid
- Financial Aid Forms on-line at http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/
Undergraduate Admissions admission information and processes www.luc.edu/undergrad
Graduate and Professional programs admission information and processes at www.luc.edu/gpem
Academic Progress policy on-line at www.luc.edu/finaid/aid-process/responsibilities/academic-progress/
Tuition Exchange program at Jesuit Institutions (FACHEX) on-line at www.luc.edu/finaid/fachex.shtml