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Fall 2008 Tuition Assistance Deadline is Aug. 1

Effective the Fall 2008 semester, the salary cap for all Tuition Assistance programs is increased to $89,000. The Fall 2008 semester deadline for all tuition assistance programs sponsored and administered by the Department of Human Resources is Friday, August 1, 2008. Completed application and proof of registration must be delivered to the Department of Human Resources by 5 p.m.

Tuition Assistance Program for Classified and Hourly Employees:

Eligible classified employees may receive assistance for up to 15 credit hours per year; six credit hours for the fall semester, six credit hours for the spring semester and three credit hours for the summer sessions at the in-state rate. Eligible part-time classified employees and hourly employees are eligible to receive 75% of the benefit or less (prorated upon the hours worked per 40 hour week).

Request to complete degrees outside of Old Dominion University at other Virginia four-year institutions must meet the following requirements:

1. Degree must not be available at Old Dominion University

2. Degree must be job-related

3. Sign Agreement stating that after completion of semester, employee will continue employment at Old Dominion University for one year.

Tuition Assistance Program for Faculty and Faculty Administrators:

Eligible faculty and faculty administrators will be awarded full tuition support at Old Dominion University, not to exceed three credit hours per semester and three credit hours in the summer session at the in-state rate.

Tuition Assistance Program for Dependents and Spouses:

The Tuition Assistance Program for dependents and spouses of employees is not available in the summer. Spouses and dependents of full-time faculty, full-time faculty administrators and full-time classified employees will be eligible for tuition assistance at Old Dominion University for six credit hours in the fall semester and six credit hours in the spring semester. The benefit for the dependents and spouses of part-time classified and hourly employees will be prorated upon the hours worked per average 40 hour week, not to exceed 75% of the benefit.

The deadline for the Spring 2009 semester is Monday, December 1 at 5 p.m.

You may read the policies on the web at: http://www.odu.edu/af/humanresources/benefits.

You may find general information and the application forms on the web at:


If you have questions or need additional information contact Natalie Watson at 683-4237.

This article was posted on: June 20, 2008

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