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Spring 2009 Tuition Assistance Deadline is Dec. 1

Tuition assistance applications for the spring 2009 semester, including proof of registration, must be received by the Department of Human Resources by 5 p.m. Monday, Dec. 1. Applications will not be accepted after this date.

With the Thanksgiving holiday falling the week prior to the deadline, employees are encouraged to apply before the break. Application packages must include proof of registration for the classes that are requested in order for applicants to be considered for the program.

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 percent of the benefit or less (prorated upon the hours worked per 40-hour week).

Requests 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

2. Degree must be job-related

3. Sign agreement stating that after completion of semester, employee will continue employment at Old Dominion 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, 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:

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 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 percent of the benefit. The tuition assistance program for dependents and spouses of employees is not available in the summer.

The deadline for the summer 2009 semester is 5 p.m. Friday, May 1.

Policies are available on the Web at: http://www.odu.edu/af/humanresources/benefits

General information and the application forms are on the Web at:  http://forms.odu.edu/browse.php?cat=4

For more information, call Natalie Watson at 683-4237.

This article was posted on: November 18, 2008

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Office of University Relations

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Telephone: 757-683-3114
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Old Dominion University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution.