VII - 4.10 - POLICY ON TUITION REMISSION FOR REGULAR AND RETIRED
        FACULTY AND STAFF EMPLOYEES OF THE UNIVERSITY SYSTEM OF
        MARYLAND

(Approved by the Board of Regents on January 11, 1990, Amended by
the Board on May 31, 1990, Amended by the Board on August 28,
1990, Amended by the Board on August 24, 2001; Amended by the
Board on December 7. 2001; Amended by the Board on August 23,
2002; Amended by the Board on December 6, 2002, Amended by the
Board on June 27, 2003)

I.   PURPOSE AND APPLICABILITY

     The University System of Maryland (USM) supports the general
     policy of tuition remission for USM Faculty and Staff
     employees on Regular or Retired Status, by its constituent
     institutions, on an intra- and inter-institutional basis.
     This policy encourages such Faculty and Staff employees on
     Regular or Retiree Status to enroll in academic courses for
     the improvement of skills or for personal development
     purposes, with tuition costs associated with such courses
     remitted in whole or in part.

II.  DEFINITIONS

     A. A "REGULAR" Faculty or Staff employee is one who works in a
        position that has been approved through the budgetary and
        pertinent appointment classification processes and that is
        intended to last six months or more regardless of the nature of
        the source of funds or who has retired from such a position.
        This definition applies to both fulltime and parttime Faculty and
        Staff employees.
     
     B. "RETIREE" - For purposes of acceptance of tuition remission
        requests, a "University System of Maryland Retiree" must be
        receiving State of Maryland retirement checks and/or Optional
        Retirement Plan (ORP) retirement checks, and have earned at least
        five years of total service credit at one or more institution(s)
        of the USM.  Verification of Retiree Status may be obtained by
        contacting the Human Resources Office of the institution from
        which the employee has retired.

III. ADMINISTRATION

     This program shall be administered by the institutions,
     consistent with the following policies and implementation
     procedures:

     A. Tuition remission is extended to Regular Faculty and Staff
          employees as set forth herein.
     
          1. Effective July 1, 1990, all Regular Faculty and Staff
             employees of any institution of the USM may receive tuition
             remission at any institution in the USM, in accordance with
             provisions set below.
          
          2. Inter-institutional transfer of funds within the USM in
             implementation of this policy shall not be made.

     B. Tuition remission shall be subject to the individual's
        admissibility to the institution and to the program in which the
        courses are to be taken and to the other academic regulations of
        the institution governing student enrollment (for example, course
        prerequisites and registration deadlines).

     C. Fulltime Regular and Retiree Faculty, and Staff employees
        shall be permitted to register for courses not to exceed eight
        (8) credits per semester with remission of tuition.  Regular
        parttime Faculty and Staff employees who are employed at fifty
        percent (50%) or more time in the USM or Retirees from such
        positions shall be permitted tuition remission for credits
        proportional to their percentage of service.

     D. Tuition remission does not include mandatory fees, which
        remain the responsibility of the Regular or Retiree Faculty or
        Staff employee.

     E. Courses taken under this policy shall not interfere with the
        assigned job responsibilities of any Faculty or Staff employee
        and shall require the approval of the Chief Executive Officer
        (CEO) or designee.

     F. The Regular Faculty or Staff employee may register for the
        desired course(s) at any institution in the USM.  Regular Faculty
        and Staff employees employed by any USM institution who otherwise
        meet admissibility and registration criteria, shall be granted
        tuition remission at any USM institution on the same basis as
        Faculty and Staff employees who are employed by the host
        institution.

     G. Programs of study to be exempted from this policy shall
        include the M.D. and
        D.D.S. programs at the University of Maryland,
        Baltimore and such other programs as may be recommended
        by the CEO of the institution offering the program and
        approved by the Chancellor.  Availability of tuition
        remission for self-support programs and courses shall
        be recommended by the CEO of the institution offering
        the program and approved by the Chancellor.  The host
        institution shall apply the exempted status equally to
        all applicants who wish to participate in the tuition
        remission program, whether from the host institution or
        other institutions.
          
     H. Policy on tuition remission for Regular Faculty and Staff
        employees of Morgan State University (MSU), Saint Mary's College
        of Maryland (SMC) and Baltimore City Community College (BCCC)
        (effective 8/24/01).

        Regular Faculty and Staff employees of MSU, SMC, and
        BCCC shall receive tuition remission at institutions of
        the USM at the same level of benefits as provided for
        USM Regular Faculty and Staff employees.   This
        provision is dependent upon reciprocity being extended
        by MSU, SMC and BCCC to Regular Faculty and Staff
        employees at USM institutions.

IMPLEMENTATION PROCEDURES:

     Each Chief Executive Officer shall identify his/her
     designee(s) as appropriate for this policy; shall develop
     procedures as necessary to implement this policy; shall
     communicate this policy and applicable procedures to his/her
     institutional community; shall forward a copy of such
     designations and procedures to the Chancellor; and shall
     submit to the Chancellor an annual report on the use of the
     tuition remission program at the institution during the
     preceding academic year.



Replacement for:

     BOR V-2.00 and BOT XIII.N