Deadlines for Tuition Remission

Tuition Remission Deadlines, Information, and Restrictions

Please refer to "Notes" below for important details related to Tuition Remission. Additionally, refer to the Institution's website where ther course work is being taken for details related to that Instititution's Tuition Remission


  • Fall 2024
  • Spring 2025
  • Summer 2024
  • Summer 2025
  • Summer I 2024
  • Summer I 2025
  • Summer II 2024
  • Summer II 2025
  • Winter 2025

  • Reciprocal Institutions

    The recirpocal institutions are not yet receiving applications through the USM Tuition Remission site. Please see below for limitations and restrictions from each institution.


     Limitations and Restrictions

    Faculty/Staff Credit Limit

    Spouse/Dependent Credit Limits

    Start Date for acceptance of Remission Forms

    Last date for Acceptance of Remission Forms

    Baltimore City Community College (BCCC)

    Noncredit Courses excluded. No reciprocity for spouses. Retirees and their dependent children are not eligible.

    *See full policy on website noted in footnote.

    8 credits

    No credit limits for Dependents of employees.




    (Late letter required after deadline)

    Morgan State University (MSU)

    Minimum enrollment in all courses to meet costs must occur before tuition remission will be accepted. No reciprocity for Grad Assistants or spouses. Retirees and their/Dependents are not eligible.

    *See full policy on website noted in footnote.


    8 credits




     MSU accepts TR request for the entire semester until the last day of the semester

    (Late letter required after deadline.)

    St. Mary’s College of MD (SMCM)


    Scholarship awards from St. Mary’s cannot exceed the value of in-state tuition.  Tuition remissions are scholarships and count toward this limit.  Internships, independent studies, and non-credit courses can only be taken with tuition remission if they do not result in additional expense for the College. Spouses, Retirees and Retiree spouses/dependents, & Graduate Assistants are not eligible. Graduate courses are not available for dependents.  Reciprocity for UMB, UB, UMCES, and USMO has been amended. Please consult with your HR Office.

    *See full policy on website noted in footnote.


    8 credits


    4yrs full-time; total maximum of 8 fulltime Fall/Summer and/or Spring semesters, including  semesters when students registered but withdrew or did not attend.



    Upon Registration

    (Late letter required after deadline.)

    Notes and Information

    Employee is responsible for researching eligibility for a specific course/program. Tuition Remission program covers tuition only – Fees and books are NOT covered.

    If you have a student loan and your tuition remission has not been applied to your account by the designated deadline, your loan will be applied towards your courses per federal requirements.

    • Employees hired prior to 1/1/90: dependents eligible for undergraduate and graduate remission.
    • Employees hired on or after 1/1/90: dependents eligible for undergraduate remission at the institution where employee works; note policy for exceptions.
    • Employee hired on or after July 1, 1992:  two year waiting period and undergraduate remission at the institution where the employee works. 
    • Please refer to the USM Tuition Remission policies for more details:

    Further, please be advised that these policies may be revised by the USM-BOR from time to time.

    Additionally, refer to the Institution’s website where the course work is being taken for details related to that Institution’s Tuition Remission.  Please verify tuition cost before enrolling.


    For information about tax treatment of tuition remission, visit; scroll to” Links to Further HR Information, Policies, and Programs” and then scroll to the Tuition Remission section; then select “Tuition Remission Tax Chart”.

    Disclaimer:  Provisions listed above may be revised from time to time and may not be all inclusive in this document.  Final decisions are made at the Institution where the course work is being taken.

    USM Systemwide Human Resources