Tuition Waiver

Employees or retired employees of the University are entitled to a 100% reduction in tuition fees for courses taken at St. Thomas University. Spouses and dependent children of full-time employees or retired employees are entitled to a 50% reduction in tuition fees for courses taken at St. Thomas University. Spouses and dependent children of part-time employees are entitled to a tuition fee reduction in proportion to the employee's teaching/workload relative to the normal full-time teaching/workload by semester. Dependent children will be eligible for a tuition fee reduction up to and including the academic year in which the dependent's 26th birthday occurs.

Full-time non-teaching employees at UNB who are employed by branches of that University which also serve St. Thomas are entitled to a 100% reduction in tuition fees for courses taken at St. Thomas University. Spouses and dependent children of these employees are entitled to a 50% reduction in tuition fees at this University. Dependent children will be eligible for a tuition fee reduction up to and including the academic year in which the dependent's 26th birthday occurs. The list of branches of UNB whose employees are eligible for a tuition waiver includes: bookstore, computing services, graphic services, Harriet Irving Library, physical plant, security, and recreation.

Employees who wish to pursue university studies will be required to complete an Employee Study Application form and have it approved by their immediate supervisor.  In cases where an employee wishes to enroll in a graduate programme, a second level of approval will be required.

Employees are expected to take courses outside of their normal hours of work. The approval to take courses during the normal work day must come from the employee's immediate supervisor. If approval is granted, the employee will be expected to make up the lost time.

It should be noted that tuition fee waivers will be treated as taxable benefits for income tax purposes.

Policy updated:  February 21, 2007