Tuition Benefit Program

This program is intended to provide eligible individuals an opportunity to further educational/career development or pursue vocational interests by making undergraduate and graduate courses available at reduced cost.  The Tuition Benefit Program is available for eligible:

  • Faculty and Staff
    • Spouses or Other Eligible Individual (OEI)
    • Dependent children and dependent children of OEI
  • Military Science staff
  • CMU Retirees

Please refer to the Tuition Benefit Plan Policy for more details.

Tuition Benefit Form

To apply for tuition benefit, click here: WEB BASED TUITION BENEFIT FORM

  • Drop/add information is included on the form in the event changes need to be made to the amount of credit hours to be waived based on changes to course enrollment.


The deadline to submit an online Tuition Benefit Request form for courses taken anytime during the benefit year, which begins in Fall Semester and concludes at the end of Summer Semester, will be September 30 following the end of the Summer semester.

Taxability of Tuition Benefit

Whether or not courses taken by employees, spouses, Other Eligible Individual and/or dependent child(ren) are taxable income to the employee is determined by the Internal Revenue Service law and regulations. Sometimes the taxability of the benefit will vary from employee to employee or between undergraduate and graduate courses.  Examples of how taxation of tuition benefit impacts an employee paycheck can be viewed on Payroll's website here‚Äč.

It is strongly encouraged that tuition benefit forms are submitted as soon as possible after registering for the course to lessen the impact of the taxes.