Tuition Remission and Tuition Discount Program

For York College and York Country Day School eligible faculty, administration, staff and dependents.

A.  Definitions

      1.  Remission – a 100 percent waiver of tuition

      2.  Discount – a 50 percent reduction in tuition

      3.  Eligible Participant – A full-time employee (faculty, administrator, staff) and his/her dependents who are treated equivalently to employees under the Internal Revenue Code for purposes of “qualified tuition reduction” [see Internal Revenue Code sections 1179d), 117(d)(2), 132(h), and 153(e)(3)], and otherwise further limited by College policy, namely:

           a.  Full-time personnel (faculty, administration, and staff) employed as such prior to the start of the semester or session in which the remission or discount will be used.

           b.  Former faculty members participating in the Faculty Voluntary Separation Plan.

           c.  Retired full-time employees who completed at least 20 years (40 semesters) of full-time York College service.

           d.  Disabled former full-time employee.

           e.  Surviving spouse of a deceased full-time employee.

           f.  Spouse.

           g.  Dependent child age 23 or younger (son, stepson, daughter, stepdaughter of the taxpayer) of an employee as defined above; eligibility through baccalaureate degree or 124 credits.

      4.  Tuition

           a.  Standard per credit hour charge for instruction in a regularly scheduled College credit class section on the York campus or branch location for which all tuition is received by York College of Pennsylvania. No remission or discount is granted if the instructor is paid on a per student basis (tutorials, lessons, camps, some internships, credit by exam, etc.)

           b.  Tuition charged by York Country Day School.

B.  Requirements and Limitations on Participation

      1.  Otherwise eligible participants must meet the admission standards relevant to the course or program intended. York College and York Country Day School follow rolling admissions policies; applicants, including tuition remission or discount students, are accepted if they meet admission criteria on a first-come, first served basis until the class or program is full.

      2.  Eligible participants must apply for financial aid via the College Human Resources Office. All external aid (not loans) will be deducted from the applicable limits of the remission or discount

      3.  No other College aid may be received while receiving a remission or discount.

      4.  Employees may take a one-hour class on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday between the hours of 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. in lieu of their lunch hour. In addition, employees may take a one hour and 15 minute class on Tuesday and Thursday between the hours of 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Employees must use the extra 15 minutes per class against their vacation or personal time. Weekly time sheets and employee absentee cards should be submitted weekly to reflect time taken.

C.  Applicable Courses and Programs for Eligible Participants

     1.  Remission shall be for undergraduate credits up to the receipt of a College baccalaureate degree or 124 credits, except that a spouse is eligible for up to 124 credits regardless of degree status. In the event that a baccalaureate program includes more than 124 credits, the credit hour limit can be exceeded in order to complete such program requirements.

     2.  A discount of 50 percent from graduate degree tuition (York College program) is provided up to receipt of a graduate degree or 36 credits, whichever limit assessed for eligibility as undergraduate credits. (Tax liability for graduate course tuition benefit varies from undergraduate tuition benefit.)

    3.  A discount of 80 percent for grades Kindergarten thru12, for a limited time at York Country Day School is provided. Half-day preschool programs are excluded.

D.  A full-time employee who already possesses a bachelor’s degree may be authorized to receive remission for an undergraduate course, if the senior administrator, who has responsibility for the functional area of the College that includes the employee, determines that a particular course is directly related to the employee’s role or duties at York College and that completion of it promises to enhance the employee’s performance of that role or those duties.

E.  Free auditing of courses is permitted, with the instructor’s permission.

F.  Questions about the application of the Tuition Remission and Tuition Discount Program shall be referred to the President of the College.

G.  The Tuition Remission and Tuition Discount Program may be subject to federal, state, and/or local tax liability, depending on individual circumstances.