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Tuition Waiver

Montgomery College offers employees two different, but related, options for continuing your education.  One program is the tuition waiver program, which is also available to an employee's dependents and spouse.  Employees can also take advantage of the Educational Assistance Program (EAP), which can be used for job related education.  For non-bargaining staff, the EAP can also be used for some travel expenses to approved professional conferences, wellness classes, and gym memberships.

Types of Tuition Waivers

Tuition Waiver - Employee

The tuition waiver allows employees to enroll in credit courses at Montgomery College.

Overview

The tuition waiver allows employees to enroll in credit courses at Montgomery College.  If you get the class approved in advance, you don't pay for class tuition, since that cost is waived at the time of enrollment.

Who is eligible

All of the following employee groups are eligible for the Tuition Waiver program:

  • Regular full-time
  • Regular part-time
  • Full-time temporary with benefits
  • Part-time temporary with benefits

What is covered

The tuition waiver program covers tuition for credit courses at Montgomery College. 

It does not cover associated fees or Noncredit Continuing Education courses, but both of those costs may be covered under the Educational Assistance Program (EAP).  Admission application fees, graduation fees, and other charges that are not directly related to a particular course will not be paid or reimbursed.

How it works

The Tuition Waiver program doesn't have a waiting period, so you can enroll in classes as soon as you are employed.  Just register for classes then fill out the tuition waiver documentation.  There's no limit to how many or when you take classes, as long as they are taken during non-working hours. 

You must earn a passing grade and receive credit for the course.  If you don't satisfactorily complete a course, you can not use the Tuition Waiver benefit to take the class again.

Contact: EAPRequests@montgomerycollege.edu

 

Tuition Waiver - Dependent or Spouse

The tuition waiver allows spouses and dependents of eligible employees to enroll in credit courses at Montgomery College.

Overview

The tuition waiver allows spouses and dependents of eligible employees to enroll in credit courses at Montgomery College.  If you get the  class approved in advance, you don't pay for class tuition, since that cost is waived at the time of enrollment.

Who is eligible

Dependents and spouses of the following employee groups are eligible for the Tuition Waiver program:

  • Regular full-time faculty and staff
  • Regular part-time staff
  • Full-time temporary with benefits staff
  • Part-time temporary with benefits staff

Dependent is defined as any unmarried child (natural, step, or legally adopted) of an eligible employee who is less than 26 years old.

Spouse is defined as a lawful spouse meeting the eligibility requirements for group insurance.

The dependent/spouse relationship will be determined by information in the Office of Human Resources and Strategic Talent Management.  If information is not on file, the Montgomery College employee will be asked to submit documentation that establishes the relationship.

What is covered

The tuition waiver program covers tuition for credit courses at Montgomery College. 

It does not cover associated fees or Noncredit Continuing Education courses. Admission application fees, graduation fees, and other charges that are not directly related to a particular course will not be paid or reimbursed.

How it works

The Tuition Waiver program doesn't have a waiting period, so you can enroll in classes as soon as employment begins.  Just register for classes then fill out the enrollment form.  There's no limit to how many classes you take or when you take them.

You must earn a passing grade and receive credit for the course.  If you don't satisfactorily complete a course, you can not use the Tuition Waiver benefit to take the class again.

Contact: EAPRequests@montgomerycollege.edu

Frequently Asked Questions

Answers to commonly asked tuition reimbursement questions can be found here.

Yes. In order to have tuition or registration pre-paid, complete an EAP form, attach your completed registration form or registration confirmation, and submit to the Office of Human Resources and Strategic Talent Management (HRSTM). The check will be sent directly to the vendor. Please allow 10-14 business days for the EAP process to be completed.

Yes. You may choose to pay your registration or tuition ahead of time and be reimbursed by the College. In order to avoid delay in the processing of your request, you MUST submit one of the following with your EAP request:

  • An original receipt that is printed on the organization's letterhead. The receipt must show payment and must show the form of payment (i.e. cash, check or charge). If the organization cannot provide a receipt, a confirmation email from the organization with the above information will suffice. If you pay for courses or course materials online, the electronic confirmation of payment may be submitted, but it must show the amount paid and the form of payment.

  • A copy of a canceled check (front and back), a credit card receipt, or a credit card statement showing the charge. If you submit a credit card statement, please be sure that your name shows on the page that you submit.

Note: handwritten, generic, and copied receipts will not be accepted as proof of payment. 

Any requests that are missing the required documentation will be sent back to the employee, thus delaying the reimbursement process. If you are not sure whether your documents will be sufficient, please contact EAPRequests@montgomerycollege.edu before you submit the receipt.

 

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