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August 2, 2011 TO: All Eligible Faculty and Staff Retirees Utilizing Tuition Remission

Summary: August 2, 2011
TO: All Eligible Faculty and Staff Retirees Utilizing Tuition Remission
FROM: David R. Rieger, Assistant Director for Benefits
RE: Changes to USM Tuition Remission Policy for Spouse/Dependents (effective Fall
2011 semester)
The purpose of this memorandum is to inform you that the University's Board of Regents
recently approved and implemented changes to Policy VII-4.20 "Policy on Tuition Remission for
Spouses and Dependent Children of University System of Maryland (USM) Employees and
Retirees." The changes detailed are in effect for the Fall 2011 semester and include the
following significant points:
1. Definition of "Dependent Child": A "dependent child" is defined as the son/daughter,
stepson/stepdaughter, or legally adopted son/daughter of a USM employee or retiree who:
a. (1) is under the age of 26, or,
b. (2) if the child is 26 or older, is claimed as a dependent on the employee's federal
income tax return for the year(s) in which tuition remission is granted.
The major change to the policy is the elimination of the requirement that a child under the
age of 26 be declared a "dependent" on the employee's tax return to be eligible for tuition
remission. However, if the child is not declared as a dependent on the employee's or, if


Source: Anisimov, Mikhail - Institute for Physical Science and Technology & Department of Chemical Engineering and Biomolecular Engineering, University of Maryland at College Park


Collections: Physics; Materials Science