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Tuition Benefits

The Lesley University Tuition Remission Program provides full- and part-time employees, and their eligible family members (dependent children, spouses/spousal equivalents and spousal equivalent's children), an opportunity to expand their knowledge, skills, and practical experience.

The program is designed to attract and retain employees whose professional goals reflect and enhance Lesley's mission. The primary goal of this program is to provide all employees the ability to get an undergraduate degree.

The Tuition Benefit provides:

  • Tuition remission at Lesley University for eligible employees and their family members
  • Eligible dependents may apply for full-time undergraduate tuition at a Tuition Exchange and/or a Council of Independent Colleges Tuition Exchange Program (CIC-TEP) member institution. TE and CIC-TEP scholarships are awarded by the member institution according to its criteria.
  • Lesley University may limit the number of applications for the TE/CIC-TEP program accepted each year.

  • Tuition Remission for Full-Time and Benefits-Eligible Part-Time Employees (As of June 2013)

    Eligibility

    After 90 days of employment, full-time employees (including adjunct faculty with a two-year appointment) and benefits-eligible part-time employees are eligible for 16 credits and 8 credits of tuition remission respectively, per academic year (fall through summer) if matriculated into an eligible degree program.

    Full-time and part-time employees not matriculated into an eligible degree program may receive up to 6 credits and 3 credits of tuition remission respectively, per academic year (fall through summer). Employees may register for coursework during early and regular registration; however, they do not count as a seat for purposes of minimum/maximum number of students.

    Employees are eligible for the following:

    Undergraduate Coursework: 100 Percent Remission

    • Undergraduate degree programs through the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, (including the Adult Learning Division), and the College of Art and Design
    • Continuing Education workshops, seminars, and institutes (if the course runs for one day or less, the course will count as one-half credit of tuition remission. If the course runs for more than one day, the course will count as one credit of tuition remission.)
    • Audited Coursework (classroom based only, counts towards credit limit)
    • Undergraduate Internships, Independent study coursework and individually guided studies

    Graduate Coursework: 75 Percent Remission

    • Master's degree programs
    • Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies (CAGS) coursework
    • MFA programs (one student per cohort group)
    • Graduate Practicum/Internship Coursework
    • Counseling Psychology Clinical Practice and Supervision Seminars (GPSYC 7710-7714)
    • Independent Study/ Individually Guided Study coursework (not to exceed three courses)

    The following are not eligible for the tuition remission benefit:

    • Any applicable fees (registration, material, travel or residency fees)
    • PhD Degree Programs
    • Travel study coursework
    • Personal Learning Assessment (PLA) credit

    Additional Information

    • Enrollment in courses is subject to availability and cannot be used to meet the minimum class size requirements.
    • Employees must be actively working, and not on leave to receive the tuition remission benefit on behalf of themselves, their eligible spouses/spousal equivalents, and dependents.
    • All registration, non-tuition class fees, and room and board fees, are to be paid by employees, their spouses, or spousal equivalents, or their dependent children, prior to the class beginning.
    • Employees are eligible for tuition benefits (tuition remission, and tuition exchange scholarships) for a maximum of 2 eligible family members (including the employee) during any given semester without prior approval.
    • In the case of termination of employment, the remission benefit will continue through the end of the semester in which the event occurs. If the event occurs before the start of the semester, the benefit will be withdrawn.
  • Tuition Remission for Eligible Dependents Child/Children (As of June 2013)

    Eligibility

    After one full year of employment in a full-time position or 10 years of employment in a benefits-eligible part-time position, the dependent of an employee may receive an unlimited number of credits of tuition remission if matriculated into an eligible degree program.

    Dependents may register for coursework during early registration; however, they do not count as a seat for purposes of minimum/maximum number of students.

    Qualified dependent children are eligible for the following:

    Undergraduate Coursework: 100 Percent Remission

    • Undergraduate degree programs through The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, (including the Center for the Adult Learner), and the College of Art and Design
    • Undergraduate practicum/internship coursework
    • Undergraduate Independent Study coursework (not to exceed three courses per dependent)

    Graduate Coursework: 50 Percent Remission

    • Master's degree programs (not including Independent Study Degree programs and MFA Programs)
    • Graduate Practicum/Internship Coursework
    • Counseling Psychology Clinical Practice and Supervision Seminars (GPSYC 7710-7714)
    • Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies (CAGS) coursework

    The following are not eligible for the tuition remission benefit:

    • Any applicable fees (registration, material, travel or residency fees)
    • Continuing Education workshops, seminars and institutes
    • Audited Coursework
    • MFA programs
    • Self-Designed Master's Degree Program (SDMD)/Interdisciplinary Studies
    • Graduate Independent Study coursework
    • Independent Study Degree programs
    • PhD Degree Programs
    • Travel study coursework
    • Personal Learning Assessment (PLA) credit

    Additional Information

    • Enrollment in courses (except for qualified dependent-children enrolled in a 100 percent tuition remission baccalaureate program at Lesley University) is subject to availability and cannot be used to meet the minimum class size requirements.
    • Employees must be actively working, and not on leave, to receive the tuition remission benefit on behalf of themselves, their eligible spouses/spousal equivalents, or dependents.
    • All registration, non-tuition class fees, and room and board fees, are to be paid by employees, their spouses or spousal equivalents, or their dependent children.
    • Employees are eligible for tuition benefits (tuition remission, and tuition exchange scholarships) for a maximum of 2 eligible family members (including the employee) during any given semester without prior approval.
    • In case of termination of employment, the remission benefit will continue through the end of the semester in which the event occurs. If the event occurs before the start of the semester, the benefit will be withdrawn.
  • Tuition Remission for Eligible Spouses/Spousal-Equivalents (As of June 2013)

    Eligibility

    After one full year of employment in a full-time position or 10 years of employment in a benefits-eligible part-time position, the spouse/spousal-equivalent of an employee (or adjunct faculty with a two-year appointment) may receive an unlimited number of credits of tuition remission if matriculated into an eligible degree program.

    Spouses/spousal-equivalents may register for coursework during early and regular registration; however, they do not count as a seat for purposes of minimum/maximum number of students.

    Spouses/spousal-equivalents of full-time employees are eligible for the following:

    50 Percent Remission

    • Undergraduate degree programs through Lesley University and the Adult Learning Division
    • Undergraduate practicum/internship coursework
    • Undergraduate Independent Study coursework (not to exceed 3 courses per dependent)
    • Master's degree programs (not including Independent Study Degree programs and MFA Programs)
    • Graduate practicum/internship Coursework
    • Counseling Psychology Clinical Practice and Supervision Seminars (GPSYC 7710-7714)
    • Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies (CAGS) coursework

    The following are not eligible for the tuition remission benefit

    • Any applicable fees (registration, material, travel or residency fees)
    • Continuing Education workshops, seminars and institutes
    • Audited Coursework
    • MFA programs
    • Graduate Independent Study coursework
    • Independent Study Degree programs
    • PhD Degree Programs
    • Travel study coursework
    • Personal Learning Assessment (PLA) credit

    Additional Information

    • Enrollment in courses is subject to availability and cannot be used to meet the minimum class size requirements.
    • Employees must be actively working, and not on leave, to receive the tuition remission benefit on behalf of themselves, their eligible spouses/spousal equivalents and dependents.
    • All registration, non-tuition class fees, and room and board fees are to be paid by employees, their spouses or spousal equivalents, or their dependent children prior to the class beginning.
    • Employees are eligible for tuition benefits (tuition remission, and tuition exchange scholarships) for a maximum of 2 eligible family members (including the employee) during any given semester without prior approval.
    • In case of termination of employment, the remission benefit will continue through the end of the semester in which the event occurs. If the event occurs before the start of the semester, the benefit will be withdrawn.
  • Tuition Exchange Programs

    Lesley University is a participating partner in The Tuition Exchange (TE) program and the Council of Independent Colleges Tuition Exchange Program (CIC-TEP), offering dependents of eligible Lesley employees (including adjunct faculty with a two-year appointment) the opportunity to apply for scholarships at more than 550 and 300 colleges and universities respectively.

    Employees must maintain uninterrupted full-time service for the full duration of the TE or CIC-TEP scholarships. Applicants for the TE and CIC-TEP scholarships must meet the admissions criteria for the institution to which they apply. Here is summary of the features and eligibility criteria for each program.

    Eligibility

    • Faculty, administrators and support staff who are full-time Lesley employees for one full year as of September 1 or benefits-eligible part-time employees with 10 or more years of service, or an adjunct faculty with a two-year appointment, are eligible to apply for a CIC-TEP scholarship on behalf of their dependent child.
    • TE and CIC scholarships are limited to one dependent child in an employee's family.
    • If an employee has had one dependent complete the program, a second dependent may not participate in the program unless there is an open slot after all other applicants have been considered.

    Changes in Employment Status

    In case of termination of employment or change in employment status (i.e. change from full-time to part-time), the scholarship will continue through the end of the semester in which the event occurs. If the event occurs before the start of the academic year, the scholarship will be withdrawn.

      The Tuition Exchange (TE)

        Scholarship Availability

        The number of scholarships awarded to Lesley applicants wishing to attend other schools must remain in relative balance to the number of TE scholarships being awarded by Lesley from year-to-year. This number is determined and reported on a yearly basis. The actual scholarship is awarded by the TE institution where the dependent child is accepted.

        What the Scholarship Covers

        Scholarships cover full tuition, one-half tuition for a non-resident at a public institution or a rate set by The Tuition Exchange. They do not cover special fees, course overloads, or room and board charges. Some colleges with lower tuition increase the monetary value of the scholarship by covering other expenses, such as room and/or board in their awards.

        Learn more about what the scholarship covers.

        Eligible Programs

        TE scholarships may be awarded for full-time study as a freshman, sophomore, junior, senior or transfer student to an undergraduate degree program at a member college or university.

        Council of Independent Colleges Tuition Exchange Program (CIC-TEP)

        Scholarship Availability

        Each participating institution in CIC-TEP agrees to award a limited number of scholarships to students from other CIC-TEP colleges, assuming they meet admissions requirements, without regard to the number of students it exports. The actual scholarship is awarded by the CIC-TEP institution where the eligible student is accepted.

        What the Scholarship Covers

        All CIC-TEP participants receive a full tuition remission benefit for each eligible student. The awarding institution may use the student's Pell and state scholarship to offset the tuition "write-off." In addition to the CIC-TEP benefit, students may apply through the financial aid office of the host institution for additional assistance to meet the cost of room, board, and other associated expenses.

        Eligible Programs

        CIC-TEP Scholarships may be awarded for full-time study as a freshman, sophomore, junior, senior or transfer student to an undergraduate degree program at a member college or university. Some schools in the CIC-TEP offer an opportunity for study on a part-time basis, graduate programs, and study-abroad. This decision is up to the host institution.

        Review a listing of schools and the programs offered.

        Application Process

        1. By October 31: All TE and/or CIC-TEP scholarship applications due from employees to the Lesley Liaison Officer, who confirms employee eligibility.
        2. By November 15: The Lesley University Liaison Officer sends all scholarship applications to the schools where dependent is applying.
        3. By Spring: The Liaison Officer at the institutions where the dependent applies notifies the applicant of acceptance or rejection.
        4. By May 15: The employee notifies the Lesley University Liaison Officer and the host institution if their dependent wishes to accept any scholarships.

        Recertification

        By January 15: If dependent has received a TE or CIC-TEP scholarship, eligibility must be re-certified each year. Contact the Lesley University Liaison Officer at hr@lesley.edu for more information.