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Office of the Provost
Fort Hays State University provides tuition
assistance for employees, their spouses and dependents. The Tuition Assistance Program is available to
full‐time (at least .9 FTE), benefits eligible employees. Qualifying employees may receive assistance
year round for both on‐campus and on‐line courses, where
qualifying dependents and spouses are limited to fall and spring semester on‐campus courses.
General Program Definition and Eligibility
Full-Time Employee – An employee with a contract stipulating work for FHSU of at least ninety (90) percent of full-time in a contract year is considered full-time.
Spouse – Any lawful spouse of an eligible employee of Fort Hays State University
Dependent – A dependent is defined as an unmarried natural child, adopted child, stepchild or legal ward of an eligible employee under the age of 25. The dependent may be claimed as a dependent of the employee for income tax purposes based on IRS guidelines. In the case of a legal separation or divorce, a natural or adopted child or legal ward may participate regardless of which parent declares the child as a dependent for income tax purposes. In addition, the dependent must be a high school graduate.
Length of Employment with FHSU
Percentage of Tuition Assistance
Following 3 years of employment
Following 4 years of employment
Following 5 years of employment
Following 6 years of employment
Following 7 years of employment
Each eligible group (employee, spouse, or dependent) has a separate application available. Employees must submit an Application for Tuition Assistance, http://www.fhsu.edu/personnel/tuition-assistance/ to the FHSU Human Resource Office each semester. Complete applications will be reviewed by the Human Resource Office to confirm employment and spouse and dependent eligibility. Applications will then be forwarded to the Financial Assistance Office for calculation of scholarship amount and posting to accounts.
Fall - First Friday in August at 4:30 pmSpring - First Friday in December at 4:30 pmSummer - First Friday in May at 4:30 pm
General Eligibility Requirements for each Assistance Program
Tuition Assistance Program
Undergrad Max Hours Per Term
Graduate Max Hours Per Term
After 12 months of employment
After Employee completes 12 months of employment
See Table above
Exclusions or Special Considerations
Awarding of Tuition Assistance Scholarships or any other scholarships may require the adjustment of other types of federal and state aid.
Tuition Assistance benefits may be subject to taxation as earned income by the IRS. Recipients are urged to contact their personal tax advisor for more information.
Tuition assistance under these programs is only for courses that have space available.
The Tuition Assistance program may be modified, adjusted or eliminated without notice by the FHSU President.
Adjustments to class schedules resulting in ineligibility will result in immediate repayment of tuition assistance funds.
Updated (10/31/06, 05/2013)
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