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Beginning the fall 2005 semester, Fort Hays State University will provide tuition assistance (participants are required to pay all applicable fees) for fall and spring semesters for employees, their spouses, and dependents of employees. The definition of each eligible group is provided below along with the general eligibility criteria. Also included is a section regarding application procedure. Be sure to examine the criteria carefully and contact the FHSU Personnel Office with questions regarding eligibility or the Financial Assistance Office for questions regarding specific awards.
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 and 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
The following table outlines the 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
One application for all three programs is available in the FHSU Personnel Office. Complete applications will be reviewed by the Personnel 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.
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.
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