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Assistance in the Education of Employees and Dependents

Human Resources

Juniata College

ASSISTANCE IN THE EDUCATION

OF EMPLOYEES AND DEPENDENTS

 

Summary of Policy: Tuition benefits for employees and eligible dependents

Dept. or Position Responsible for Policy: Human Resources

Date of Last Revision: June 13, 2011

Rationale: To outline the tuition benefit program for employees and eligible dependents.

Eligibility

Full-time employees, spouses, and dependent, unmarried, and natural, step, or legally adopted children of full-time employees of Juniata College shall be eligible for educational assistance programs as listed below. For purposes of this policy:

Dependents of deceased employees, who would have satisfied all other criteria and who had been employed at Juniata for ten years or more, are eligible for Juniata College grants.

Dependents (as previously defined) of retired employees, who would have satisfied all other criteria and who had been employed at Juniata for ten years or more and reached age 55 at time of retirement, are eligible for the Juniata tuition benefit. Dependents (as previously defined) of employees who become disabled, are receiving long term disability and have 10 years of service with Juniata are eligible to receive the Juniata tuition benefit.

Regular registration procedures must be followed and the student must meet the College’s admission requirements. Good academic standing must be maintained for the continuation of the grant. Some restrictions and limitations apply.

PROGRAMS

Tuition Grants for Dependents

According to the following schedule, tuition grants are available for eligible dependents who wish to attend Juniata College on a full-time basis as a matriculated degree-seeking student:

 

Consecutive Years of Employment Completed                   Amount of Grant

One                                                            1/3 non-resident general fee, less $100

Two                                                             2/3 non-resident general fee, less $100

Three                                                                 Non-resident general fee, less $100

 

Prior employment at a higher education institution may count towards the consecutive years of employment. To be eligible for this benefit, prospective students must meet admission requirements.

The consecutive employment required is waived for spouses of employees and for dependents taking courses as part-time students. Dependents who are not matriculated as full-time degree-seeking students may take two courses per semester during the regular session, summer session, or continuing education courses without tuition charge on a space available basis.

Tuition Exchange Programs

Scholarships through the Tuition Exchange program and the Brethren Colleges Exchange program are available to eligible dependent children of employees who have completed one consecutive year of service to Juniata College. 

Tuition Grants for Employees

Employees may take one course per semester, summer session, or a continuing education course without tuition charge on a space available basis. Employees must have the approval of their supervisor and the Director of Human Resources in order to take courses during working hours. Working time must be made up unless the course is “job related” as documented by the immediate supervisor and the Director of Human Resources.

Tuition Grants for Early Childhood Education Center

Grants for one-half tuition are available for eligible dependents to attend the Early Childhood Education Center. For purposes of this grant, a dependent child is defined as one who is claimed on the employee’s current IRS dependency form or one of whom the employee has full or shared custody.

Tuition Grants for Retirees

Retirees of Juniata College and their spouses are eligible to take one course per semester, summer session, or a continuing education course without tuition charge on a space available basis.

Qualifications

Restrictions/Limitations

There is no guarantee that there are tuition exchange placement positions available in any given academic year, either from the point of view of the importing (host) institution or from the point of view of the number of export positions for which the College qualifies. In the event that the College is eligible for a limited number of exports, the awarding of scholarships shall be determined yearly on the basis of employee seniority.

Appeals from dependents of employees may be made to the Director of Human Resources for consideration of special circumstances regarding time (credit) limits and academic standing.

Procedures

The foregoing policies are subject to review and change by the Board of Trustees at Juniata College at any of its regular meetings.

 

Approved by Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees 10/16/93.

Revised by President’s Cabinet, August, 2006; June, 2009; October, 2009; June, 2011.


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