Employee Reduced Tuition Benefits

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  • Courses taken by full-time employees at Northwestern University.
  • No prior years of qualified service required.
  • $12,000 maximum annual employee reduced tuition benefit.
  • Employee Reduced Tuition benefits above $5,250 per year must be included as non-cash compensation and added to an employee's taxable wages. For example, if your tuition benefits for winter and spring quarter are $4,000 and you receive an additional $2,000 in assistance in the summer quarter, you would expect to see $750 spread between your July-September paychecks ($6,000 - $5,250 = $750). Additional information can be found on the IRS website.
  • Requires an application each calendar year or for a change in undergraduate to graduate student status.
  • By submitting an application, you are agreeing to the following statement: I certify that the information provided is correct.  I agree to comply with the provisions of the Northwestern Educational Benefits plan as described in the plan documents.  I agree to pay, at the latest, by the due date on my student account for all tuition, fees and other related educational costs that are not covered by this benefit plan.  Please contact the Office of Student Accounts for additional information.

School of Professional Studies

Plan ID

Undergraduate Study

85% Benefit

ERU

Professional Development Programs

85% Benefit

ERU

Graduate Study

75% Benefit

ERG

Day School Programs

Plan ID

Undergraduate Study

75% Benefit

ERU

Graduate Study

75% Benefit

ERG

Satellite Offices

Eligibility

  • Full-time regular status employees.
  • Customary work place is located more than 200 miles from Chicago.

Benefit

  • Eligible for Employee Reduced Tuition benefits at institutions other than Northwestern University. Upon approval of the application, the University will issue the benefit directly to the employee.
  • The amount of the benefit granted will not exceed the amount of the corresponding benefit applied to Northwestern University tuition.

Tuition Reimbursement Applications