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Employee Tuition Benefits

Benefit plans

Northwestern employee tuition benefit plans include:

Taxes and tuition

All employee tuition benefits above $5,250 received per calendar year must be taxed as non-cash compensation and added to an employee's taxable wages. See how tuition benefits may impact your paycheck.

Deadlines

You must submit a completed online application for the desired tuition benefit plan by the appropriate deadline.

Deadlines and Plan IDs for the various employee tuition benefit plans.
Tuition Benefit Plan  Plan ID Deadline
Employee Reduced ER Online applications must be submitted within the calendar year for which the benefit is being requested. Only one application is required for the full calendar year, so choose the earliest eligible term. 2019 applications are due by 12/31/2019.
Enhanced Employee Reduced EER Online applications must be submitted within the calendar year for which the benefit is being requested. Only one application is required for the full calendar year, so choose the earliest eligible term. 2019 applications are due by 12/31/2019.
Employee Certificate EC All courses taken in a term must be included in the single application. The online application must be submitted within 90 days of completing the final course of that term.
Employee Portable EP All courses taken in a term must be included in the single application. The online application must be submitted within 90 days of completing the final course of that term.
Employee Reduced Satellite Tuition ERS All courses taken in a term must be included in the single application. The online application must be submitted within 90 days of completing the final course of that term.
Enhanced Employee Reduced Satellite Tuition EERS All courses taken in a term must be included in the single application. The online application must be submitted within 90 days of completing the final course of that term.