Tuition Waiver for Dependent Children of Deceased Employees

Tuition Waiver for Dependent Children of Deceased Employees

Objective
Consistent with the authority granted the President by the Board of Trustees in the resolution approved at its September 13, 2001 meeting and out of respect and appreciation for the contributions to the University by its long-term employees, the University adopts a tuition waiver program for dependent children of deceased employees.

Authority
NJSA 18A:64-6 and Board of Trustees Action #2397

Statement
Eligible Employee
Died on or after July 1, 2001 while in full-time active service at the University;

Was in good standing at the time of death;

Had completed a minimum of 10 years of continuous satisfactory service as a full-time employee of the University at the time of death.

Eligible Dependent
The biological, adopted or step child of an eligible employee, including a financially dependent child of an eligible employee in a non-traditional family;

Dependent of an eligible employee at the time of the employee’s death;

Less than 21 years of age at the time of commencement of the benefit;

Either a matriculated student at the University at the time of the death or, at the appropriate time, must apply and be admitted to the University through the normal admissions procedures

Tuition Waiver Benefit
The benefit available is 100 per cent tuition waiver for a maximum of eight semesters of study toward a first baccalaureate degree.

The waiver does not cover room and board, fees, or other educational expenses.
The benefit ceases at the end of the term in which the student attains the age of 24.

For eligible dependents who are matriculated students at the University at the time of the death, the benefit shall commence effective the next term.

To remain eligible for the tuition waiver, the student must maintain a GPA of 2.00 or higher in each semester. If the GPA falls below 2.00 in any semester, the student shall no longer be eligible for the benefit.

The tuition waiver program is subject to the availability of funds.

Responsibility for Implementation
Vice President for Student Development and Campus Life/Office of Financial Aid

Effective Date
Applicable to children of eligible employees who died on or after July 1, 2001 effective Fall 2001 and following