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Tuition Waiver Program: Full-Time Non-Aligned Employees

About This Policy

Effective Date
Responsible Office
Human Resources


NJSA 18A: 64-6


All full-time non-aligned employees of Montclair State University who want to further their job-related professional development and/or enhance their effectiveness on the job through participation in courses, certificate programs or other approved programs of study at the University are eligible to apply for tuition waiver.

Application for the Program

Applications for tuition waiver are subject to approval by the Vice President of the employee’s division and final approval delegated by the President to the Vice President for Human Resources.


This program if for tuition waiver only; other fees and expenses are the responsibility of the employee.

Employees at the dissertation stage of their doctoral studies are eligible for a maximum of two semesters of waiver for a dissertation research course.

Any course for which tuition waiver is granted must be scheduled on the employee’s own time. However, an employee may request an adjusted work schedule. Any such schedule adjustments must be consistent with the requirements of the employee’s job and must be approved by the employee’s division vice president and the Vice President for Human Resources.

Participation in a course(s) shall be on a seat available basis only. Interested employees should submit their application for tuition waiver in advance of the course being offered. Registration will be permitted only on the Friday before classes begin.

Academic regulations and guidelines applied to tuition-paying students will apply to those whom tuition is waived. Employees applying for tuition waiver must submit an application for financial aid. If an employee receives any other financial aid for tuition, the waiver shall apply to the balance after the financial assistance is credited to his/her account.

An employee who separates or is separated from employment at the University prior to successful completion of the approved course shall not be eligible for tuition waiver. In this circumstance, the employee shall reimburse the University for all waived costs for that course.


In granting approval for participation in the Tuition Waiver Program, the University will take into account the relevance of the course, certificate program or other approved program of study at the University to the employee’s current job; the quality of the applicant’s performance in his/her job; the priority needs of the applicant’s current job and work unit; the quality of the applicant’s performance in prior courses for which tuition was waived; the availability of seats in the requested course(s) and other relevant considerations.

Responsibility for Implementation

Vice President for Human Resources

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