JHU Benefits Site - Tuition Remission

Tuition Remission

The Tuition Remission Plan covers part-time graduate and undergraduate studies at JHU academic schools.

Eligibility

You are eligible for tuition remission once you have completed 120 days of full-time employment as long as you are JHU faculty or staff and continue in a full-time position. The benefit is available only during periods in which a faculty or staff member is employed full-time, or during periods of authorized leave not exceeding one year in duration from which the faculty or staff member will return to full-time employment. You are also eligible for tuition remission if you are a JHU retiree. Other family members are also eligible, including:

  • Your spouse or dependent child (under age 19 or, if from age 19 thru the end of the calendar year in which they turn 23, be a full-time student), and
  • Your same-sex domestic partner or dependent child of a same-sex domestic partner (under age 19 or, if from age 19 thru the end of the calendar year in which they turn 23, be a full-time student).

Visiting faculty and staff, residents, interns and post-doctoral fellows are not eligible for tuition remission.

Note: Any benefit provided to an employee's same-sex domestic partner or the dependent children of that partner will be taxed and taxes will be withheld from the employee’s pay.

About the Plan

Part-time credit and non-credit courses offered through the continuing education unit of one of JHU’s academic divisions are covered under this plan. Outside courses, conferences, and seminars may also be covered if required for the employee to maintain a job-required professional certificate or license regulated by the State Licensing Board.

Non-Credit Courses

There is no annual dollar limit or reduction of annual limits for non-credit professional development or personal enrichment courses.

JHU’s Academic Divisions’, the Berman Institute’s or the Institute for Clinical and Translational Research's Non-Credit Professional Development Courses
These courses are available to faculty and staff only; spouses, same-sex domestic partners and dependent children are not eligible. You receive 100% remission if your department certifies the course is valuable for your professional development and your department is willing to pay if you do not attend or cancel from the course with at least one week's notice. The one week cancellation notice is waived only for emergencies and written documentation is required.

JHU’s Academic Divisions’, CTY’s or the Berman Institute’s Non-Credit Personal Enrichment Courses
Faculty and staff receive 80% remission for non-credit personal enrichment courses, with 20% payable at registration. Spouses and same-sex domestic partners are eligible for 50% remission. Dependent children are eligible for 50% remission at Peabody and CTY only. For private instruction at Peabody, faculty, staff, retirees, spouses, same-sex domestic partners and dependent children are all eligible for 25% remission.

Required Continuing Education Courses Outside of Johns Hopkins University
Faculty and staff receive 100% remission via a funding transfer to their department for successfully completed and approved outside courses, conferences and seminars. Documentation of successful completion must be provided. Courses must be required for the employee to maintain a job-required professional certificate or license regulated by the State Licensing Board to be eligible. Spouses, same-sex domestic partners and dependent children are not eligible for outside non-JHU continuing education courses.

Courses can be paid by the faculty/staff member or the department. Once the documentation below is submitted, the department will be credited. If paid by the faculty or staff member, he/she will be reimbursed by their department.

  • A signed Tuition Remission for Continuing Education Courses Outside of JHU Application
  • The department budget number must be on the Tuition Remission Benefit Application.
  • A copy of the paid receipt for the workshop.
  • A copy of the certificate of attendance.
  • A copy of the JHU job description to show that the faculty or staff member's position requires a license that is regulated by the state/state board.

Academic Credit Courses

There is a $5,250 annual family limit on tuition remission for faculty, staff, retirees and their spouses, same-sex domestic partners and dependent children. Within this calendar limit, dependents’ spending is limited to $2,625. You are responsible for any spending that exceeds the limits, and for tuition costs for courses not completed (i.e., withdrawn or dropped).

Faculty, staff, and retirees are eligible for 100% remission for credit courses, and 25% remission for private credit instruction at Peabody.

Spouses and same-sex domestic partners are eligible for 50% remission for credit courses, and 25% remission for private credit instruction at Peabody.

Dependent children are eligible for 50% remission credit at the Carey Business School, School of Education, Peabody, Arts and Sciences (Graduate AAP) and Engineering (Graduate EPP). For private instruction at Peabody, dependent children are eligible for 25% remission. $100/term or $50/quarter remission is available at all other schools.

Payment Chart

This chart details the payment allowances within each school:

  Faculty/Staff Retirees Spouses,
Same-
Sex
Domestic
Partners
Children
Carey Business School
 
Credit (Undergrad and Graduate)
Doctoral Level
Non-Credit - Professional Development
Non-Credit - Personal Enrichment
100%
100%
100%
80%
100%
100%
N/A
80%
50%
50%
N/A
50%
50%
50%
N/A
N/A
School of Education
 
Credit (Undergrad and Graduate)
Doctoral Level
Non-Credit - Professional Development
100%
100%
100%
100%
100%
N/A
50%
50%
N/A
50%
50%
N/A
School for Advanced International Studies
 
Credit Courses 100% 100% 50% $100/term
Bloomberg School of Public Health
 
Credit Courses
Non-Credit - Professional Development
100%
100%
100%
N/A
50%
N/A
$50/quarter
N/A
Peabody
 
Credit Courses - Public
Credit Courses - Private
Non-Credit - Personal Enrichment
Non-Credit - Personal Enrich - Private
100%
25%
80%
25%
100%
25%
80%
25%
50%
25%
50%
25%
50%
25%
50%
25%
Krieger School of Arts and Sciences
 
Credit Courses at AAP (Graduate Level Programs)
Non-Credit - Professional Development
Non-Credit - Personal Enrichment
Summer Pre-College Programs
100%

100%
80%
N/A
100%

N/A
80%
N/A
50%

N/A
50%
N/A
50%

N/A
N/A
50% tuition only
Whiting School of Engineering
 
Credit Courses at EPP (Graduate Level Programs)
Non-Credit - Professional Development
Non-Credit - Personal Enrichment
Summer Pre-College Programs
100%

100%
80%
N/A
100%

N/A
80%
N/A
50%

N/A
50%
N/A
50%

N/A
N/A
50% tuition only
School of Nursing
 
Credit Courses
Non-Credit - Professional Development
Non-Credit - Personal Enrichment
100%
100%
80%
100%
N/A
80%
50%
N/A
50%
$100/term
N/A
N/A
School of Medicine
 
Credit Courses
Non-Credit - Professional Development
Non-Credit - Personal Enrichment
100%
100%
80%
100%
N/A
80%
50%
N/A
50%
$100/term
N/A
N/A
Berman Institute of BioEthics
 
Non-Credit - Professional Development
Non-Credit - Personal Enrichment
100%
80%
N/A
80%
N/A
50%
N/A
N/A
Institute for Clinical and Translational Research (ICTR)
 
Non-Credit - Professional Development 100% N/A N/A N/A
CTY
 
Non-Credit - Personal Enrichment N/A N/A N/A 50%
 
 
Required Continuing Education Courses Outside of Johns Hopkins University 100% N/A N/A N/A

Courses Not Covered

Courses offered by individual JHU departments are not covered. Studies taken beyond the dollar limits noted in the Payment Chart above are not covered.

Tuition Remission Taxability

For employees: Tuition remission for your undergraduate and graduate courses is tax-free.

For spouses and dependent children: Tuition remission used by your spouse and/or dependent children for undergraduate courses is tax-free. For graduate courses, it is considered taxable income to you and the university will withhold these taxes from your paycheck.

For same-sex domestic partners and their dependent children: Any benefit provided for your same-sex domestic partner or the dependent children of that same-sex domestic partner will be taxed. The university will withhold these taxes from your paycheck. Tax questions should be directed to the Tax Office at 443-997-8688.

To Participate

Select the appropriate form and follow the registration procedures on the Division's registration form. Present a signed and completed Tuition Remission Benefit form to the Registrar at the time of registration. The availability of the Tuition Remission Plan does not guarantee that an employee or family member will be accepted by any of JHU's academic divisions. Employees should check with the Admissions Office of the academic division of their interest before applying for tuition remission.

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