Tuition Remission Facts
Tuition remission is charged to a grant and or fund based on the percentage of salary applied during the semester to each project. For example, if a research assistant works on two projects equally and is paid $6,000 for the semester then each project will be charged 50% of tuition remission which then is $3,000 for each project.
If the student is only paid $1500 for one month (during the semester) on one project and is paid $6,000 for the whole semester, then only 25% of tuition remission is charge to the project, NOT one month’s worth. The project would be charged $1500 because 25% of $6,000 is $1,500. One month of tuition remission is typically $1333.33.
The same calculation is determined if the student holds dual appointments, as in RA and TA. Look at what they were paid for the semester and figure out the percentage paid on each project or fund to determine how much tuition will be charged to each.
- Spring tuition remission charges in January (1/2 month), February, March, April, and May
- Fall tuition remission charges in September, October, November, December, and January (1/2 month)
- Tuition remission is $6,000 per semester, $12,000 a year.
- Tuition posts at the end of the month like fringe
- Tuition remission information can be found in WISDM via the Tuition remission Search
- Main Menu > Payroll > Tuition Remission Search
- Tuition remission is not the same as third party tuition or tuition paid by student
- Must be appointed as a RA, PA, or TA over 33.33% during the semester to be eligible for tuition remission.
- If falls below 33.33% during any portion of the semester, the tuition remission charged to the project(s) will be cancelled and the student will receive a tuition bill.
- Ask, is tuition remission allowed and budgeted on the project the RA or PA is appointed to? If not, what unrestricted funding will pay for it?
- TIP, if the sponsor doesn’t allow F&A, typically tuition remission in unallowable as well.
- If unallowable, CALS will create transfer-if listed as unallowable on the requirements tab in WISDM. Needs to be listed exactly as Unallowable Expenditure – Tuition Remission for our queries to capture the posting.
- TA’s cannot be paid on sponsored projects (133 or 144). Research vs. instruction.
- Typically tuition remission is not an allowable cost share expense if the sponsor does not allow as a direct cost.
- To be allowed as a cost share expense (paid on unrestricted funding only), sponsor needs to approve as a cost share expense in writing.