CSU Policy: Dependent Tuition Scholarship

Policy Title: Dependent Tuition Scholarship Category: Admissions and Enrollment
Owner: Board of Governors of the CSU System Policy ID#: 10-6004-001
Contact:
Human Resources
Web: http://www.hrs.colostate.edu/
Email: hr_service_center@mail.colostate.edu
Phone: (970) 491-6947

Also Contact:
Benefits Office
Web: http://www.hrs.colostate.edu/benefits/
Email: myhr@colostate.edu
Phone: (970) 491-6947
Original Effective Date: 6/21/2011
Last Major Revision: 9/23/2015
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PURPOSE OF THIS POLICY

A scholarship for 50% of resident tuition for regular, on-campus credits is available to eligible family members of Academic Faculty and Administrative Professionals with regular, special, multi-year research, or transitional appointments of half-time (0.5) or greater and all non-temporary State Classified appointments of half-time (0.5) or greater.

DEFINITIONS USED IN THIS POLICY

For the purposes of Section G.4 and G-5, the following definitions shall apply:

Eligible Employee shall mean and refer to all:

  • faculty members with regular, special, senior teaching appointments of half-time (0.5) or greater. Faculty transitional appointments are eligible for the same benefit available to full-time academic faculty
  • administrative professionals with regular or special appointments of half-time (0.5) or greater, and;
  • non-temporary state classified appointments of half-time(0.5) or greater.

Eligible Child shall mean and refer to biological children, adopted children, foster children, stepchildren, and legal wards of either the Eligible Employee or the Eligible Employee’s spouse or domestic partner, or civil union partner, as well as any person for whom either the Eligible Employee or the Eligible Employee’s spouse or domestic partner, or civil union partner is standing in loco parentis, provided that the “Eligible Child” is under twenty-six (26) years of age.

Spouse means a person who is legally married to an Eligible Employee, including a common-law spouse or same-gender spouse when the applicable jurisdiction's law recognizes such marriages.

Domestic partner has the meaning described under the University's benefits plan.

Civil union partner has the meaning defined in C.R.S. §14-15-103.

POLICY STATEMENT

The spouse, domestic partner, civil union partner, and Eligible Children of an Eligible Employee shall be qualified to receive a Tuition Scholarship if admitted to Colorado State University, Colorado State University Global Campus, or Colorado State University Pueblo and enrolled in a degree program or as a degree-seeking student with an undeclared major. This Tuition Scholarship Program is also available to students in programs such as Professional Veterinary Medicine, Teacher Certification, and Principal Licensure. The amount of this Tuition Scholarship shall be a fixed percentage of the undergraduate or graduate tuition that would be assessed to the student for regular on-campus courses at the in-state tuition rate, except for a student in the Professional Veterinary Medicine Program, whose scholarship shall equal this same percentage of the tuition assessed to in-state graduate students. This percentage shall be set by the President, but it shall be at least fifty (50) percent. Note that, in some cases, this Tuition Scholarship may be taxable income. Applications for this Tuition Scholarship must be processed in accordance with the requirements established by Student Financial Services and Human Resource Services for this program.

If a person dies while an Eligible Employee, his or her spouse or domestic partner, or civil union partner shall continue to be qualified for this Tuition Scholarship Program until six (6) years after the date of the death, and each of his or her Eligible Children shall continue to be qualified for this Tuition Scholarship Program until the Eligible Child reaches the age of twenty-six (26). For all cases of separation from employment of an Eligible Employee other than death, the spouse, domestic partner, civil union partner, and Eligible Children of the Eligible Employee shall cease to be qualified for this Tuition Scholarship Program at the end of the academic year in which the separation from employment occurs.

In exceptional circumstances, the Vice President for University Operations has the authority to grant eligibility to someone who might not qualify otherwise for eligibility.

REFERENCES

Academic Faculty/Administrative Professional Manual section G.4

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