Tuition Waivers for Employees,
Spouses of Employees and
Dependents of Employees


The University extends the employment benefit of a tuition waiver as established through Board Policy 440.1. The administration of this employee benefit at the Fayetteville campus is defined in Fayetteville Policies and Procedures 512.0. The Employee Tuition Waiver Chart provides a Definition of Terms regarding eligibility and details regarding waivers for Employees and Spouse or Dependents effective May 1, 2017, and exceptions to the current policy per UA Systemwide Policies and Procedures 445.1.


As of Fall 2020, we have implemented an acceptance deadline for all employee and spouse/dependent waivers. They are as follows:

  • Fall Term: October 15
  • Spring Term: March 15
  • Summer Term: July 31
Waiver forms for a term will not be accepted past that term's due date.

For employees taking classes during the Fall and Summer terms, registration will begin in April; for the Spring term, registration will begin in November. If an exception to the registration period is required for your degree program, please contact your college representative.

Complete the online form and submit it to the Treasurer's Office. Payroll deduction is available for Fayetteville Campus employees to pay the remaining balance after the discount is applied. Please refer to the Payroll Deduction page for more information. If you have any questions on completing the form, contact the Treasurer's Office. The retiree dependent form requires Adobe Acrobat Reader.

The University of Arkansas Staff Senate provides a scholarship to at least one full-time University of Arkansas staff member wishing to attend classes to assist in employee development through higher education. Employees wishing to take classes are encouraged to visit the Staff Senate website for additional information regarding this scholarship. The scholarship application is available on-line from their website. This scholarship is not available for spouse/dependents and is granted based on funds available to the program.

As mandated by federal law, the university may be required to withhold or report applicable taxes on the value of educational benefits.

NOTE: Waivers will not post for the spring term until January of the year the term begins to limit amount of taxable benefit for that calendar year.

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