Faculty and Staff Tuition Waiver
With department head approval, qualifying employees may take University of Mississippi courses for credit and receive tuition scholarships for a maximum of two courses not to exceed 6 credit hours per semester.
Full-time, benefits eligible employees:
- may enroll in any semester
- one course that meets during the standard workday, and one course outside of the workday
- total time away from the workday, to attend in-person lecture classes and labs, may not exceed 3 hours per week.
Part-time, benefits eligible employees employed one-half time or more:
- may receive a partial tuition benefit for one course
- may enroll in any semester, excluding intersession
- course must take place outside of their regularly scheduled work time
Note: additional fees may be assessed for some classes. These fees average $30.00 per course, but some are significantly lower or higher than this figure and are NOT covered by the University Faculty and Staff Tuition Waiver policy. Faculty and staff members wishing to enroll in classes with additional lab/class fees will be responsible for paying the additional lab/class fees.
A scholarship to assist with the cost of books and materials may be available on a semester basis for employees, subject to annual salary limitations. Information is available on the Staff Council website here
Faculty in Degree Programs
Full-time faculty members of the University of Mississippi who hold a professorial rank are eligible to pursue degrees from the University subject to conditions and limitations.
The policy concerning full-time faculty members in a professorial rank does not affect existing policies concerning instructors, part-time faculty, and other University employees.
Tuition Benefit for Children of Faculty and Staff
For full-time, benefit eligible faculty and staff of the University of Mississippi located on the Oxford, Jackson, or satellite campuses, each individual, dependent child is granted either a half-tuition or full-tuition benefit. The child must be enrolled as a full-time student at the University of Mississippi to receive any form of tuition benefit.
- A half-tuition benefit per semester is available to dependent children of full-time faculty and staff who were employed on or after July 1, 1977. The employee must be employed as of the first day of each scheduled registration. The half-tuition benefit is applied per each employed parent who meet the described qualifications, hence each child of two qualifying faculty or staff receive a full-tuition benefit.
- A full-tuition benefit per semester is available to dependent children of qualifying, full-time faculty and staff members of the University of Mississippi employed prior to July 1, 1977. For nine-month faculty, the employee must have been employed prior to August 16, 1977. Full-time faculty and staff or nine-month faculty must have been continuously employed by the University since their date of hire.
The children of part-time employees of the University of Mississippi do not qualify for tuition benefits.
Note: additional fees may be assessed for some classes. These fees average $30.00 per course, but some are significantly lower or higher than this figure and are NOT covered by the Tuition Benefit for Children of Faculty and Staff policy. Faculty and staff members wishing to enroll in classes with additional lab/class fees will be responsible for paying the additional lab/class fees.
Each individual dependent child of qualifying employees may receive the tuition benefit until one baccalaureate degree is earned at the University or the dependent reaches age twenty-five, whichever comes first.
For additional benefit and eligibility verification information, visit the Office of Financial Aid. The Office of Financial Aid is located in 257 Martindale. Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Contact a representative at 800-891-4596 or email@example.com
Nonresident Fee Waiver
Professional Development for Staff Employees
The University of Mississippi encourages the professional development of permanent staff employees. In an attempt to reward employees for such efforts, salary increases may be granted to the employee for the receipt of applicable certificates, licenses, and degrees.
The amount of the salary increase varies in accordance with the amount of time and effort devoted, as well as the relevance of received development to the employee’s position. Part-time employees will receive salary increases on a pro-rata (proportional) basis. No salary increases will be granted for the receipt of a degree if the employee already has a similar degree (Bachelor’s, Master’s, etc.)
Salary increases granted under this policy are effective the first of the month after receipt of the degree or certification. Salary adjustments for degrees or certifications awarded in a prior calendar year will be effective January 1st of the current calendar year. To avoid delays in effecting the increase, department heads should submit the appropriate forms in a timely manner.
Because heads of departments are expected to remain current in the respective areas of responsibility, they will normally be ineligible for the certification provisions of this policy.