Tuition Waiver

Full-time employees and part-time hourly or unclassified administrative staff who have completed the waiting period from their date of hire may apply for the tuition waiver benefit. 

A full-time employees, and their eligible dependents, may apply for the tuition waiver so long as the employee has met the 120-day waiting period equivalent by the last day to elect courses for credit (i.e. late registration). The Tuition Waiver Request must also be completed by the late registration deadline. The tuition waiver benefit includes general and instructional fees waived for full-time faculty and staff members, their spouses, domestic partners and qualified dependent children in accordance with University Policy 3342-6-09.1

Part-time classified hourly or unclassified administrative staff who have worked a minimum of 1,250 hours within the previous 12 months prior to the start of the semester are eligible for a four-credit-hour waiver. There are no tuition waiver benefits for dependents of part-time employees

Before submitting the request

Employees should read through the policy in its entirety for understanding, and make sure that the person for whom they are requesting tuition benefits (1) has been admitted to the university; and (2) has a Proof of Dependency Status Form (PDF) on file (for dependents who are to utilize the tuition benefit). In addition, employees who are Out-of-State can review Ohio Residency information.

Through the university FlashLine portal, employees can submit their request under the "Tuition Waiver Benefit Request" workflow.  

How to submit a tuition waiver request

  • Log in to FlashLine
  • Select Employee / Workflow / HR & Employee Workflows

Under the HR & Employee Workflows, scroll to Tuition Waiver Benefit Request; follow the directions on the form to submit your request. Full-time employees only need to submit the tuition waiver workflow once for each dependent child as the waiver will roll forward for subsequent semesters. However, should a dependent child change from undergraduate level to graduate level coursework, a new tuition waiver benefit request should be submitted along with a Proof of Dependency Status Form (PDF).

Important things to note

  1. Tuition waivers for an employee or their spouse/domestic partner must be submitted for each semester that a tuition waiver benefit is being requested.
  2. Should an employee change departments or employment status, a new tuition waiver benefit workflow must be submitted.
  3. If a student is a recipient of a tuition-specific scholarship awarded by any department or campus of Kent State University, the scholarship will be canceled if the student chooses to receive the tuition waiver benefit. For questions related to tuition scholarships, please contact