Auburn University and Auburn University Montgomery maintain an educational benefit plan that provides for tuition waiver benefits to eligible and qualified employees, enabling them to enroll in undergraduate and graduate course work while actively employed at the university.

This benefit provides eligible employees a waiver of tuition for up to 15 hours per academic year at the Board-approved, on-campus resident rate per credit hour. Full-time employees who are eligible for the Auburn dental plan and have served a minimum of one year regular continuous service are eligible. 

If the tuition for the chosen program exceeds the cost of regular tuition, the employee is responsible for paying the difference, per credit hour.  (Based on meeting eligibility requirements and subject to supervisor/manager approval.) The university manages the tuition remission benefit plan in accordance with the Internal Revenue Service regulations and the University 127 plan.

An Employee Education Benefit application is needed for each class each semester. There is no longer a registration waiting period for undergraduate or graduate courses.

Undergraduate Degree

Eligibility begins the semester after a minimum of one year regular continuous service has been reached.

The benefit includes a waiver of the Student Services Fee. The undergraduate tuition benefit is not taxable to the participant.

Once you have applied for admission and been accepted to the University complete the following steps to request the education benefit.

Application Processes (Online)

  1. Go to www.auburn.edu.

  2. Click on AU Access.

  3. Enter your username and password.

  4. Click on the Self Service icon (Banner).

  5. Select Employee Education Benefit

Application Fee Waiver

To receive the waiver of the undergraduate fee, employees should submit the online admission application up to the point of the application fee payment; then send a copy of the faculty/staff ID card to Admission Processing, 1550 East Glenn Avenue or email a copy to webadms@auburn.edu.

After a copy of the faculty/staff ID card is received, Admission Processing will complete and submit the application on behalf of the employee.  This fee waiver is for faculty and staff only. It is not extended to spouses and dependents.

Questions about the undergraduate fee can be directed to Admission Processing at (334) 844-6429.

Miscellaneous

  • Online courses are included in the benefit. Rates vary by areas of study.

  • If the tuition for the chosen program exceeds the cost of regular tuition, the employee is responsible for paying the difference, per credit hour.

Graduate Degree

Eligibility begins the semester after a minimum of one year regular continuous service has been reached. The benefit includes a waiver of the Student Services Fee.

An attestation by the employee’s immediate supervisor indicating whether the requested course is relevant to the student’s current position assignment is required for graduate courses during the application approval process in Self Service Banner. Courses with an attestation of "no" are subject to tax implications.

Once you have applied for admission and been accepted to the University complete the following steps to request the education benefit.

Application Processes (Online)

  1. Go to www.auburn.edu.

  2. Click on AU Access.

  3. Enter your username and password.

  4. Click on the Self Service icon (Banner).

  5. Select Employee Education Benefit.

Application Fee Waiver

Questions about the graduate fee can be directed to the Graduate School at 844-4700.

Miscellaneous

  • Online courses are included in the benefit. Rates vary by area of study.

  • If the tuition for the chosen course exceeds the cost of regular tuition, the employee is responsible for paying the difference, per credit hour.

Last updated: 10/31/2022