Tuition Reduction

Tuition Reduction for Dependent Children

Full-time faculty and staff will be eligible for the Tuition Reduction benefits for eligible dependents after reaching their 5th year of full-time continuous service, if hired on or after January 1, 2014 (3rd year of full-time continuous service, if hired before January 1, 2014).   The anniversary date will determine if the 1st eligible semester will be Fall or Spring of a given year.  Faculty and staff hired at Wake Forest on or after January 1, 2014 may have their eligibility waiting period reduced to three years if they meet certain criteria and provide appropriate documentation (see policy for details). If a faculty/staff member satisfies eligibility requirement on or before October 1 then benefits are available for the fall semester (February 1 for spring semester).  Summer is not included as the 1st eligible semester.

Education Benefits for Faculty and Staff

Full-time faculty and staff are eligible for the Education Assistance benefits after reaching their 2nd year of full-time continuous service. The anniversary date will determine if the 1st eligible semester will be Fall or Spring of a given year.  If a faculty/staff member satisfies eligibility requirement on or before October 1 then benefits are available for the fall semester (February 1 for spring semester).  Summer is not included as the 1st eligible semester.

Tuition Reduction for Spouses

All full-time faculty and staff are eligible for tuition reduction benefits for spouses.

Historical Information

The Tuition Reduction Benefits for Dependent Children policy was revised July 2013.  Updates were communicated via:

  • Campus Connections: April 25, 2013
  • Staff Advisory Council: May 30, 2013 and April 22, 2014
  • InsideWFU: April 25, 2013, May 3, 2013, and May 29, 2013
  • Strategic Resources Initiative Report: Spring 2014