Tuition Reduction for Dependent Children

Wake Forest University offers tuition reduction benefits for eligible dependent children of eligible faculty and staff. This benefit includes attendance at Wake Forest University and other institutions.

Eligibility

  • Full-time faculty & 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.  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.
  • Eligible Dependents – children (including legally adopted, married, step children) must be less than 26 years old and substantially dependent upon the faculty or staff member. (The requirement of dependency is deemed to be satisfied if the child is claimed as a dependent exemption on the gaculty or staff’s federal income tax return for the tax year in which the concession is granted).

Attendance at Wake Forest University

  • Must meet the admissions requirements.
  • Eligible dependents of faculty and staff hired on or after January 1, 2014, must apply for federal financial aid.
  • Tuition-designated aid, awards, scholarships, and grants for eligible dependents of employees hired on or after January 1, 2014, will be used to reduce the tuition benefit.
  • Wake Forest pays 94% for tuition and academic fees, if hired before January 1, 2014  and 80% for tuition and academic fees, if hired on or after January 1, 2014.
  • For undergraduate study only.
  • Does not apply if he/she already holds an undergraduate degree.
  • Eight (8) semester maximum at Wake Forest University.
  • There is a $100 fee per credit hour for summer session enrollment.
  • Dependent child must be under 26 years old.
  • Tuition benefit has taxable implications for dependent children that are not substantially dependent on the employee (see policy for details).

Attendance at Other Institutions

  • Must be enrolled in an undergraduate degree program.
  • Eligible dependents of faculty and staff hired on or after January 1, 2014, must apply for federal financial aid.
  • Tuition-designated aid, awards, scholarships, and grants for eligible dependents of employees hired on or after January 1, 2014, will be used to reduce the tuition benefit.
  • 2017/2018 academic year limit is $9,766.00 ($4,883.00 per semester) for tuition and fees.
  • Applies to undergraduate study only.
  • Does not apply if he/she already holds an undergraduate degree.
  • 8 semester or 12 quarter maximum per dependent child.
  • Dependent child must be under 26 years old.
  • If both parents are eligible, the benefit is available to each, but may not exceed the total amount of tuition and academic fees.
  • Lifetime maximum of 24 semesters per employee, if hired on or after January 1, 2014.
  • Tuition benefit has taxable implications for dependent children that are not substantially dependent on the employee (see policy for details).

Policy

Review the Tuition Reduction for Dependent Children policy for full details of this benefit.

How to Submit a Tuition Reduction Request

Submit and track tuition reduction requests for dependent children electronically through WIN.