Postdoc Tuition Benefit


Benefits-eligible postdoctoral appointees may take undergraduate classes at University College ( for career development purposes only with full tuition remission. Undergraduate classes are those that begin with the number 1, 2, 3, or 4, and a maximum of 4 credit units per semester is allowed. Books and fees are the responsibility of the student. This benefit is effective immediately, one year of service is not required. The appropriate form (below) must be filled out, signed by the faculty mentor and routed to the appropriate school contact for approval. Approved classes are those that promote the career development of a postdoctoral appointee, including English language program classes. For more information on ELP classes, please visit the ELP website at Classes that do not contribute to a postdoctoral appointee’s career will not be approved. Please be aware that the tuition cost may be taxable to a non-employee postdoc. Additionally, you must receive a passing grade in the class in order to receive the tuition benefit.

Postdoc Tuition Assistant Form, revised 9-16-2016
You may save the form to your computer and type in the fields. This form was revised as of September 16, 2016, effective for Spring 2017 classes.

Postdoctoral Appointee Tuition Policy, revised 07-01-06

UCollege Registration Instructions for Postdoctoral Appointees

Please contact Mary Ann Lockett ( in Human Resources with questions related to the postdoc tuition benefit.

University College sets a calendar for each semester setting registration and dropping deadlines. Registration and paperwork must be completed before the registration deadline (generally the week before classes begin) in order to avoid a late fee. It is also advisable to register early as some classes may fill up. (Summer classes are more flexible as there are multiple starting dates throughout the summer.) Please remember that when you register for a class, you are committing to attending and participating in that class. If you decide to drop the class, you must do so according to University College's instructions and within their refund period, otherwise you will be responsible for the tuition costs.

Voluntary English Test in Speaking, Listening and Writing - If you have been thinking of polishing your English communication skills, please consider registering for a voluntary English test in speaking, listening, and writing. This test is completely voluntary, lasts only about 30 min, and will not result in any required courses, but in addition to the testing you will learn of the courses available to you in research writing, listening, speaking, presentation skills, and cultural communication through the English Language Programs (ELP). To schedule a test, please contact Cathy Raymond.

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