Tuition Assistance is available to all active and retired regular full-time faculty and staff, their spouse, and their eligible dependents.

Eligible employees and retirees may receive 100% payment on tuition cost for six credit UAH courses per academic year, not to exceed two credit courses per term. Eligible spouses and dependents of employees and retirees may receive 50% payment on tuition only for all courses enrolled at UAH. There is no course limit for spouses and dependents that offer semester hour credit at UAH.

*Please note the tuition assistance program does NOT pay for fees, books, or supplies.

  • Tuition Assistance Policy(Policy under revision pending approval)
  • Tuition Assistance Forms
    • Fall 2021 - deadline - August 25, 2021, by 5:00 P.M.
    • Complete a separate form for EACH semester that tuition assistance is desired.
    • Tuition Assistance can only be used for a UAH course(s) that are taken for semester hour credit.
      • Audited courses are not covered.  
      • Supervisor Sign Off Form (Staff Employees Only)
        • Staff employees must print or download below the confirmation page which includes the supervisor sign-off page.  
        • Supervisor Sign Off Form 
        • The completed form should be mailed to
  • Upcoming Tuition Assistance Deadlines
      • Fall 2021 deadline - August 25, 2021, by 5:00 P.M.
      • Spring 2022 deadline - January 18, 2022, by 5:00 P.M.
Educational Benefit Taxation

The following three (3) groups are subject to income and employment tax withholding:

  • A spouse/child who is NOT AN IRS TAX DEPENDENT of the eligible employee, per Section 152 of the Internal Revenue Code (IRC)

(Click here for the definition of who is a dependent for IRS purposes)

  • A spouse/child who is a GRADUATE student

(**taxation does not apply to qualified Teaching Assistants or Research Assistants)

  • An employee who is a GRADUATE student is subject to tax withholding for tuition benefits paid in excess of the IRS limit of $5,250 per calendar year, per IRC Section 127.

(**an exception may apply in limited cases if the education qualifies as a working condition fringe benefit per IRC Section 132 and 162)

Imputed income is the value of non-monetary compensation given to employees in the form of fringe benefits.  This amount is added to an employee's gross wages so the appropriate taxes (federal, state, and social security) can be withheld.  During each semester we will monitor if taxation applies to an employee and/or dependent.  If it applies, taxes will be withheld over six pay periods and employees will be notified in advance. 

The Educational Benefit Taxation Flowchart illustrates how taxation may apply to you and/or your eligible dependent.