Tuition Waiver

Minnesota State Colleges and Universities offers a tuition waiver benefit to most employees based on criteria provided in the various union contracts or salary plans. It provides the cost of tuition and, in some cases, certain fees.

Each union contract specifies employee and dependent eligibility, the number of allowed credits, fees included in the waiver, the academic year in which the waiver can be used, and where credits can be earned (technical, community or co-located colleges, and/or state universities).

The links below describe eligibility requirements and terms for the various union contracts and compensation plans. Guidelines and information on applying for the tuition waiver benefit are also found below. 

Campus and system office employees: Please contact your Human Resource office for further assistance and/or questions.

HR Guideline PER0003

Tuition Waiver Matrix (Note: printed version will be 11 x 14)

The employee contracts and personnel plans set forth tuition waiver benefits for Minnesota State College and University employees.  Please refer to the individual contracts for further information. 

Online application:  Tuition Waiver Web-based Application System

Tuition Waiver System User Quick Reference Guide

Educational Assistance Information Sheet

Other References: Taxation of Tuition Waiver