After one year of service, full-time and part-time employees (including adjunct faculty), their spouses, and dependents are eligible for tuition remission up to the equivalent of one full-time enrollment in the College’s undergraduate and graduate programs per year. In addition, full-time employees and their spouses and dependents are eligible for tuition remission toward Precollege and Continuing Studies (PCS) classes. Dependents are defined as spouses or children up to age 25, who can legally be claimed on the employee’s annual tax filings with the IRS. Audited courses do not qualify for tuition remission. Full-time and part-time employees may not be enrolled in courses during their normal work schedule with the exception of courses that begin at 4pm provided the courses do not interfere with their primary responsibilities and scheduled work times. These exceptions must have supervisor approval on file with the Human Resources Office prior to enrolling.
Policy Table of Contents
Undergraduate And Graduate Courses
Full-time and part-time degree seeking employees, spouses, and dependents will have the class tuition waived but will be responsible to pay for registration and appropriate course fees prior to beginning classes. Failure to make this payment or to sign up for a payment plan, will result in being withdrawn from all classes for the semester. To sign up for a payment plan, please click here.
Full-time and part-time non-degree seeking employees, spouses, and dependents must follow the registration policy for Guest/Non-Matriculated Students located in the College’s Policy Database.
Staff members who are pursuing a CCS degree are ineligible for Student development funds. Staff members who attend classes at CCS already receive tuition benefits. CCS reserves the student development funds for tuition paying undergraduate or graduate students.
Precollege And Continuing Studies Courses
For PCS classes, full-time employees, their spouses, and dependents are eligible for tuition remission on a space available basis for the fall and winter semesters, as well as adult classes during the summer. Summer semester youth and teen classes will be available to eligible dependents of CCS full-time employees at a discounted tuition rate. Additional materials and various fees must be paid in full, along with the discounted tuition, when registering for the classes. Please contact the PCS office or Human Resources for the current discounted tuition rate.
Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and CCS Scholarships and Grants
Degree Seeking Students
Degree seeking employees, spouses, and dependents receiving tuition remission must file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by February 1st to determine eligibility for financial aid from the federal and state governments and the student must accept all federal and state scholarships and grants awarded. The FAFSA may be completed at www.fafsa.gov. The CCS Tuition Remission Voucher will cover the remaining eligible tuition after grants from the State of Michigan have been applied to the student’s tuition and mandatory fee charges. Funding from Federal Pell Grants and Federal Direct Stafford Loans may be refunded to the student after all applicable charges have been paid in full.
CCS scholarships and grants are not available if tuition costs are covered in full by tuition remission. If the student is eligible for a partial tuition remission, this amount is compared to the amount they may be eligible for in CCS scholarship and grant funds. The student will receive the higher of the two amounts.
Non-Degree Seeking and PCS Students
Non-degree seeking/non-matriculating and PCS students are not required to complete the FAFSA since their enrollment status is ineligible for Title IV aid.
Withdrawals, Dropped Courses, Or Failing Grade
Employees, their spouse, or dependents will be responsible for the tuition charges/surrender fees for a withdrawn, dropped, or failed course(s).
Employees should contact the Office of Human Resources to determine tuition remission eligibility and to obtain the Tuition Remission Voucher and instructions.