Tuition Waiver Programs
The University of Maine System encourages the full participation of all of its members in its educational mission by offering tuition waivers for eligible employees and their dependents. Employees should consult the appropriate collective bargaining agreement or the Employee Handbook (non-represented employees) for more information on tuition waiver benefits.
Generally, eligible full-time employees are allowed a maximum of two tuition-free courses per semester or summer session, not to exceed a total of eight credit hours. Eligible part-time employees are allowed a maximum of one tuition-free course per semester or summer session, not to exceed a total of four credit hours.
The spouse, domestic partner, or dependent children of full-time employees are eligible for a 50% tuition waiver provided the spouse, domestic partner, or dependent children are attending the University of Maine System as a full-time or part-time matriculated student. Dependents of employees called to active military service are eligible for the dependent tuition waiver.
Dependents of COLT unit retirees with 20 or more years of service are eligible for the dependent tuition waiver.
*for more information on Domestic Partner Benefits, visit the MyUMS Employee Portal.