Tuition Privileges

 

Agnes Scott College offers several undergraduate tuition remission and exchange programs for full-time faculty, staff and their dependents. Tuition remission is not available for post baccalaureate programs or graduate credit. The following provides a description of each program. For complete details and a list of participating institutions, contact the financial aid director.

Remission for Classes at Agnes Scott College

Full-time faculty, staff and their dependents may receive tuition remission for classes taken at Agnes Scott College, beginning one year after the full-time employment date of the faculty or staff member. Please note that tuition remission does not apply to any classes taken during summer school. The employee or dependent must apply for all federal and state grants that may be available. Examples of such grants are the Georgia Tuition Equalization Grant and the Pell Grant. Information about state and federal grants may be obtained from financial aid. Should an individual terminate employment during the period he/she, a spouse or a dependent is registered at Agnes Scott College, the cost will be pro-rated on the basis of the length of the semester and the time of employment.

Remission does not cover room, board, any fees or special programs.

All seeking remission should contact the director of financial aid for the appropriate tuition remission request form.

Faculty

Approval to take courses at Agnes Scott College is granted by the dean of the college. No application is required.

Staff and Faculty/Staff Spouses

Full-time staff members, who normally work 35 or more hours per week, are eligible to apply to take up to a maximum of two classes per semester with remission aid one year after the full-time employment date of the staff member. Normal provisions regarding credit, grades, non degree hour limits and class attendance apply. Enrollment is dependent upon supervisor's approval and the employee's ability to continue to perform successfully the full duties of their position with the College.

Admission of staff and faculty/staff spouses into classes is dependent upon space available. Staff must have the permission of the appropriate supervisor(s). Employees applying to take a class should submit two copies of the Agnes Scott College Tuition Remission Request form; one to the associate vice president for enrollment and the other to the director of financial aid. Staff members and spouses complete the Woodruff Scholars Application and submit transcripts of high school and previous college work. An interview may be required. Recommendations are not required for employees and the application fee is waived. The assistant dean of the college reviews all applications from staff and spouse applicants until degree status is sought. At that time, a decision is made by the Committee on Academic Standards and the Office of Admission.

Dependent Children of Faculty and Staff

Dependent* children of full-time members of the faculty and staff, as well as retired members who qualify as retirees**, may apply to take courses with remission assistance one year after the full-time employment date of the faculty or staff member. High school seniors, male and female, seek approval from the dean of admission and the associate vice president for enrollment to take courses at Agnes Scott College under the joint-enrollment plan. An explanation of this program is offered in the catalog. Female high-school seniors and female students enrolled in another college may apply for admission as degree candidates under normal procedures.

Association of Presbyterian Colleges and Universities Tuition Exchange Program

Eligible applicants are the dependent children and spouses of full-time faculty and staff in participating APUC member institutions. For a current list of participating institutions and any restrictions required by each institution, contact the Agnes Scott College director of financial aid.

Tuition Exchange Program

The Tuition Exchange Program is a national exchange program with more than 600 participating colleges and universities. It is important to note all interested persons should complete the tuition exchange request form and submit to the director of financial aid during the open request period (typically between August 1 and September 15 of the year prior to anticipated enrollment). This early deadline is important to ensure maximum access to participating institutions. Additional information may be found at: https://tuitionexchange.org. Please note that an application for this program does not guarantee eligibility and is subject to Agnes Scott’s ability to maintain a balance between “imports” (students coming into the college via the Tuition Exchange Program) and “exports” (dependents of college employees going to other participating Tuition Exchange institutions). If Agnes Scott is deemed to be out of balance by the Tuition Exchange Program, it will be necessary for the college to limit the number of participants in the Tuition Exchange program until such time as the balance between imports and exports reaches an acceptable level. If exports continue to exceed imports, the Tuition Exchange Program may not allow the college to submit new exports until the balance returns to an acceptable level. In the event the college is prohibited by the Tuition Exchange Program from adding new exports, students already in the program will continue to be eligible.

In addition to the tuition exchange request form, families will need to go online to https://telo.tuitionexchange.org/apply.cfm to complete the online application form and select potential host exchange schools. Students may select up to 10 schools per application submitted. If more than 10 schools are desired, additional applications will need to be completed.

* Dependent: anyone claimed on the employee's federal income tax return the calendar year prior to the anticipated enrollment date at Agnes Scott or other school for which remission is sought.

** Retiree: anyone who meets the age and service criteria established by the college to receive full access to retiree benefits.


Policy No.  396  Issued  1/1/2004  Revised  7/18/2017