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Applying for Employee Tuition Benefits


Due to taxation guidelines, and with our upcoming transition to Workday, we will be unable to accept and process tuition benefit applications after December 7, 2014 until January 5, 2015.

  • If you are taking undergraduate courses at CMU or if you are taking courses at an outside institution that you wish to have paid/taxed in 2014, please submit your request and all supporting documentation by December 7, 2014. Incomplete applications as of December 8, 2014 will be cancelled and you will need to resubmit on/after January 5, 2015.
  • If you are taking graduate courses at CMU in Spring 2015 please do not submit your request until January 5, 2015 or later.

Taking Courses at Carnegie Mellon

  1. If you have applied and been accepted to a formal degree program, then register for course(s) through Student Information Online.
  2. Apply through Workday for Employee Tuition Benefits.
  3. Your application will not be reviewed until you are registered for courses.
  4. After receiving approval, a tuition remission transaction will be posted to your student account. This transaction will ONLY cover tuition charges.
  5. You will receive an electronic invoice from the Student Accounts Office. You are responsible for paying any amount due in excess of tuition by the stated due date on the invoice. Amounts not paid by the stated due dates are subject to a monthly penalty charge. (Note: PAT fees and technology fees are waived for employees. Fees are not waived for dependent children.)

Taking Courses at Another Institution

  1. Register for course(s) according to the institution's registration procedures.
  2. Apply through Workday for Employee Tuition Benefits.
    • Submit a copy of the course description(s) with the number of credits per class and the invoice showing tuition charges.
  3. Carnegie Mellon will mail a check directly to the institution, made payable to the other institution, for your eligible tuition assistance.
    • If you have already paid tuition charges, ask the other institution for a refund in the amount of Carnegie Mellon's payment.

Dropping a Course

If you drop a course:

  • Follow the institution's process to drop the course. You may need to seek special permission to be relieved of/reimbursed for tuition fees and other charges.
  • Notify the CMUWorks Service Center immediately. 
  • If you already received your tuition benefit, make arrangements for repayment of the benefit.
You will not be eligible for future benefits until you either demonstrate successful completion of the course or return the prepayment.