Tuition Benefits for Dependent Children
Carnegie Mellon University is pleased to assist faculty and staff with the expense of educating their children. CMU's tuition benefits cover current tuition charges only (past semesters, fees, housing or other costs are not covered) and cannot exceed the total tuition cost.
CMU’s tuition benefit payment is the same regardless of other awards received (i.e., scholarships, financial aid, etc.) Outside institutions will allocate CMU’s payment according to their policy, which may result in a reduction of other awards. If your child is receiving other awards, you should confirm with the outside institution how CMU’s benefit payment will be applied to the student’s account.
Children Attending CMU
|Employee Eligibility||Full-time, benefits-eligible faculty and staff are eligible.
Staff/special faculty must complete five full years of service by the below dates:
Child must be accepted into and enrolled in an undergraduate degree program before age 30. (Note: HR is not involved in the admissions process; children of faculty and staff are not guaranteed admission into any university.)
Children attending another institution must be enrolled full time (except for the summer term).
|Available to an unlimited number of eligible children.||Up to two eligible children, per family|
|Up to eight semesters each (unused semesters may not be transferred to another child)|
|Benefit Level||100% tuition charges.||Staff/Special Faculty: In 2016–17, up to $6,820 per academic year (up to $3,410 per semester, trimesters and quarters will be prorated accordingly).
Faculty: up to 60% of Carnegie Mellon's tuition.
Taxes must be withheld in the year in which the benefit was received [i.e., when the check is issued], regardless of when the courses are taken.
|Not subject to federal, state or local taxes.||
Benefit is subject to state and local taxes for faculty and staff. Not subject to federal taxes.Taxes will be withheld from your pay by Carnegie Mellon in three monthly installments (for those paid monthly) or in six biweekly installments (for those paid biweekly). Taxation will begin with the next pay following your application approval, and will be withheld across three months, or the number of months remaining in the calendar year, whichever is less.
- Register for the course(s) according to the institution's registration procedures.
- Apply for Tuition Benefits for Dependent Children through Workday as early as possible.
- If attending another institution, upload a copy of the invoice showing tuition charges.
- A new application is required for EACH semester in which you are requesting benefits for your child.
- Carnegie Mellon will forward payment of the applicable grant amount to The HUB for children attending Carnegie Mellon or will mail a check directly to the institution, made payable to the other institution:
- If you have already paid the tuition, ask for a refund in the amount of Carnegie Mellon's payment from the school your child is attending.
- If you or your child loses eligibility for the benefit, notify the CMUWorks Service Center immediately; benefits will continue only through the completion of the current semester.