Only full-time permanent faculty and staff of American University and their spouses, dependents and domestic partners are eligible for tuition benefits. You can review the Educational Benefits Policy in the Human Resources Benefits Manual for more eligibility information. The Benefits Manual can be found on the AU portal at myau.american.edu under "Policies" in the HR/Payroll Connection. There is a nonrefundable $50 registration fee each semester.
Applications for faculty, staff, and spouse benefits are available online through the AU portal. The completed application must be approved by Human Resources and submitted to Student Accounts before the start of any semester in which the benefit will be used.
Employee tuition remission (including spouse, domestic partner and dependent tuition remission) only covers tuition cost of up to 8 credits per semester, 20 credits per academic year, per student. The student will be responsible for paying the $50 remission registration fee, any special course fees, and mandatory sport, technology, and activity fees. If the student is enrolled in a program that charges more than the regular per credit tuition rate, tuition remission will be credited for the regular tuition rate. Late registration fees are not applicable to faculty and staff using employee tuition benefits. More information regarding the tuition remission policies can be found in the HR Benefits Manual, or in the online tuition remission application.
For questions regarding tuition remission and taxes on your paycheck, please contact Human Resources directly at (202) 885-2591.
Please be advised that tuition remission will not be credited to the student account if the student is an employee and is registered for a class during their scheduled work hours without a work schedule exemption. Contact Human Resources for more information.
Employee tuition remission benefits are only credited to student's accounts around the start of any given semester, due to excessive add/drop activity.