Staff Members' Dependent Children


Attending Brandeis Full Time 

Dependent children of qualifying staff members may receive tuition-remission benefits when they are accepted and enrolled in a full-time undergraduate academic program at Brandeis University. The amount of the benefit is equal to 75 percent of the Brandeis tuition charge.

This benefit is applicable to tuition only — it does not include room, board or any other expenses — and is limited to four undergraduate academic years or eight undergraduate semesters, which need not be consecutive. The benefit also applies to study-abroad programs completed as part of the Brandeis undergraduate degree program.

Other types of tuition remission, including scholarships received by the student, may reduce this benefit by that portion of the other benefit that is more than 25 percent of Brandeis University tuition.

The tuition-remission benefit does not apply to graduate study. The policy be revised or amended by the university at any time without notice.


1. The employee must have completed four years of consecutive full-time employment (35 hours per week for 52 weeks a year) by Sept. 1 of the application year. For those staff who complete their four years of consecutive full-time employment after Sept. 1 of the fall semester, the following prorated tuition-remission benefit shall apply:

  • Eligibility criteria met between Sept. 2 and Oct. 1: 50 percent tuition remission
  • Eligibility criteria met between Oct. 2 and Nov. 1: 25 percent tuition remission
  • Eligibility criteria met after Nov. 2: No tuition remission

Employees who complete four years of consecutive full-time employment by Jan. 1 after their dependent's initial academic semester may be granted a 75 percent tuition remission for the second semester and the remaining three academic years of the student's undergraduate program. Prorated payments shall be considered as remission for one semester or 1/8 of the total benefit.

2. The student is a natural-born or adopted child, a foster child or a stepchild. A foster child must have lived in the employee’s home for five years prior to enrollment and been primarily supported by the employee. Proof of dependency under IRS regulations is required for all applications.

3. The student meets all requirements and is accepted by the Admissions Committee as a full-time matriculated student in the undergraduate program.

If the parent of the child receiving tuition remission ceases his or her employment with the university or changes status from full-time to part-time employment, tuition remission ceases at the end of the semester in which the termination or change in status occurs. The only circumstances under which this rule will be waived and the child permitted to complete the undergraduate program is if the termination results from retirement (at age 62 or older), total disability or death.


All applications must be completed and forwarded to the Benefits section a minimum of two months prior to the semester for which the tuition remission is desired.

A photocopy of the top portion of the latest IRS form listing the student as a dependent must be submitted before the tuition-remission benefit will be granted. Staff members must reapply for this benefit every academic year. Employees will receive a copy of the approved tuition-remission application in campus mail.

Summer School and High School Programs

Tuition remission for dependent children is also available, on a space-available basis, for Summer School courses and the High School Program.

High-school or college-aged dependent children may take one course per Summer School session and receive 50 percent tuition remission per course.

Upon acceptance to the High School Program, eligible dependent children may be granted one-third tuition remission.

To be eligible, the student must be the dependent child of a full-time staff member who has been employed at Brandeis University for at least three consecutive months. Proof of dependency under IRS regulations is required for all applications.