Tuition Waiver

Benefit Specialist Contacts: Chris Moore (971-722-5859), Kim Searcy (971-722-5863) or Robyn Hill (971-722-5822) | Downtown Center 321

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Eligible PCC employees and their spouses/domestic partners and children under the age of 24 and defined as dependents under Federal IRS rules qualify for the tuition waiver benefit for classes offered at PCC. The employee has to submit a tuition waiver authorization request online to receive the benefit. The employee is also responsible for submitting a tuition waiver on behalf of spouses or domestic partners and dependent children. The online form can be accessed under the benefits option after signing in to MyPCC and choosing the employee tab. Employment status and classification is electronically verified. The need for supervisory approval when using the online version may not be applicable unless it is for a Department-Required class.

  1. Sign in to MyPCC.
  2. Select the Employee tab.
  3. Select the Banweb Main Menu link on the left of the page.
  4. Select the Employee Services link.
  5. Select the Tuition Waiver link.

A paper version of the form is also available.  When using the paper version for personal waivers, employees need to get signatory approval from their supervisor verifying employment status and classification. 

For a domestic partner to utilize the tuition waiver benefit, the employee must file a Certificate of Domestic Partnership with Human Resources. Tuition Waivers cover only the tuition portion of the bill. Any associated fees are the responsibility of the student and must be paid by the term payment due date to avoid late fees. Complete the registration process first and then submit the tuition waiver to Student Account Services by the term payment due date. If the tuition waiver is not received by the due date, the employee understands that his/her courses are subject to deletion for non-payment unless another college-approved financial arrangement is in place. Classes dropped after the refund deadline count against the maximum allowable credits for that term.  Only one waiver per term per person needs to be submitted.

Tuition Waiver for Department Required Classes

Departments may offer to pay an employee’s tuition and fees for one or more classes as part of development in a current position or to fulfill a requirement for growth within the department. Because it is employer required, the departmental budget is charged for tuition and any associated fees which exceed the tuition waiver maximum. The department manager may also elect to fund tuition for voluntary professional development course work that exceeds the tuition waiver benefit if it will enhance the employee's job performance. If using the paper version, it is the employee’s responsibility to get supervisory signature along with the appropriate budget account number (FOAP: Fund-Organization-Account-Program) to pay applicable charges. The waiver must be submitted to Student Account Services by the term payment due date to avoid course deletion for non-payment. If using the online version, the process sends email notification to the supervisor asking approval once the employee completes the required information. The waiver cannot be processed unless the supervisor indicates approval by responding to the email message. Any classes an employee is taking that may conflict with assignments or work schedule must first be reviewed and approved by the immediate supervisor.

Maximum Allowable Tuition Credits by Employee class

The benefit amount for non-credit and CEU courses is the cost equivalent of the in-district tuition rate, multiplied by the maximum allowable credit hours per term. The 2 course provision applicable to some employee classes does not apply to non-credit and CEU classes.

Classified, Full-Time:
Two classes or 8 credit hours per term, whichever is greater.
Classified, Full-Time on Approved Leave of Absence W/O Pay (5 years service required):
Up to 19 credit hours per term for a maximum of six terms or a maximum of the credits required to obtain a two-year degree in a college program.
Classified, Full-Time Spouse/Domestic Partner/Dependent Child:
Up to 19 credit hours per term each for a maximum of the credits required to obtain a two-year degree in a college program.
Classified, Part-Time (600 - 2079 hours per year):
Two classes or 6 credit hours per term in which the employee is working, whichever is greater.
Classified, Part-time Spouse/Domestic Partner/Dependent Child:
Up to 6 credit hours per term each for a maximum of the credits required to obtain a two-year degree in a College program.
AP, Full-Time (1387-2080 hours per year):
Up to 8 credit hours per term.
AP, Full-Time Spouse/Domestic Partner/Dependent Child:
Up to 19 credit hours per term each for a maximum of six terms or a maximum of the credits required to obtain a two-year degree in a college program.
AP, Part-Time (960-1386 hours per year):
Two classes or 6 credit hours per term, whichever is greater, used during the term of employment and the term immediately following.
AP, Part-Time Spouse/Domestic Partner/Dependent Child:
Two classes or 6 credit hours per term, whichever is greater, used during the employee's term of employment and the term immediately following.
Faculty, Full-Time (1387-2080 hours per year):
Up to 8 credit hours per term.
Faculty, Full-Time Spouse/Domestic Partner/Dependent Child:
Up to 19 credit hours per term each for a maximum of six terms or a maximum of the credits required to obtain a two-year degree in a college program.
Faculty, Part-Time:
Two classes or 6 credit hours per term, whichever is greater, used during the term of employment and the term immediately following.
Faculty, Part-Time Spouse/Domestic Partner/Dependent Child:
Two classes or 6 credit hours per term, whichever is greater, used during the employee's term of employment and the term immediately following.
Management, Full-Time/Part-Time (108-179 days), Confidential, First Line Supervisor:
Up to 8 credit hours per term.
Management, Full-Time/Part-Time (108-179 days), Confidential, First Line Supervisor Spouse/ Domestic Partner/Dependent Child:
Up to 19 credit hours per term each for a maximum of six terms