Tuition Benefits for Dependent Children
For employees hired September 1, 2018 and after, the tuition benefit is available to the dependent children of:
- Tenure and Tenure-Track Faculty and Full time Administrators and Staff (whose positions are budgeted to work at least 1,770 hours per year).
- Temporary positions are not eligible for this benefit, including grant-funded positions, sabbatical replacements, visiting professors, coaching interns, teaching assistants and native speakers.
- There will now be a 5-year waiting period for eligible employees who are hired on or after September 1, 2018.
- In the past, the 2-year waiting period could be waived for Faculty and Administrators and the benefit was taxable to them during that time. The waiver of the waiting period will no longer apply.
For employees hired before September 1, 2018, the tuition benefits is available to the dependent children of:
- Full-time Faculty, Administrators and Staff (whose positions are budgeted to work at least 1,770 hours per year).
- There is a 2-year waiting period for this benefit; however, for Faculty and Administrators the waiting period may be waived in the first two years and will be considered taxable income.
- For employees hired after August 1, 1998, dependent children must be either naturally born or legally adopted in order to qualify for tuition benefits
- Must be unmarried
- Must be a candidate for first undergraduate degree
- Must meet the admissions requirements of the institution to which they are applying
- Must meet all application deadlines
The purpose of the tuition benefit is to assist College employees in the education of their children who complete secondary school and who shortly thereafter pursue with a four-year college or university course. Thus, eligibility of a student beginning their undergraduate education is without limitation, beyond that previously enumerated, to the age of twenty-one years. After that age, the Educational Benefits Committee, consisting of the Vice President for Enrollment and Education, the Executive Vice President and the Provost, will decide the question of eligibility as it relates to each applicant. In reaching their decision, they shall consider the educational objectives of the applicant, the circumstances contributing to the delay in beginning undergraduate work (for example, the delay was caused by military service) and their marital and dependency status.
Dependent children of employees who attend Gettysburg College may study globally in an affiliated program and receive the same tuition benefit as if they were in residence at Gettysburg College. In order to receive this benefit, the student must have been in residence at Gettysburg College as a full-time matriculated student for at least one year prior to studying globally and be approved by the Center for Global Education to study globally.
Death or Long-term Disability of an Employee
The dependent children of qualified employees who have completed seven (7) years of full-time continuing service and who die or who are totally disabled while in active service at the College, will be eligible to receive the tuition benefit to which they would otherwise be entitled.