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Tuition Benefits

Salaried employees who have been with the university for at least 90 days are eligible to apply for tuition assistance. The program applies to full- and part-time salaried employees who wish to take credit courses at Virginia Tech or other accredited institutions.


  • Must meet all student admissions requirements, registration and payment deadlines
  • Must be a salaried employee for at least 90 days
  • Employees in a leave status are not eligible for tuition assistance or reimbursement
  • Courses and degree programs must be approved by employee's supervisor

Salaried full-time employees

  • Eligible for tuition asstance or reimbursement up to 12 credit hours per academic year (fall through summer)
  • May not to exceed six hours in a fall, spring, or summer term

Salaried part-time employees

  • Eligible for up to six credit hours per academic year with the tuition assitance and reimbursement program
  • May not to exceed three hours in a fall, spring, or summer term

Tax information

  • Per IRS requirements, tuition benefits (assistance or reimbursement) at or above the graduate level exceeding $5,250 in a calendar year is taxable.
  • Any taxable value will be added as non-cash earnings for W-2 reporting and taxes withheld from the employee's pay.

Related policies

Online application and approval

Employees who require a paper form should contact the HR Service Center at 540-231-9331.