Tuition Discount

Tuition Discount (Staff Fee Privilege)

PSU employees in an eligible position may register for classes at discounted rates at any of the Oregon Public Universities. Temporary classified employees, graduate assistants, or other student employees are not eligible for the tuition discount. To qualify for the discounted rate, PSU employee must be appointed at least .5 FTE no later than the first day of classes of the term of enrollment.

Employee Tuition Discount
Transferring Discount to Qualified Family Member
Application and Submission Deadlines
Tax Implications
Additional Information and Forms
Excluded Programs
                            

Employee Tuition Discount

  • Employees pay 30 percent of the resident per credit hour regular undergraduate in-state tuition rate.
  • For graduate courses, employees pay 30 percent of the undergraduate in-state tuition rate.
  • This discount may be used at participating Oregon University System institutions.
  • The maximum number of credits is 12 credits per quarter or semester. Any additional credit hours will be charged at the regular undergraduate or graduate tuition rate.
  • Certain PSU programs are excluded from this discount. List of excluded PSU Programs.
  • Other Universities may also have programs excluded from the discount. Contact approved campus representatives for more information.
  • Employees have not assessed the following fees; application fee, building fees, incidental fees, and health services, therefore they do not need to apply for a waiver for student health insurance. (for an application fee waiver please complete a paper application or contact department for waiver code).
  • All other fees will apply. 

Employee Tuition Discount (Staff Fee Privilege) Form


Transferring Tuition Discount to Qualified Family Members

  • Qualified family members include; spouse, domestic partner, and dependent children in accordance with IRS Code and domestic partner as defined per Section One of the PEBB Affidavit of Domestic Partnership.
  • Eligible employees may transfer their staff fee privileges to only one family member per term.
  • Students pay 30 percent of the resident per credit hour regular undergraduate in-state tuition rate.
  • For graduate courses, employees pay 30 percent of the undergraduate in-state tuition rate.
  • This discount may be used at participating Oregon University System institutions.
  • Family members are required to pay all mandatory fees.
  • The maximum number of credits is 12 credits per quarter or semester. Any additional credit hours will be charged at the regular undergraduate or graduate tuition.

Transfer Tuition Discount to Qualified Family Member Form


Application and Submission Deadlines

  • The employee is required to complete the Staff Fee form each term.
  • Both employee tuition discount form and transfer tuition form is submitted to the Employee's Human Resource Department.
  • Employees transferring their discount to domestic a partner must submit a domestic partner affidavit with transfer tuition form.
  • The Universities reserve the right to deny staff fee rates for late submission of approval forms. Denials may be appealed to the University.

Deadlines:


Tax Implications

You are still responsible for the income tax liability on the difference between the reduced tuition benefit received and the full cost of tuition. The university will send you a letter requesting a tax payment if you have:

  • Exceeded the IRS annual limit of $5,250.00 for taking graduate courses.
  • Transferred the staff fee to family members taking graduate courses.
  • Transferred the staff fee to domestic partners.

Additional Information and Forms