Tuition Benefit Information
To All St. Lawrence University Employees:
If you or a dependent will be using tuition remission to take courses at SLU please read the following information.
To receive a tuition remission benefit, you must submit your completed tuition remission form to Human Resources, Vilas Hall Room G2, at least two weeks prior to the start of the semester. This will allow for adequate time to verify tuition remission eligibility. The Tuition Benefit Application form may be downloaded below.
After the drop/add date at the start of a semester, employees who are denied remission benefits will still be liable for the cost of courses for which they or dependents have registered. Interest charges will not be waived in cases where a remission form was not filed in a timely manner. Similarly, interest charges will not be waived on outstanding amounts if an applicant has NOT completed the application for NYS TAP (see below).
For questions about your tuition remission benefit, please contact Human Resources at 229-5509. For questions about your student billing account contact Student Financial Services at 229-5581.
Every household applying for tuition remission for full-time matriculated students is required to apply for the NYS Tuition Assistance Program. This can be done via the NYS Higher Education Services Corp. (HESC). TAP eligibility is based on household income so some households may not be eligible because household income is too high. If a household IS eligible for TAP, the TAP amount awarded will be used toward tuition fees first, then the remaining balance of the SLU tuition will be provided by SLU through tuition remission.
A preliminary determination of eligibility/ineligibility can be made at the Financial Aid office (to save you from having to apply if you are clearly ineligible.). If you have applied for financial aid you have probably already automatically applied for NYS TAP and NYS HESC will notify you of any award. If you are unsure, or need help, contact the SLU Financial Aid Office, Payson Hall, 229-5265.
This does not in any way change the amount of financial assistance that an employee or dependent will receive to take classes at SLU. While a decision is pending at the NYS level regarding your TAP award an estimated amount will be credited to your student account, which will be adjusted when NYS HESC makes a final decision. For more information contact the Student Financial Services, Student Center, 315-229-5581.
Updated September 2015