Tuition Support

The LSA Tuition Support Program pays a generous portion of in-state tuition and registration fees for classes that regular staff take, for credit, from accredited institutions. Tuition support under this policy may be paid as either a reimbursement or an advance, at the option of the staff member.  Tuition support in LSA will be made available while a staff member is on a seasonal leave.

For details on eligibility and qualifying courses, please refer to the University of Michigan Tuition Support Program described in the online Standard Practice Guide 201.69.

Tuition Support Request Packet Sample

LSA Courses

  1. This LSA Course option is designed to encourage LSA staff members to take advantage of the educational opportunities that the College of Literature, Science and the Arts has to offer.
  2. LSA will provide support for 100% of the in-state tuition and registration fees (only), pro-rated for part-time regular staff, up to 4 credit hours per term.
  3. Rackham courses are categorized as Non-LSA. Only Undergraduate level courses qualify for reimbursement under this policy for reimbursement.
  4. There is no limit to the number of terms a staff member may take per year.
  5. If you are not currently enrolled in a degree program at the college, please enroll as a Non-Degree Student in order to participate in the Tuition Support Program.
  6. Please fill out the LSA Non Degree Application Supplemental Form. This form helps the Admissions Office identify those staff members who are LSA employees.
  7. Please fill out Tuition Request Form.
  8. Please attach a statement with detailed information on tuition and registration fees for the requested period.
  9. Tuition request form must be signed by immediate supervisor.
  10. Incomplete forms will be returned.
    Mail request to LSA HR, 500 S. State St., Suite #2120, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1382.
  11. Please allow 2 weeks for request to be processed. Funds may not be available on the following pay period following the request. Ultimately, Payroll will process the request using their internal deadlines.
  12. As a reminder, grades will need to be submitted to LSA HR with the tuition refund request.
  13. If tuition advance was granted, grades will need to be submitted at the end of the term.

Non U-M Courses

  1. LSA will not enforce the per term cap of $1,594.00 (the current SPG capped amount for non-U-M courses taken between August 1, 2013 - July 31, 2014) for non-U-M courses but will instead have an annual cap of $5,262.00.

  2. LSA will provide support for 75% of the in-state tuition and registration fees (only), pro-rated for part-time staff up to the annual cap.
  3. There is no limit to the number of credits a staff member may take per semester, within the monetary cap above.
  4. There is no limit to the number of terms a staff member may take per year, within the monetary cap above.
  5. Please fill out Tuition Support Request Form.
  6. Please attach a statement from the school you will be attending with detailed information on tuition and registration fees for the requested period.
  7. Form must be signed by immediate supervisor. Incomplete forms will be returned.
  8. Mail request to LSA HR, 500 S. State St., Suite #2120, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1382.
  9. Please allow 2 weeks for request to be processed. Funds may not be available on the following pay period following the request. Ultimately, Payroll will process the request using their internal deadlines.
  10. As a reminder, grades will need to be submitted to LSA HR with the tuition refund request. If tuition advance was granted, grades will need to be submitted at the end of the term.

U-M Courses (Non-LSA)

  1. LSA will provide support for 75% of the in-state tuition and registration fees (only), pro-rated for part-time staff up to 4 credit hours per term.
  2. Rackham courses are categorized as Non-LSA.
  3. There is no limit to the number of terms a staff member may take per year.
  4. Please fill Tuition Support Request Form.
  5. Please attach a billing statement from the school you will be attending with detailed information on tuition and registration fees for the requested period.
  6. Form must be signed by immediate supervisor. Incomplete forms will be returned.
  7. Mail request to LSA HR, 500 S. State St., Suite #2120, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1382.
  8. Please allow 2 weeks for request to be processed. Funds may not be available on the following pay period following the request. Ultimately, Payroll will process the request using their internal deadlines.
  9. As a reminder, grades will need to be submitted to LSA HR with the tuition refund request. If tuition advance was granted, grades will need to be submitted at the end of the term.


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