Spousal Tuition Waivers

The University of Connecticut Chapter of the AAUP, July 1, 2011 – June 30, 2016, Article 19. IV.A.2.

Management/Confidential Employees & ROTC Teaching Faculty Extended by University of Connecticut Board of Trustees Action.

The spouse of an eligible University employee, who has been accepted into an undergraduate degree program at the University of Connecticut, or one of its regional campuses, may take non-laboratory courses, on a space available basis, with the consent of the instructor.

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Spousal Tuition Waiver Online Form (required)

Eligibility Requirements

  • Student must be the legal spouse of an AAUP Member, ROTC Teaching Faculty, or Management Confidential Employee.  Initial legal documentation may be required.
  • The employee must be employed a minimum of 50%. The waiver will be prorated to the percent of employment above 50%.
  • The waiver applies to the Fall and Spring semesters only.


  • The spouse/student must be matriculated into an undergraduate program at the University of Connecticut.
  • The benefit waives tuition only; fees are the responsibility of the student.
  • There is no credit limit attached to the benefit.
  • The spouse/student may not pre-register for any courses on the tuition waiver request.
  • The student may obtain a deferment. Contact the Bursar’s Office for deferment information.
  • The spouse/student must get the consent of the professor.
  • Tuition waivers for all courses are on a space available basis.

Students enrolling through the Registrar’s Office:
May register no earlier than the 1st day of classes.

Specifically Excluded

General University fees; or any other fees.
Intersession, summer session, and laboratory classes.

Spousal Tuition Waiver Online Form (required)

Spousal Tuition Waiver Online Form (required)

Additional Fast Facts

  • The spouse of AAUP & Management/Confidential employees.
  • Spouse is defined by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). If you are unsure of the IRS qualification, please consult with a tax professional.
  • Undergraduate level coursework for matriculated students only.
  • Lab courses are NOT permitted under this waiver.
  • There is no credit limit.
  • Employees must be employed a minimum of 50%.
  • The percent of tuition waived is directly related to the employees percent of employment.
  • Waivers are for Fall and Springt Semesters only. Summer and winter intercession courses will not be covered under this tuition waiver.


Fall Semester – October 15
Spring Semester – February 28

Please be advised that the HR deadlines are tentative, administrative deadlines are put in place to assist the administration of the above programs.  It is the responsibility of the student to adhere to the deadlines imposed by the offices of the Bursar and the Registrar.  Please contact those offices if you have questions about the deadlines related to late fees.

Registration is through the Registrar’s office.

Spousal Tuition Waiver Online Form (required)

Department of Human Resources
Patty Geissler
Tuition Benefits Coordinator
(860) 486-3034