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Staff/Faculty Tuition Remission

Eligible staff/faculty will receive remission for tuition only. All other charges are the responsibility of the staff/faculty member using tuition remission.

Important Information for Staff/Faculty Graduate Level Courses

Please be aware that the full value of staff/faculty graduate tuition remission is subject to New Jersey state tax withholding. In addition, under federal regulations, any graduate tuition remission benefit over $5,250 per calendar year is also considered taxable.

State taxes will be withheld according to the schedule below for each semester that remission is used.

Federal withholding will begin in the first semester in which remission benefit exceeds $5,250 and every subsequent semester during the calendar year when remission is used.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Eligible staff/faculty will receive remission for tuition only. All other charges are the responsibility of the staff/faculty member using tuition remission. 

  • Please note that staff/faculty tuition remission no longer requires a paper form. To enroll in tuition remission, log into myRutgers and click on the Employee Self-Service tab. The link to enroll can be found on the left under Personal Information. 

    *All eligibility requirements are available on University Human Resources. 

  • Please be aware that the full value of staff/faculty graduate tuition remission is subject to New Jersey state tax withholding. In addition, under federal regulations, any graduate tuition remission benefit over $5,250 per calendar year is also considered taxable. 

    State taxes will be withheld according to the schedule below for each semester that remission is used. 

    Federal withholding will begin in the first semester in which remission benefit exceeds $5,250 and every subsequent semester during the calendar year when remission is used. 

    2021 Tax Withholding Schedule 

    Spring 2021 

    Summer 2021

    Fall 2021 

    March 19, 2021 

    July 9, 2021 

    October 15, 2021 

    April 2, 2021 

    July 23, 2021 

    October 29, 2021 

    April 16, 2021 

    August 6, 2021 

    November 12, 2021 

    April 30, 2021 

    August 20, 2021 

    November 26, 2021 

    Note for employees who have Pennsylvania withholding tax: the state remission is withheld after $5,250 limit following the federal law.