Human Resource Administration

80 Lower College Road, Kingston, RI 02881 – 401.874.2416 - 401.874.5741 (fax)

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Tuition Waivers

Tuition waivers are available to full-time employees who are eligible for benefits. The waiver covers the general course fee only. All other fees and costs for books are the responsibility of the employee. Tuition waivers are not
applicable to EMBA, non-credit or specialty courses. Please refer to the appropriate union contract provision below.



Electronic Tuition Waiver Process

The tuition waiver process is electronic. To submit tuition waivers for URI, CCRI and RIC, employees must first log on to e-Campus on the University’s webpage and follow the instructions listed below.

If you need assistance in logging on to e-Campus, please call Paula Murray at 874-2417.



  • go to
  • click on e-campus
  • click on Faculty & Staff
  • click on Logon to e-campus Faculty & Staff
  • enter User ID
  • enter Password
  • click on “Sign In”
  • click on “Self Service”
  • click on “Faculty Staff Electronic Forms”
  • click on “Tuition Waiver Entry”

Contact Dawn Smith in HR at 874-5567 or if you have difficulty either completing or submitting the electronic tuition waiver form.

Direct all general questions to  Dawn at 874-5567 or, or Laura at 874-5271 or


Taxable Status of Tuition Waiver


Reciprocal Faculty and Staff Dependent Tuition Agreement

The University of Rhode Island participates in the New England Land Grant Reciprocal Faculty and Staff Dependent Tuition Agreement. Both classified and non-classified employees who meet the current Board of Governors and collective bargaining contract guidelines for tuition waivers are eligible.

Which universities currently participate in the program?

University of Rhode Island

University of Connecticut (Storrs)

University of Maine at Orono

Which costs are covered?

Eligible participants pay in-state tuition, rather than out-of-state tuition, for programs of study at the undergraduate degree level at the university they are attending (if they are not residents already eligible for in-state tuition status).

Who is eligible?

Dependents of full-time faculty and staff (both classified and non-classified whose employment qualifies them for benefits) are able to enroll in undergraduate degree programs at any of the participating institutions at the in-state tuition rate.

How long will this program be in effect?

This program remains in effect at each of the participating institutions until such time as that particular institution withdraws its participation in the program.

In such instances, students currently enrolled will not be able to continue (until degree completion) at the in-state tuition rate in force under the program.

How do I get more information and apply for this benefit for my dependents?

Contact Dawn Smith (4-5567) or Laura Kenerson (4-5271) in Human Resources for details.


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