Human Resource Administration

Leadership on all human resource-related issues

80 Lower College Road, Kingston, RI 02881

urihr@ucs.uri.edu401.874.2416 - 401.874.5741 (fax)

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Tuition Waivers

Tuition waivers are available to all full-time employees. 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 for eligibility.


In accordance with the new provisions of RIGL 16-97-7, employees applying for tuition waiver benefits will be required to submit a release form prior to tuition waiver approval.  Please note that the form must be signed and notarized by the employee receiving/requesting a tuition waiver, and if applicable, by the spouse, domestic partner and/or all dependents receiving the tuition waiver benefit.

**This requirement must be completed for each semester.**

Tuition Waiver FERPA Release form

Tuition Waiver Dependency Affidavit


Electronic Tuition Waiver Process

Effective with the 2009 summer session, the tuition waiver process will become electronic. Please discard any current tuition waiver forms you may have, as they will no longer be used.  To submit tuition waivers for URI, CCRI and RIC, employees must first log on to E-Campus on the University’s webpage

If you need assistance in logging on to E-Campus, please contact the help desk 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”

Employees should contact Mary Beth Arnold  in Human Resources at 874-5567 or if they have difficulty either completing and/or submitting the electronic tuition waiver form.

Please direct all general questions to either Mary Beth Arnold at 874-5567 or, or
Laura at 874-5271 or


If you have a dependent child 24 years of age or older –
Tuition Waiver eligibility for dependent children ends December 31st of the year in which they turn 24 years of age, per IRS guidelines.

Please call Mary Beth Arnold at 874-5567 if you have any questions.


Taxable Status of Tuition Waiver


Reciprocal Faculty Dependent Tuition Agreement

The University of Rhode Island participates in the New England Land Grant Reciprocal Faculty 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 Laura Kenerson (4-5271) or Mary Beth Arnold (4-5567) in Human Resources for details.


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