Human Resource Administration

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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 non-credit or specialty courses.

Please refer to the appropriate union for eligibility.

All questions should be directed to Kayla Lombardi at 874-9054.

Ferpa Form

Dependency Affidavit

Reciprocal Dependent Tuition Agreement

Taxable Status of Tuition Waivers


To submit tuition waivers for URI, CCRI and RIC, employees must first log on to eCampus on the University’s webpage

General Process:

URI Enrollment Services has asked that tuition waivers be submitted prior to the first day of classes in order to process them in a timely manner. There are a few pieces you will need to submit in order to have your tuition waiver approved:
  • An eCampus Tuition Waiver Entry – see below for step by step instructions
  • A FERPA Release Form, signed and notarized. Here is a list of Notaries at URI.
    • If the waiver is for a spouse or dependent, they also need to sign and have it notarized.
  • IF the waiver is for a dependent, you will also need to submit a Dependency Affidavit
  • IF the waiver is for the employee and is during the course of work hours, HR will need an email from your supervisor confirming how you will be making up or utilizing personal time to account for that absence throughout the semester.

The FERPA and Dependency Affidavit forms need to be submitted to Kayla Lombardi via email (, fax (874-5230), interoffice mail, or dropping it off at HR on the Kingston Campus.

Step By Step eCampus instructions:

  • Go to
  • Click on “You”
  • Click on Faculty or Staff
  • Click on “e-Campus”
  • Enter User ID
  • Enter Password
  • Click on “Sign in”
  • Click on “eCampus”
  • Click on “Self Service”
  • Click on “Faculty Staff Electronic Forms”
  • Click on “Tuition Waiver Entry”

If you need assistance in logging on to e-Campus, please contact the help desk at 874-2417.

Union Tuition Waiver Agreements

Frequently Asked Questions 

When does the tuition waiver come out for each term?

Applications for the tuition waiver open 75 days before the semester starts, so generally emails will be sent at the end of June for Fall, early November for J-Term and Spring, and early March for Summer.

Can I use my tuition waiver to take online classes?

Yes, tuition waivers apply to any credit-bearing courses at URI, RIC, or CCRI.

Is my dependent eligible for the tuition waiver?

Dependents are defined per IRS guidelines. They must be full time students enrolled in a degree program and under the age of 25 for the calendar year of the term. If you are unsure given a specific circumstance that applies to you and your family, please contact Kayla Lombardi at 874-9054 or

I’m the employee. What courses/classes can I take with the waiver?

Employees are eligible to take any credit-bearing courses with the tuition waiver benefit. This includes courses towards a program or just on their own, at any level of instruction (baccalaureate, master’s and doctoral levels).

Does my tuition waiver cover credit overloads?

No, waivers are not eligible for credit overload. 


Employees should contact Kayla Lombardi in Human Resources at 874-9054 or if they have difficulty either completing and/or submitting the electronic tuition waiver form.

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