Dependents and spouses of benefited employees on unpaid leave (other than military leave, workers’ compensation and FMLA) are not eligible for this benefit. This benefit is in effect only for the period of time in which the employee is employed by the university. Should the employee resign, or is laid off, or otherwise separates from his / her position, the benefit shall be extended only through the semester in which the separation occurs. However, the spouse and dependent children of retired or deceased employees may retain eligibility under the below described conditions:
If an eligible employee retires while a dependent child or spouse is enrolled in an undergraduate program of study of undergraduate degree program, the spouse or child may complete such program, provided the enrollment is continuous. The Student Tuition Credit is equal to 60% of the applicable tuition for the remainder of their program of study, provided that the program of study is continuous.
If an eligible employee who has completed at least five (5) years of full-time equivalent benefited service dies, the surviving spouse and dependent children shall be eligible to enter and/or complete one full undergraduate program of study or undergraduate degree program for certain tuition benefits. The Student Tuition Credit is equal to 60% of the applicable tuition for one undergraduate program of study, whether or not the spouse or dependent child of the deceased employee is enrolled at the time of the University employee's death.
This summary outlines the program for benefited employees. Active Adjunct faculty who have been employed for more than one semester are entitled to take one course per year at UMass Lowell at no cost.
As with any summary, if there is a conflict between information in this summary and any programs or benefits outlined in a collective bargaining agreement or other policy, then the agreement or policy prevails. If a member of a union, please refer to the respective union agreement on the Labor Relations website.