The university makes tuition benefits available after two years of service to full-time employees and their eligible dependents in three major categories. Only one of the three options is available at a time. See the Tuition Benefit Policy for details. If you have any questions regarding the Tuition Benefit programs offered, please contact Susan Cooper.
1. Furman Tuition Benefit – available to full-time employees and their eligible dependents that meet the admissions requirements for the undergraduate or graduate programs at Furman and are enrolled to complete a degree.
2. Tuition Scholarship Grant – a cash tuition scholarship available to dependent children of full-time faculty or staff who are full-time students pursuing a degree at an accredited undergraduate two-year or four-year institution.
3. Tuition Exchange Programs – available for dependent children of full-time faculty and staff with other private colleges of the Associated Colleges of the South and with colleges in the Tuition Exchange, Inc. Dependents are eligible to apply for a Tuition Exchange award but are not guaranteed a scholarship.
4. Job-Related Tuition Reimbursement – available to all full-time staff who attend accredited institutions, other than Furman, and take job-related courses. The university will reimburse the employee up to $250 per semester and up to a maximum of $500 per year for courses that have been pre-approved by the department manager and a Human Resources representative. A grade of “C” or better must be obtained to receive reimbursement.
Additionally, Furman has partnered with TIAA and Savi, a social impact company, to bring you a tool and a service to help you successfully navigate federal programs like Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) and income-driven repayment plans.
The digital platform, along with phone and chat support, puts federal and state programs at your fingertips. There are two service tiers available:
- A free calculator to assess your situation and get guidance on the best options available.
- An optional fee-based service to administer the program’s ongoing paperwork requirements including annual reenrollment, employer certifications, and filing for PSLF credits with the Department of Ed.
Find out more information and to see if you qualify for Public Service Loan Forgiveness by clicking here.