For eligible employees and qualified dependents, Lafayette offers three full-time tuition benefit options, as well as part-time tuition benefits at both Lafayette College and at LVAIC institutions. Applications for all programs are available in the Human Resources office or our forms and resources page.
Part-Time and Full-Time Tuition Remission
Part-Time Lafayette Tuition Remission: Immediate tuition remission is available for faculty and administrators, allowing them to take up to two undergraduate courses per semester at Lafayette College. Spouses of faculty and administrators are also immediately eligible for tuition remission, allowing them to take an unlimited number of undergraduate courses at Lafayette. Support staff have a three-month waiting period before being eligible for tuition remission benefits. Spouses of support staff have a three-year waiting period before tuition remission eligibility. Applications for Part-Time Tuition Remission are available in the Human Resources office.
Full-Time Lafayette Tuition Remission: Qualified dependent children of faculty and staff members are eligible for tuition remission benefits after the faculty/staff member has completed five years of uninterrupted full-time service. Tuition remission is limited to a maximum of eight normal semesters of undergraduate study, plus three additional undergraduate courses to be taken at Lafayette.
Visiting faculty, interns, and their children are not eligible for tuition remission benefits.
Qualified dependent children of faculty and staff members are eligible for tuition exchange benefits after the faculty/staff member has completed five years of uninterrupted full-time service. This reciprocal scholarship program allows dependent children to attend school at over 600 participating higher education institutions managed by the national Tuition Exchange Headquarters in Washington, D.C. For additional information and a list of participating institutions, please view their web site at Tuition Exchange. Eligibility for tuition exchange does not guarantee acceptance into the program.
Qualified dependent children of Faculty and Staff members are eligible for tuition grant benefits after the Faculty/Staff member has completed 10 years of uninterrupted full-time service. The maximum grant allowed is equal to 50% of Lafayette’s tuition in the year of attendance. Tuition grant is limited to a maximum of eight normal semesters of undergraduate study, plus three additional courses to be taken at Lafayette. Tuition grant benefits are limited to a maximum of three dependent children per family.
Visiting Faculty, Interns, and their children, are not eligible for tuition grant benefits.
LVAIC Tuition Remission
Qualified full-time employees and spouses are eligible to enroll in two undergraduate courses each semester at any Lehigh Valley Association of Independent Colleges (LVAIC) institution. Tuition costs are covered in full for these courses. Any special fees charged to the applicant are not covered. Each host institution will determine whether the applicant qualifies under that institution’s admissions standards for such purpose. Admission is granted only if space is available after all regular students and that institution’s employees have registered. Applications for Cross Registration for LVAIC courses are available in the Registrar’s or Human Resources offices, or available for download on our forms and resources page. Please review LVAIC’s cross registration policy for eligibility prior to requesting a course.