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Educational Assistance 


Regular full-time employees are eligible to have tuition and general fees remitted for up to six (6) undergraduate or graduate credit hours per semester or per summer session. You are eligible for this benefit on the first day of regular employment. Additional courses may be taken during the year, but you are responsible for all tuition and fees for those courses. Full-time employees may enroll in any semester for one course that meets during the standard workday; total time away from work may not exceed three hours per week. You must have your departmental head’s approval.
Dependent Children
The University provides a Tuition Remission Program which enables dependent children of eligible employees to enroll in courses of study at the University at reduced tuition. The Tuition Remission Program does not include laboratory fees, course materials, housing fees, or required fees. Also excluded are correspondence courses, short courses, workshops, institutes, and non-credit courses taught by the Division of Continuing Education. A dependent child is defined as one who is unmarried natural child, adopted child, step-child or legal ward and is less than 25 years of age as of the first day of the semester for which application is made for tuition remission.
Dependent children of regular full-time employees are eligible to receive tuition remission at fifty percent (50%) until the degree requirements for one baccalaureate degree are met. A 100% tuition remission scholarship is available to dependent children if both parents are full-time employees of the University and is employed as of the first day of each scheduled registration. Dependent children who have earned one baccalaureate degree from DSU or another institution are ineligible for this benefit. Dependent children of employees who are adjunct, part-time or temporary status are not eligible for the Tuition Remission Program. The scholarship is automatically renewable on a semester-to-semester basis.
In order to receive the fifty percent tuition remission, a dependent child must gain admission to the University and complete the Application for Tuition Remission for a Dependent child. The application can be obtained in the Human Resources Department. The application must be completed prior to the start of the semester. This policy does not apply to dependent children who are recipients of full scholarships from any source. Dependent children receiving less than full scholarships are eligible for the tuition remission in addition to other aid and scholarships.
A scholarship program is available to spouses of full-time faculty or staff members. Tuition remission is available for the regular academic sessions, summer school, and intersession terms. The Tuition Remission Program does not include laboratory fees, course materials, book allowances, or housing fees. Also excluded are non-credit correspondences courses, short courses, workshops, and institutes taught by the Division of Graduate and Continuing Education.
Spouses of regular full-time employees are eligible to have tuition remitted up to six (6) undergraduate or graduate credit hours per fall or spring semester and up to three (3) credit hours per summer or intersession term with a maximum of eighteen (18) credit hours per fiscal year.
Reciprocal Agreement for Mississippi Delta Community College and DSU Faculty and Staff
Mississippi Delta Community College and Delta State have entered into an agreement that will provide faculty and staff at each institution with a new and attractive benefit option. Full-time employees are eligible to register for (up to) two academic credit courses (six hours) at either institution. The employee must meet the regular admission requirements of the institution. The scholarship is available for regular academic sessions, vocational education programs, and academic credited continuing education courses. Eligible employees must take courses at the reciprocal institution after regular office/working hours or by permission of the supervisor. An application must be completed in Human Resources two (2) weeks before each semester begins to request tuition remission. Mississippi Delta will not accept applications unless employment has been verified by Human Resources.
Reciprocal Scholarship for Dependent Children of Mississippi Delta Community College and DSU Faculty and Staff
Mississippi Delta Community College and Delta State University have established a tuition exchange program for dependent children of full-time faculty and staff at MDCC and DSU. The Tuition Exchange Program (TE) will permit three (3) DSU students to attend MDCC and three (3) MDCC students to attend DSU. Each student will receive a fifty percent (50%) tuition remission for an undergraduate program of study. Eligible personnel may apply to receive TE scholarship for legally dependent children under age twenty-five (25). All students must meet the academic standards and criteria of the admitting institution. Scholarships are available for a maximum of four years (eight semesters) of full-time academic study in an undergraduate degree program. Students must be admitted as a full-time student at the admitting institution in order to be eligible for this program. Only one dependent per family may participate in the TE program in any given academic year. In order to balance the number of TE students at each institution, MDCC and DSU have agreed to a maximum of twelve (12) TE scholarships during any four (4) year time period. TE scholarship availability is dependent on the availability of spaces at the admitting institution.



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