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The University of North Texas offers an Employee Tuition Benefit to all eligible UNT and UNT System component institution employees, and dependents. Employees/dependents must meet all eligibility requirements as of the 12th class day (Fall/Spring) or 4th class day (Summer).
The Employee Tuition Benefit covers the Board Designated Tuition, Differential Tuition and Mandatory Fees. Recipients are responsible for all other tuition and fees. Please follow the links below for additional information regarding the tuition and fees covered by the Employee Tuition Benefit:
The University of North Texas Employee Tuition Benefit plan follows the tax provisions of United States Code Title 26 § 117(d) and United States Code Title 26 § 127.
Undergraduate Employees & Dependents
Amounts received under the Employee Tuition Benefit or the Employee Dependent Tuition Benefit for undergraduate students is excluded from gross income.
If graduate Employee Tuition Benefit assistance exceeds $5,250 in a tax year (calendar year), the amount in excess of $5,250 is subject to income tax withholding through Payroll. The employee will be notified prior to the first payroll from which taxes will be withheld stating the specific pay periods affected and the amount that will be treated as taxable income.
100% of graduate Employee Tuition Benefit assistance for all dependents is subject to income tax withholding through Payroll. Pursuant to Internal Revenue Code (IRC) 127, employees are taxed on the full amount of the benefit the dependent(s) receives for graduate courses and is fully responsible for any tax liability resulting from benefit.
NOTE: The university does not provide individual tax advice to benefit recipients. Individuals with questions about the tax treatment of Employee Tuition Benefit should contact their personal tax consultant or advisor. Additional information regarding educational assistance programs in general is available in IRS Publication 970.
Scholarship amounts are to be based on the number of semester credit hours enrolled for the semester/session.
Request the Employee Tuition Benefit for Graduate Employee
Request the Employee Tuition Benefit for Graduate Dependent
After your request is received, eligibility will be confirmed on or before the first payment deadline of the semester.
If the required eligibility criteria from proceeding semesters is still met, the benefit will automatically apply to the student account.
The university reserves the right to adjust the benefit for any employee or employee dependent if the employee voluntarily terminates employment at a UNT System component institution within one year of receiving the benefit.
Read the official notice from President Smatresk (5/16/2022).
For questions regarding the Employee Tuition Benefit, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.