March 3, 2024

Tuition Reimbursement Enrollment Open Through May 15

The enrollment period for Tuition Reimbursement (courses outside of UMW)  for courses starting July 1, 2023 – December 31, 2023, is open and will end on Monday, May 15, 2023. Please note: Last fall, the Cabinet agreed to expand the Tuition Reimbursement Program to include certificate programs.  However, any and all courses associated with the certificate program must be credit-bearing.

The complete policy and procedures are posted online, and some important and key provisions are listed below. You may contact Denise Frye at with any questions.

Program Purpose:

Eligible employees enrolled in a degree seeking program or enrolled in a credit-bearing certificate program at other accredited institutions of higher education will be provided with tuition reimbursement up to a specified amount for courses after completion of the course and submission of proof of grade.


This policy applies to classified, wage, administrative professional faculty, and other non-faculty part-time employees. Graduate Assistants who are required to be enrolled in UMW graduate programs are not eligible for this program. Eligible employees must be continuously employed by the University for a minimum of one year prior to their application for reimbursement and job performance must be satisfactory or at the “contributor” level.  Tuition up to the approved amount will be reimbursed upon receipt of proof of completion of approved courses.  Employees who receive tuition reimbursement must remain employed at the University of Mary Washington during the term of the courses taken and for one year after receipt of tuition reimbursement for those courses(s) or be subject to terms for repayment as described in the written agreement.

Important Information to Know:

  • A Tuition Reimbursement Request form is required to be submitted to Human Resources during open enrollment for courses starting July 1, 2023 through December 31, 2023. The link to the form is below and forms may be scanned to or delivered to Human Resources Rm 207 (George Washington Hall).
  • The Finance office will notify the employee the Tuition Reimbursement Request Form has been approved within 2 weeks of the enrollment timeframe closing and request the following:

a) Proof of enrollment in a degree granting program

b) Schedule of the institution’s fees

c) Proof of payment

  • The assistance awarded will then be reimbursed to the employee upon submission of evidence of course completion with a minimum grade of “C” or “PASS” if a Pass/Fail course.  Submission of grade must be within 30 days of semester end.  Reimbursement will be issued within 10 business days of grade submission to the Finance Office.

Thank you,

Beth Williams

Executive Director for Human Resources