Programs planned to clarify tuition-related employee benefits

contact: Jeanne Baron
| WMU News
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Employees and their children can learn about WMU's tuition benefit.

KALAMAZOO, Mich.—Two different programs will be offered Wednesday, Aug. 20, to help Western Michigan University employees take advantage of their tuition-related benefits.

Program descriptions

  • There will be a noon brown-bag event for employees wanting to learn more about signing up for courses themselves. It will be held in the President's Dining Room of the Bernhard Center and include representatives from the Center for Academic Success Programs, Extended University Programs, Human Resources and the Office of Admissions.
  • A 4 p.m. program is set for employees' children and other eligible individuals whom employees designate to attend WMU at a reduced rate. It will be held in 1730 Sangren Hall and will include a tour and student panel discussion as well as speakers from Human Resources and the Office of Admissions. Employees are welcome to join their designated individuals at the event.

About the tuition benefit

Full-time and part-time benefits-eligible employees can use a 100 percent tuition-and-fee discount when they take an academic class for credit at WMU. The discount applies to both graduate and undergraduate courses.

In addition, employees with full-time benefits eligibility may receive a 75 percent tuition-and-fee remission for undergraduate classes taken by a spouse, dependent children or other designated eligible individuals.

"We want to help people explore all their options," says Scott P. Hennessy, associate director of admissions and coordinator of the Aug. 20 programs. "Many University employees want to apply their benefits to a family member. But others want to pursue a degree themselves or to take certain classes for personal enrichment or professional development."

Although walk-ins are welcome, those planning to attend the upcoming programs are asked to register by sending an email to or calling (269) 387-2000.

For more information, contact Scott Hennessy at or (269) 387-2011.