Wilkes University, King's College and Misericordia University Reciprocal Tuition Policy
Effective August 1, 2012, undergraduate tuition benefits at King’s College and Misericordia University are extended to all full-time active Wilkes University faculty and staff members in the Fall and Spring Semesters and to their spouses and dependents (as defined by FAFSA) in Fall, Spring and non-traditional semesters.
Employees are provided with 6 credit hours per semester and their spouses and/or dependents are provided full time tuition. King’s College’s full time tuition is 12 to 17 credits per semester. Misericordia University’s full time tuition is 12 to 17 credits per semester. Eligible employees who register for more than 6 credits per semester and/or eligible spouses/dependents who register for credits above the host institution’s credit load will be charged a per credit rate for each credit above the provision.
Eligible participants must meet admission requirements for the host institution’s specified program based on his/her academic performance. Nothing in this policy should be construed as an entitlement for acceptance into a specific program at the host institution. If eligible participants fail to meet academic performance and personal conduct standards, the host institution maintains the right to terminate benefits.
The following programs of study are excluded from this benefit for employees, spouses and dependents:
- Pre-Doctorate of Physical Therapy
- Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology
- Master of Science in Occupational Therapy
- Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies
- Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training
- 5 Year Bachelor to Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies
- 2 Year Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies
This benefit is for tuition only. Fees, books, room, board and other charges are the responsibility of the full-time employee and/or eligible dependent. Benefits apply to Co-op Programs which are credit courses (excluding all King’s College co-op programs, except for joint co-op programs with Wilkes and/or Misericordia Universities) but no benefits are extended to students registered in non-credit courses.
- Participants must file the FAFSA annually by the May 1st deadline. Eligible participants must also apply for all appropriate financial assistance from outside agencies. Since the tuition grant is limited as a supplement to other grants the individual is eligible to receive from all other sources, these funds are deducted from the tuition grant normally extended by the host institution.
- Eligible participants must complete and submit all application forms to their Human Resources department in accordance with their institution's deadlines. HR will review to ensure applicant’s eligibility and, if approved, forward the information to the employee’s financial aid officer who notifies the host institution’s financial aid officer of the applicant’s eligibility for the benefit.
- Dependent children using the tuition benefit must reapply and be approved by both institutions each semester the benefit will be applied. Employees and spouses using the tuition benefit must reapply and be approved by both institutions annually.
- Eligible participants who intend to apply and attend the host institution must meet the admission requirements of such host institution and for the specified program of study by filing applications and related documents with the Director of Admissions of the host institution well in advance of the opening of the semester for which they are applying.
Grandfather Provision: Students currently enrolled and utilizing the tuition benefit at Misericordia University, King’s College or Wilkes University prior to the effective date of this agreement will be considered to be grandfathered and subject to the provisions of the respective agreements between the participating schools.
Policy No. 382 Effective Date: 8/1/2012