Educational Assistance

The University provides a Tuition Waiver and an Academic Assistance program for eligible University employees. The current policy on Tuition Waivers and Academic Assistance is being revised; however, as we work to make the necessary adjustments, please refer to the Tuition Waiver Guidelines below for temporary guidance. For further questions, please contact Blair Berry at or 828-262-7429.

Upcoming deadlines for Summer and Fall

The State of North Carolina requires member institutions to publish a due date for waiver requests. The deadline for requests has been, and will continue to be, the last day of the drop/add period. Below are the upcoming deadlines for future semesters. We encourage employees to utilize this valuable resource to further your professional and personal development.

  • Spring 2020 Deadline - January 17th, 2020
  • Summer 1 2020 Deadline - May 27th, 2020
  • Summer 2 2020 Deadline - July 2nd, 2020
  • Fall 2020 Deadline - August 21st, 2020

Waivers must be processed electronically from the Office of Human Resources to the Office of Student Accounts, so the form must be received before 12pm on each deadline. Waivers received after this date will not be processed. 

Tuition waiver process