Tuition Remission, Exchange and Graduate Tuition Assistance
As an institution of higher education, we believe in the value of education. Through our tuition assistance programs, we provide opportunities for our employees and their dependents to learn and grow personally and professionally.
Undergraduate Tuition Remission Benefits
Through undergraduate tuition remission, 100% of tuition is waived for classes at Pacific University.
- This does not include fees, room and board, books, insurance, private lessons, etc.
Undergraduate Tuition Remission Programs
Undergraduate Tuition Remission is available for the following programs:
Forest Grove Undergraduate Programs
College of Health Professions Programs
Tier I and Tier II benefit-eligible employees are eligible after one year of continuous employment at Pacific University. For employees who gain eligibility after the first day of classes for the current semester, eligibility will begin for the next semester. Eligible individuals include:
- Employee's spouse/domestic partner
- Employee's dependent children
- Under age of 24
- Claimed as dependent on most recent IRS Income Tax Return or in divorce decree
- Only for first bachelor's degree
Undergraduate Tuition Exchange Benefits
With tuition exchange, a percentage of tuition is waived at a participating school in the form of a scholarship.
- Tuition exchange scholarships are competitive, and eligible applicants are not guaranteed a scholarship at participating schools.
- Tuition exchange does not include fees, study abroad, travel, room and board, books, insurance, private lessons, etc.
Undergraduate Tuition Exchange Eligibility
Tier I and Tier II benefit-eligible employees are eligible after one year of continuous employment. Applicant must be employee's dependent children:
- Under the age of 24
- Claimed as a dependent on most recent IRS Income Tax Return or in divorce decree
- Seeking first bachelor's degree only
Undergraduate Tuition Exchange Resources
Graduate Tuition Assistance Benefits
Graduate Tuition Assistance is available to employees seeking a Pacific degree. Tuition assistance may not exceed the value set annually by the IRS per calendar year as tax exempt (see: Employer-provided educational assistance). Read the full Pacific University policy.
- Graduate Tuition Assistance does not include fees, books, insurance, private lessons, etc.
Graduate Tuition Assistance Programs
Graduate Tuition Assistance is available for the following Pacific University academic programs:
College of Arts & Sciences
College of Business
College of Education
- PhD in Education and Leadership
- Master of Arts in Teaching
- Master of Arts in Teaching Special Education
- Master of Arts in Education
- Master of Education
- Master of Education in Visual Function in Learning (VFL)
- Certificate of Cultural Competency
- Graduate Certificate in Dyslexia
College of Health Professions
- PhD in Education and Leadership
- Doctor of Healthcare Science (DHSc)
- Doctor of Medical Science (DMSc)
College of Optometry
Graduate Tuition Assistance Eligibility
Tier I and Tier II benefit-eligible employees are eligible after one year of continuous employment. For employees who gain eligibility after the first day of classes for the current semester, eligibility will begin for the next semester. Individuals must:
- Be an employee of Pacific University
- Be admitted and matriculated into a degree or certificate program before receiving this benefit
- Maintain the program standard for academic good standing
Waiting Period Waiver
(1) employed for a minimum of one year at an institution of education as defined under the Internal Revenue Code: “a regular faculty and curriculum and normally have a regularly enrolled body of pupils or students in attendance where the educational activities are regularly carried on.” Examples of educational organizations include but are not limited to: Higher-Educational Institutions, Public School Districts, and trade/technical schools.
(2) worked at least 1000 hours (per year) in a position that was not temporary, adjunct or student status
(3) during the entire twelve month period before the first day with Pacific University
New employees must provide proof of employment that includes these details to Human Resources within the first 30 days following their official Hire Date at Pacific University. Employees are responsible for ensuring the required documentation is provided in a timely manner.