USNH Tuition Benefit Plan Information
UNH benefits eligible employees may use the USNH Tuition Benefit to enroll in up to a total of 5 Courses (Credit or Non-Credit) per fiscal year after they have completed their introductory employment period.
Generally, the Staff introductory period is six (6) months; for Extension Educators it is one (1) year; and for Faculty it is the completion of two (2) semesters.
The benefit is for courses, not credit hours. The total number of courses covered by the tuition benefit for a full-time employee is five (5) in a fiscal year. The benefit DOES NOT apply to, “short courses,” institutes, or courses offered by other institutions on campuses of USNH.
- Employee Tuition Benefit Criteria:
- Credit courses - the benefit it is applied towards the registration fee and tuition cost at 100%.
- Non-Credit courses - the benefit is applied towards registration and tuition at 50%,
(less the cost of course materials and meals, if applicable)
The USNH Tuition Benefit plan is also available to spouses and legal dependents (under the age of 24) after the employee has been employed for 1 year in a benefits eligible position.
- Employee's Spouse/Dependent Tuition Benefit Criteria:
- Can be used for Credit coursework only and the benefit is applied as 50% of current in-state tuition.
***IMPORTANT - For eligible employees who request the tuition benefit for their eligible dependents that are admitted as out-of-state students: If the out-of-state dependent is receiving a merit scholarship (Presidential, Deans or Directors), please note that the amount of the scholarship will be the amount awarded to in-state students since the tuition benefit is based on in-state tuition rates.
View the USNH Tuition Benefit plan details and eligibility requirements.
There is no taxation applicable for undergraduate coursework for employees, spouse or dependents. There are income tax implications for graduate coursework for employees, spouse and dependents. View taxation details here.
Eligible UNH employees complete a Tuition Benefit form request online* via WISE. A request has to be submitted for each semester that the benefit is needed for eligible employee and/or their eligible dependent(s).
To access the Tuition Benefit Form, log in to your WISE account. Once logged in click on Employee Services and then select the Tuition Benefit Form.
- If you’d like a step-by-step guide on entering your information Tuition Benefit form online please review
the USNH HR instructions available at: https://www.usnh.edu/resource/tuition-benefits
IMPORTANT: Please note, that completing the online USNH Tuition Benefit request via WISE does NOT register an individual for their course work.
This is only for processing a financial benefit to the student's academic bill. The student will still need to register for any coursework with the appropriate campus registration office.
Also, once submitted, please plan on approximately 3-5 business days for the benefit to be applied to your bill.
If you have questions about the USNH Tuition Benefit, please contact UNH HR Benefits at 862-0504 or HR.Benefits@unh.edu