Qualified Tuition Reduction/Educational Assistance Program
The Arizona Board of Regents provides a Qualified Tuition Reduction (QTR) and Educational Assistance Program (EAP) that enables eligible individuals to enroll in courses of study at reduced registration fees. The QTR/EAP is reciprocal among the three state universities and may be used for regular semesters (Spring and Fall), winter session or summer sessions (Pre-Session, Summer I and Summer II).
Eligible individuals and their spouses may register for one to nine (1 to 9) credit hours per regular semester or for one to six (1 to 6) credit hours per summer session at the reduced tuition rate of twenty-five dollars ($25.00), plus any laboratory or course fees. Eligible dependent children who register for one (1) or more credit hours will pay twenty-five percent (25%) of resident tuition plus any laboratory or course fees.
Eligible employees must be employed on the first day of an academic semester or session in order to use the QTR for that academic semester or session. A separate application must be submitted for each fall and spring semester. Only one application is required for all summer sessions.
The last day to submit an application for the QTR/EAP program is the 35th day of the semester for the fall and spring semesters for which the tuition reduction will be applied. The last day to submit an application for ALL summer sessions is the last day for refunds for Summer Session 1.
Unfortunately, Qualified Tuition Reduction (QTR) cannot be used to offset the tuition of courses or programs offered through the Outreach College. Outreach College content is generated and faculty are compensated via a distinct financial model which does not allow for reduction of tuition.
QTR for Graduate Assistants/Associates
Spring Semester 2014: February 18, 2014
Summer I 2014 and Summer II 2014: July 14, 2014
Fall Semester 2014: September 28, 2014
Tuition Benefits Taxation Guidelines
HOW TO APPLY:
Active employees and UA affiliates apply online through UAccess Employee. After logging in, select Main Menu > Self Service > Education Assistance Plan > EAP Application Form. For detailed instructions on completing the online application, select one of the following:
- Submitting an application for yourself (employee)
- Submitting an application for your spouse
- Submitting an application for your dependent child
Tuition Reduction for a Dependent Child
To be eligible for dependent tuition reduction, the child must:
- - meet the definition of "child" as defined under IRS §152(f)(1). Section 152(f)(1) defines "child" as a son, daughter, stepson, stepdaughter, adopted child, or foster child.
- be claimed as your dependent for federal tax purposes, either as a qualifying child or qualifying relative. The online application will require information necessary to determine dependent eligibility. Click here to see the information that will be requested.
Guidance is also available at www.irs.gov in Publication 501: Exemptions, Standard Deduction, and Filing Information. Please see the section on "Exemptions for Dependents".
Verifying Application Status
Once your application is submitted online, the eligibility status of that application can be viewed in UAccess Employee at any time. After logging in, select Main Menu > Self Service > Education Assistance Plan > EAP Application Review. Enter in your transaction number to view a specific application and click "Search". If you do not know your transaction number, you may click "Search" to view all submitted applications.