Information for Faculty and Staff

Employee Tuition Waivers

All University of Hawaii employees, and spouses or domestic partners of employees in BU 07, 08, 86 and 87 who register for credit courses offered through any unit of the University of Hawaii are exempt from the payment of tuition and fees up to a maximum of 6 credits in accordance with Board of Regents Policy 6-11.

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To use a waiver you must:

  1. be employed at least 50% FTE
  2. apply for admission by the appropriate deadline and be admitted as a classified or unclassified student (applies only to UH Manoa, UH Hilo and UH West Oahu)
  3. obtain authorization to take classes from your supervisor
  4. register during the late registration period

Waivers may not be used to waive course fees, lab fees, professional fees nor to special funded courses which have insufficient revenue to cover costs.

An administrative fee will be assessed for each summer session and each extension course/term that you registered for.

UH employees at all campuses can apply their tuition waivers online (fall and spring only) after they have registered for their classes. On the "Complete this Registration Session" page, click on the "Use Faculty/Staff Waiver" link. If your waiver is successfully processed, a message will appear that says your account will be updated within 48 hours. The "Check My Registration Status" page also informs you that your tuition waiver was awarded.

If the system is unable to confirm your eligibility, you will get a message and link to the UH Tuition Waiver Form. You must complete this form and take it to any campus business office for processing by your payment deadline.

Tuition waivers for summer session are not online and can be processed at any campus business office.

An employee tuition waiver can be used for a maximum of 6 credits of tuition and fees. You are responsible for paying any additional tuition and fees beyond 6 credits. UH employees using tuition waivers are required to register after the semester begins and are therefore exempt from paying the late registration fee.

Employees who wish to use an employee tuition waiver to pay for classes must register only during the late registration period. Employee tuition waivers cannot be used to pay for registration done before this period. University Board of Regents policy states that faculty and staff may register only after the regular students have had an opportunity to register. If you register before the late registration period, you must pay for your registration. No refunds of tuition and fees will be made. Note: Any registration activity (adds or drops) in MyUH Online before the late registration period will disqualify you from using a faculty/staff tuition waiver.

Employee Spouse and Domestic Partner Tuition Waivers

Spouses and domestic partners of employees in bargaining units 07, 08, 86 and 87 are eligible to use tuition waivers. Conditions for use are the same as for employee tuition waivers. The employee must be employed at least 50% FTE and registration must occur during late registration.

Declaration of employee spouse/domestic partner status for tuition waiver purposes can be made by the employee at and selecting the 'My Account' tab at the top of the page.

Tuition Waiver Use Deadline

UH employee and spouse/domestic partner tuition waivers are not accepted or processed after the last day of the 50 percent tuition refund period. If you fail to apply the waiver on time, payment will not be made and a financial obligation will be placed on your account.