Tuition Remission


Tuition Remission 

George Fox offers incredible undergraduate and graduate tuition benefits to eligible employees and their spouse, as well as undergraduate and tuition exchange program for dependent children.

Open Enrollment will be held October 15, 2018 to November 5, 2018!

You'll notice a few changes to this year’s process, including:

  • Employees and spouses taking classes part-time can now apply 120 days prior to the course start date!
  • We have created a new tool to understand the student type, tuition remission deadline, easily access application and resource links called the Tuition Remission Benefit Overview. 
  • We have updated the instructions for Tier II tuition remission, which is now part of the performance evaluation process. 

Our hope is that these process improvements make it easier and less time consuming for you to utilize this valuable benefit!

It's very important to read the employee handbook and instructions (links below) before completing any Tuition Remission Request forms.

Please read the Tuition Remission 4.8 in the Employee Handbook and review the Tuition Remission Benefit Overview first, and then complete the Google Doc Request for Tuition Remission form. If you need a paper copy of the Tuition Remission Request form, please contact Darby Thiessen or 503-554-2188.

Tuition Remission Benefit Overview

Tier II Procedure and Instructions

New employees or new family members (thorough marriage or adoption) have a 30 day special enrollment opportunity that begins the first day of employment.

2018-19 Click this link to access the special enrollment form for the 2018-19 Academic Year: 2018-19 Academic Year Tuition Remission Request Form.  

2019-20 Click this link to access the enrollment form for the 2019-20 Academic Year: 2019-20 Tuition Remission Request form.

Supervisor approval is requested for an employee taking more than 4 credits in a term. Please complete and have your supervisors (through VP) sign the approval form. Return the competed form to Employee Empowerment on or before completing the Tuition Remission request form.  


  • Applications must be submitted by the deadline. If acceptance into a program is not possible by the application deadline, conditional approval may be granted until admissions acceptance has been granted. 
  • Tuition Remission is an employee benefit that may have tax implications, please consult your tax preparer for advice. 

Tuition Exchange

Where Tuition Remission is a benefit pertaining to enrollment at George Fox University, ​Tuition Exchange provides employees the opportunity to apply, on behalf of their undergraduate dependent child, for tuition benefits at other higher education institutions. 2019-20 Exchange Program applications are now being accepted
George Fox University participates in three Tuition Exchange programs that award exchange scholarships through a competitive process​. If a dependent is awarded Tuition Exchange, tuition costs are partially or fully covered at the institution that has granted the exchange.​