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The Tuition Waiver Program is a benefit for eligible full-time employees of Kean University, and their eligible dependent children.

  • This program is applicable to first undergraduate and graduate degrees only (i.e. post-baccalaureate certificates, doctorate degrees and courses not connected to earning a first undergraduate or graduate degree are not covered).
  • Non-tuition expenses (i.e., University fees, housing, meals, books) are not covered under the Tuition Waiver Program and will be the responsibility of the student. 

For specific details regarding the Tuition Waiver Program as it applies to your title, please see policies below.

Managerial and AFT employees may be eligible for Tuition Reimbursement for studies at other accredited institutions.  Tuition Reimbursement is subject to the availability of funds, and governed by the Tuition Reimbursement policy as defined below.


If you are planning to participate in the Tuition Waiver Program and intend to submit an application, please be advised of the following deadlines:

  • If applying for Spring 2018 Semester - Application due November 10, 2017
  • If applying for Summer Session I – Application due April 10, 2018
  • If applying for Summer Session II – Application due April 10, 2018 
  • If applying for Fall 2018 Semester - Application due May 18, 2018

Policies and Applications 

It is important to note that if you are interested in participating in the Tuition Waiver Program, you are encouraged to review the applicable policies below.  

For Dependent Children (All Units)

For AFT Employees

For CWA and IFPTE Employees 

For Managerial Employees


Any inquiries pertaining to the Tuition Waiver Program may be directed to Tameeka Upshaw in the Office of Human Resources at 908-737-3308 or


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