Educational Assistance


Important information for UAB faculty and staff regarding the UAB Educational Assistance Program.

As announced last summer, rising state retirement and healthcare costs, as well as uncertainties regarding state and federal budgets, necessitate important changes to employee benefits.  The following changes are being made to the UAB Educational Assistance Program for all academic terms beginning after January 1, 2015.   

The chart below illustrates the current program and changes for all academic terms beginning after January 1, 2015.

Provided to

Current Benefit

For all academic terms beginning
after January 1, 2015

UAB Employee

100% in-state tuition for up to 18 semester hours at UAB taken at any time during the academic year including undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs

100% in-state tuition for all undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs courses at UAB.
The limit of 18 credit hours per academic year removed

Dependent Children & Children of Sponsored Adults of UAB Employees (up to age 26)

50% in-state tuition assistance for all undergraduate, graduate, and professional program credit courses at UAB

50% in-state tuition assistance for all undergraduate credit courses at UAB.

No longer eligible for tuition assistance for graduate or professional programs

Spouses & Sponsored Adults of UAB Employees

100% in-state tuition for up to 18 semester hours at UAB taken any time during the academic year including undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs

50% in-state tuition assistance for undergraduate courses up to 18 semester hours at UAB taken any time during the academic year.

Assistance reduced to 50% and no longer eligible for tuition assistance for graduate or professional programs

UAB Retiree Dependent Children & Children of Sponsored Adults (up to age 26)

50% in-state tuition assistance for all undergraduate, graduate, and professional program credit courses at UAB

50% in-state tuition assistance for all undergraduate credit courses at UAB.

No longer eligible for tuition assistance for graduate or professional programs


Employees should direct questions regarding the policy changes to UAB Benefits:

                Phone: 205-934-3458
                Email: benefits@uab.edu