Educational Assistance

UNC Asheville is committed to attracting, retaining and developing top talent. Educational assistance programs are designed to encourage professional growth and support workforce planning and development.

Tuition Waiver Benefits

The Tuition Waiver Program provides an opportunity for permanent, full-time (75% FTE or more) faculty and staff to have tuition waived for up to 3 courses taken at any of the constituent institutions of The University of North Carolina system. Participation is voluntary and courses may be taken for career development or for personal interest.

For courses taken at UNC Asheville, fees are also waived.  The fee waiver only applies to regular student fees (i.e., does not apply to the orientation fee, the late registration fee, special program fees, or course-specific fees, which must be paid by the student when applicable).

See below for the deadlines to submit the Tuition Waiver form to HR for classes taken at UNC Asheville.  Email your form to

  • Summer 2022

  • Submit to HR by June 10, 2022
  • Fall 2022

  • Submit to HR by August 21, 2022
  • Spring 2023

  • Submit to HR by January 16, 2023

Click here to access the Tuition Waiver Instructions and Application Form.

Academic Assistance Program

Eligible staff may receive partial reimbursement for tuition, fees and books for career related courses taken at any North Carolina public institution, if funding is available.

Click here to access the Program Guidelines and Application Form.

Note:  The form must be approved by the Office of Human Resources, even if the reimbursement is funded through departmental funds.