POLICY: Spoon River College allows eligible full-time employees and his/her immediate family member to attend credit courses at Spoon River College for the variable tuition rate of one dollar ($1.00) per credit hour plus course fees.
Spoon River College allows eligible part-time classified personnel members, regularly scheduled part-time administrators, and regularly scheduled part-time professional support to attend credit courses at Spoon River College for the variable tuition rate of one dollar ($1.00) per credit hour plus course fees. This benefit does not extend to his/her immediate family members.
This policy applies to all eligible employees including the following:
Full-time and regularly scheduled part-time administrators with a full-time equivalency (FTE) of fifty percent (50%) or greater
Full-time and regularly scheduled part-time professional support with a full-time equivalency (FTE) of fifty percent (50%) or greater
Retirees and immediate family members (as defined below). A retiree is a former employee with ten or more years of continuous full-time employment at Spoon River College, who is an annuitant of the State Universities Retirement System of Illinois (SURS), and who has become a SURS annuitant not more than 60 days after separating employment with Spoon River College.
Immediate family members, for the purpose of this benefit, are: the employee’s spouse or child that is a legal dependent of the employee. Child for the purpose of this benefit, is defined as: biological, adopted, or step-child(ren) that are of age twenty-two (22) or younger on the start date of the enrolled course.
Employees may be required to provide proof marriage or proof of legal dependency of an eligible child.
Employees and/or dependents are encouraged to apply for financial aid. The financial aid process takes 6-8 weeks prior to the beginning of a semester.
Spoon River College waives tuition one time per course. The College reserves the right to exclude programs with tuition rates that exceed the regular tuition rate (as defined in the College catalog). Internet Course Exchange (ICE) courses are not eligible for variable tuition benefit.
Eligible employees complete the Variable Tuition Form and submit to Human Resources for employment / dependent verification *a minimum of 10 College days before the start of the term in which the employee / dependent is requesting variable tuition.
Approved forms are provided to the Registrar for transcript review to insure there are no duplication of course(s). Refer to the Details section (item 4) above.
Approved forms are provided to the Financial Aid office for processing. Rejected forms will be returned to the originator with the reason for the rejection.