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Tuition Remission



The Tuition Remission program provides a waiver of tuition for:

  • Up to eight (8) undergraduate or graduate credit hours or the equivalent of eight undergraduate credit hours for non-credit courses each fall and spring semester
  • Up to four (4) credit hours during the summer semester
  • Mandatory fees are covered (special or lab fees are not covered)


Tuition Remission can be used for classes at:

  • The University of New Mexico
  • New Mexico State University
  • UNM Continuing Education and/or UNM departments for professional development

UNM employees with Bursar holds on their accounts will be ineligible for tuition remission, and they will be unable to register for classes until the hold is released by the Bursar’s Office. This applies to courses for academic credit as well as classes taken through Continuing Education.

Who is Eligible

The Tuition Remission Program is extended to:

Spouse/Domestic Partner

The spouse or domestic partner of an eligible employee may receive resident tuition for up to four (4) credit hours per semester for UNM courses taken for academic credit (including graduate courses). The value of the Tuition Remission benefit taken by spouses for graduate credit and courses taken by domestic partners is considered taxable income to the employee and will be included as compensation on the employee's W-2 form filed with the IRS and subject to income tax withholding once per semester.

How to Begin

  1. Register for the course or program through the applicable registration process
  2. Complete the Tuition Remission Form
  3. Submit the Tuition Remission Form
    • Courses for Professional Development through UNM Continuing Education or UNM Departments should be submitted to the respective department.
    • To avoid late fees, the Tuition Remission application must be submitted for payment prior to the published payment deadline date for the applicable term or course.

For more information on Tuition Remission including the Tuition Remission Form, see University Administrative Policy #3700 and the Section 127 Education Assistance Plan.

Tax Liability

According to University Administrative Policy #3700, item 3.5.1, if the amount of tuition paid during the calendar year exceeds the published IRS maximum amount; the amount in excess of the IRS maximum will be added to the employee's wages as taxable income. For more information, please read the plan document.