5.10.7 Tuition Assistance for Dependent Children of Full Time Employees

5.10.7 Tuition Assistance for Dependent Children of Full Time Employees

Revised: October 10, 2011; October 1, 2016; October 1, 2017

To promote and support the educational development of family members of Sandhills Community College employees, the College offers an Employee Family Tuition Assistance Program to eligible dependent children, subject to funds availability.

Dependent children of full-time SCC employees who meet all of the following criteria are eligible to participate in the Employee Family Tuition Assistance Program:

  1. Enroll in at least one (l) class at Sandhills Community College per semester.
  2. Be a dependent child.

Amount of Tuition Assistance:

  1. Tuition assistance will be $500 per semester or the actual cost of the class, whichever is less.  This amount will be credited directly to the student’s College account.
  2. Tuition assistance is provided for four semesters of attendance.
  3. The maximum amount available for tuition assistance over the course of the four semesters is $2,000.

The student must maintain a 2.0 GPA and a 67% completion rate, the same criteria as Pell requires for financial aid. The student must submit a copy of his or her transcript to the Executive Assistant to the President to be considered for a renewal of funds for the following semester.

Employees wishing to apply for dependent tuition assistance must complete the Tuition Assistance for Dependent Children Request Form and submit it to the Office of the President before the beginning of each semester.  At the completion of the semester, the employee must submit a copy of the student’s transcript with another tuition assistance request form for renewal of the benefit for the next semester.  If funds are available and the dependent has maintained eligibility, assistance will be credited to the student’s account prior to the start of the semester.

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