LETTER OF UNDERSTANDING
For the duration of the current Agreement between the Board of Govenors and the URI ACT/NEA Clerical-Technical Bargaining Unit, full-time URI employees, their spouses and their dependent children will be eligible for tuition limitations:
- The employee must work full-time;
- The employee must be a resident of Rhode Island for six (6) months;
- Payments will be limited strictly to tuition. All fees, books and other expenses must be paid for by the individual;
- All courses will be taken on a "space available" basis;
- In the event of an employee's death, the tuition waiver benefit shall be provided for those spouses and legal dependents who have been accepted or are enrolled at the time of such death and who maintain continuous enrollment;
- If an employee is on leave without pay, neither he/she nor his/her spouse and/or legal dependents are eligible for tuition waiver unless specifically approved by the institution;
- Effective January 1, 1994 dependents and spouses shall no longer be eligible to enroll in courses at the Master's degree level. Any dependent or spouse who is enrolled in a Master's degree program will be able to continue in such program. Spouses and dependents who have applied for admission to a Master's degree program must have attained either acceptance into a program, admission with prerequisites or promising student status by January 1, 1994.
Employees may pursue one (1) degree at the baccalaureate level and one (1) degree at the Master's level. Spouses and dependent children may pursue one (1) degree at the baccalaureate level. Courses may be taken either on a full-time or part-time basis.
Note - The tuition waiver covers the general course fee. All other fees and costs for books are the responsibility of the employee.