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Tuition Exemption

All full-time employees and employees working at least one half (1/2) of a full-time work load, their spouses or domestic partners, and dependent children do not have to pay tuition or registration fees for courses offered at FIT, subject to IRS guidelines. Tuition exemption forms are available in the Human Resources Department and should be completed and approved prior to registering for classes.

Free tuition and registration fees at FIT are offered to the following part-time employees, their spouses/domestic partners, and their dependent children:

  • part-time faculty teaching a minimum of six (6) contact hours per week
  • part-time non-classroom faculty employees working a minimum of fifteen (15) hours per week
  • part-time staff employees working a minimum of seventeen and one-half (17.5) hours per week
  • part-time classroom assistant employees working a minimum of fifteen (15) hours per week

Should you be a part time employee your department chairperson (faculty) or supervisor will need to the sign the form verifying the number of hours you are working each week.

As a reminder, employees wishing to register their spouse, domestic partner, dependent child or children for courses at the college must submit a copy of the following documents to the Office of Human Resources:

  • Dependents - 1040 (U.S. Individual Income Tax Return) listing the dependent(s) (Submitted annually)
  • Spouse - Marriage certificate (Submitted once and kept on file)
  • Domestic Partner - Affidavit or certificate of domestic partnership (Submitted once and kept on file)

The Office of Human Resources will keep the copy of the document on file for any future course registration. If you have further questions, please call 212-217-3650.

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