Tuition Waiver Policy (White Collar Contract)

Section 5. Educational Opportunities

Employees shall be exempted from the payment of tuition fees for courses offered at colleges of The City University, as defined in Article I, pursuant to the following conditions;

  1. Each employee, to qualify for tuition fee exemption, shall:
    1. be a full-time active employee, and
    2. have served full time for at least twelve months prior to the first day of classes, and
    3. meet the academic requirements for the course. (It is not necessary for the employee to be a candidate for a degree; the employee may be a nondegree student).
  2. Tuition fee exemption shall be offered for courses which are:
    1. in an associate degree program,
    2. in a baccalaureate degree program,
    3. in a graduate degree program (not to exceed three credits per semester on a space available, no cost basis)
  3. Exemption from payment of tuition fees shall not apply to adult education courses or to other courses supported solely by fees except as provided herein.
  4. Exemption from payment of tuition fees does not include exemption from payment of non-instructional fees.
  5. Selected employees who are recommended by their supervisor for training in stenography, typing, and other special work skills, after consultation with the administrative head of the Division in which the course is offered, for example, a Dean of a School, shall be exempt from payment of tuition fees for such courses.
  6. Other conditions of tuition fee exemption:
    1. There must be an available vacancy in the course at the time of enrollment and such enrollment shall not be used to determine if the course is to be given.
    2. The course shall not be taken during employee's normal working hours.
    3. An employee may choose to take a course during his/her lunch hour which is designated as the period between the hours of 11:45 a.m. and 2:15 p.m., provided that when an employee elects to take a course during the lunch hour he/she will automatically be charged, at the beginning of the semester, at the rate of 15 minutes of annual leave per contact hour. Therefore, on a semester basis, an employee will be charged one-half (½) day of annual leave for each classroom period per week (a classroom period is not to exceed sixty (60) minutes). If at the end of the semester, the employee can reasonably demonstrate to his/her College Human Resources Director that the time charged was not used, all such time will be restored to the employee's annual leave balance.
  7. The controlling factors in the availability of the educational opportunities described above shall continue to be time in employment, availability of courses, work schedules, and, with reference to subsection (e) selection.
  8. For employees in titles in the Gittleson group identified in Article III, Section 7(a), the following shall apply with regard to this Section 5:
    1. The time required in subsection (a) 2 shall be six months.
    2. In addition to the types of courses indicated in subsection (b) 1 & (b) 2, tuition fee exemption shall also be offered for courses which are:
      1. entrance condition courses required to matriculate for associate or baccalaureate degree programs, or
      2. in a graduate program (not to exceed six credits per semester

Title Respective

CODE TITLE UNION
4770 TECHNICAL SUPPORT AIDE (CUNY) DC 37 LOCAL 384
4771 COMPUTER ASSOCIATE/TECHNICAL SUPPORT(CUNY) DC 37 LOCAL 384
4802 CUNY OFFICE ASSISTANT DC 37 LOCAL 384
4803 CUNY SECRETARIAL ASSISTANT DC 37 LOCAL 384
4804 CUNY ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT DC 37 LOCAL 384
4805 COLLEGE PRINT SHOP ASSISTANT DC 37 LOCAL 384
4806 COLLEGE PRINT SHOP ASSOCIATE DC 37 LOCAL 384
4807 COLLEGE PRINT SHOP COORDINATOR DC 37 LOCAL 384
4809 COLLEGE COMPUTER/PHOTO TYPESETTER DC 37 LOCAL 384
4810 MULTI-COLOR PRESS/CAMERA OPERATOR DC 37 LOCAL 384
4921 MAIL/MESSAGE SERVICES WORKER DC 37 LOCAL 384
4808 COLLEGE GRAPHICS DESIGNER DC 37 LOCAL 375
4815 COLLEGE INTERIOR DESIGNER DC 37 LOCAL 375
4819 PROJECT MANAGER DC 37 LOCAL 375
4820 UNIVERSITY ARCHITECTURAL INTERN DC 37 LOCAL 375
4821 UNIVERSITY ASSISTANT ARCHITECT DC 37 LOCAL 375
4822 UNIVERSITY ARCHITECT DC 37 LOCAL 375
4823 UNIVERSITY ASSISTANT ENGINEER DC 37 LOCAL 375
4826 UNIVERSITY ENGINEERING TECHNICIAN TRAINEE DC 37 LOCAL 375
4827 UNIVERSITY ENGINEERING TECHNICIAN DC 37 LOCAL 375
4828 UNIVERSITY ENGINEERING INTERN DC 37 LOCAL 375
4829 UNIVERSITY ENGINEER DC 37 LOCAL 375
4830 ASSISTANT CHIEF ENGINEER DC 37 LOCAL 375
4831 ASSISTANT CHIEF ARCHITECT DC 37 LOCAL 375
4991 RADIO AND TV OPERATOR DC 37 LOCAL 375
34215 SUPERINTENDENT OF CONSTRUCTION DC 37 LOCAL 375
34217 CONSTRUCTION MANAGER DC 37 LOCAL 375
4786 INFORMATION SYSTEMS AIDE (CUNY) DC 37 LOCAL 2627
4787 INFORMATION SYSTEMS ASSISTANT (CUNY) DC 37 LOCAL 2627
4788 INFORMATION SYSTEMS ASSOCIATE (CUNY) DC 37 LOCAL 2627
4789 INFORMATION SYSTEMS SPECIALIST (CUNY) DC 37 LOCAL 2627
4832 DISABILITY ACCOMMODATIONS SPECIALIST DC 37 LOCAL 2054
4840 SIGN LANGUAGE INTERPRETER DC 37 LOCAL 2054
10102 COLLEGE ASSISTANT DC 37 LOCAL 2054
4800 COLLEGE ACCOUNTING ASSISTANT DC 37 LOCAL 1407
4801 COLLEGE ACCOUNTANT DC 37 LOCAL 1407
90621 ASSISTANT MEDIA SERVICES TECHNICIAN IATSE LOCAL 306
90622 MEDIA SERVICES TECHNICIAN IATSE LOCAL 306
4851 NURSE PRACTITIONER NYSNA  
50910 STAFF NURSE NYSNA  
12120 ASSISTANT PURCHASING AGENT SEIU LOCAL 300
12121 PURCHASING AGENT SEIU LOCAL 300