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Last Revised: 31 January 2020
Refer Questions to: Director, Financial Services
This policy applies to full-time and part-time (20 hours per week or more or at least half time) regular status faculty, teachers, and staff in all offices and divisions of Gallaudet University unless specifically covered by collective bargaining agreements made between Gallaudet University and certified bargaining agents.
Gallaudet University encourages employees to continue their formal education and provides financial aid for approved coursework. The educational assistance program is designed to promote career advancement at the University and to enable employees to contribute more effectively to Gallaudet's programs and services. Educational assistance is provided for tuition and mandatory fees (those required of all students at the time of registration), only at institutions other than Gallaudet University.
This policy shall constitute a separate educational assistance program with respect to education assistance within the meaning of section 127 of the Internal Revenue Code that does not exceed $5,250 per year. The program is provided for the exclusive benefit of University employees to a group that does not discriminate in favor of employees who are highly compensated employees (within the meaning of section 414(q) of the Internal Revenue Code) or their dependents. Eligible employees do not have a choice between educational assistance under the program and other taxable compensation. Eligible employees shall receive reasonable notice of the terms and availability of the program.
All IRS and U.S. Tax Court rulings regarding withholding and reporting requirements for educational assistance benefits are followed by the University and the University makes no promises or guarantees as to the tax treatment of educational assistance.
In accepting educational assistance, the employee acknowledges and accepts the terms and conditions outlined in this policy. If the employee does not comply or submits falsified or intentionally inaccurate information in order to qualify for educational assistance, the University will take disciplinary action, up to and including discharge from the University, or legal action as needed, including potential implementation of collection procedures if necessary.
Approved by: Gallaudet University Board of Trustees
Gallaudet University is a federally chartered private and premier university for the deaf and hard of hearing since 1864.
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