The UNC Policy Manual


Adopted 10/14/77
Amended 02/08/91
Amended 10/12/01
Amended 08/11/06

Amended 02/12/10

Amended 10/24/14

Technical Corrections 05/06/21


Policy on the Waiver of Tuition and Fees for Faculty and Staff


I.             N.C. Gen. Stat. § 116-143(d) (G.S.) authorizes the Board of Governors, in its discretion, to provide regulations that allow statutorily described faculty and staff within the University of North Carolina to take a certain number of courses per year tuition-free, as established in the statute, and to specify when fees may be waived.     

II.           The Board of Governors supports its faculty and staff being able to enroll in courses at its constituent institutions, provided such enrollment does not interfere with normal employment obligations, and hereby adopts this policy to:


A.           Authorize application of the tuition-waiver provision as provided by G.S. 116-143(d) at any constituent institution of the University of North Carolina (UNC) System, to be used by faculty and staff of any constituent institution of the UNC System, the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics, the University of North Carolina Health Care System (UNC Health), and the UNC System Office;


B.           Authorize and specify when fees may be waived for faculty and staff who are eligible to take courses with tuition waived; and


C.           Authorize the president to adopt regulations and guidelines as may be required or useful for uniform application throughout the University of the tuition and fees waiver privilege, including specifying the number of eligible courses consistent with the statute.


III.          Other Matters


A.               Effective Date.  The requirements of this policy shall be effective on the date of adoption of this policy by the Board of Governors.


B.           Relation to State Laws.  The foregoing policy as adopted by the Board of Governors is meant to supplement, and does not purport to supplant or modify, those statutory enactments which may govern or relate to the subject matter of this policy.


C.           Regulations and Guidelines.  This policy shall be implemented and applied in accordance with such regulations and guidelines as may be adopted from time to time by the president.