The University provides a tuition benefit to its faculty. This tuition benefit varies by employee type.
Employees teaching for credit are eligible for the amount of credits being taught in the current semester or the previous semester but not accumulative from semester to semester. Example: If the employee taught 3 credits in Fall and 3 credits in Spring they are still only eligible for 3 credits for Spring. However if they taught 3 credits in Fall but are not teaching in Spring, and they did not use fee benefit in the Fall they are eligible for the 3 credits in the Spring.
The department must write a letter, signed by the dean, assigning credit equivalency to the work being done for employees who are not teaching for credit. There is a 6 credit maximum.
Except as otherwise provided, professional staff members as defined in this section are restricted to no more than six credits in the fall and spring semesters. Professional staff members employed under an “A” contract shall be limited to three credits for a grant-in-aid across all summer semesters. Professional staff members employed under a “B” contract are not limited in the number of credits that are grant-in-aid eligible during all summer sessions. There shall be no restriction on the number of credit hours a spouse or financially dependent child may register for under this policy. Upon approval by the institutional President, community college faculty while on sabbatical may take additional courses under this policy if for professional development.
Applicants for dependent grants-in-aid for professional schools will be required to provide proof of age and proof of dependency. (Spouse or domestic partner will be required to provide proof of marriage or domestic partnership)
Title 4, Chapter3, Section 11 of the Board of Regents Handbook states: The amount of grants-in-aid paid for professional schools will be "equivalent in value to that portion of the per credit registration fee allocated to the State Supported Operating Budget (or general fund)." Further, the universities shall waive the Capital Improvement fee". The amount is adjusted each year and published in the Nevada System of Higher Education Procedures and Guidelines Manual.
All Grants-In-Aid for academic and administrative faculty and LOAs must have the dean's signature or the individual who has been designated as having signature authority. If the waiver is for a spouse or dependent then only the signature of the faculty member is necessary.