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Chapter 6
Compensation, Benefits, and Faculty Development

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Faculty Benefits

The benefits office provides full details on the benefits available to eligible faculty members. All benefits policies of the university are subject to change and may be revised or discontinued at any time. A summary of benefits can be found here.

Salary Continuation and Benefits After the Death of a Faculty Member

Upon the death of a full-time faculty member, the university will continue to pay the deceased faculty member's salary for the remainder of that academic year. The salary is payable to a beneficiary or to the deceased faculty member's estate. Applications for this benefit should be directed to the office of the dean of the school. Any child of a full-time faculty member who is receiving tuition assistance at the time of the faculty member's death will continue to receive tuition assistance until the child's specific academic program is completed.

Tuition Remission

For more information, including information on tax consequences of these particular benefits, please contact Human Resources. The complete procedure and application for filing for tuition remission can be found here.

Faculty Tuition Remission

The Tufts University Tuition Remission Program has been developed to enable eligible faculty members to take undergraduate or graduate courses offered by Tufts University, subject to the approval of the department chair.
No tenured or tenure-track member of the faculty above the rank of instructor may receive a degree from the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at Tufts University.

Tuition Remission for Spouse or Qualified Same-Sex Domestic Partner

The spouse or qualified same-sex domestic partner of an eligible faculty member is entitled to take up to one undergraduate- or graduate-level course per semester at no charge. Part-time faculty members must be benefits-eligible to take advantage of this benefit. A domestic partner must be of the same sex as the employee and have filed, with Office of Human Resources benefits office, a Domestic Partnership Affidavit.

Tuition Remission for Dependent Children

Faculty members who have been full-time employees at Tufts University for at least five consecutive years are eligible for tuition remission for their dependent children. Dependent children may receive full tuition remission for up to four years of undergraduate study after they have been formally admitted to an undergraduate program offered by Tufts University. This benefit is limited to one bachelor's degree per dependent child. If a dependent child has not been formally admitted to Tufts University, the dependent child may take up to two courses in a nondegree status during the summer semester only.

Grant-in-Aid for Tuition

This program was discontinued as of December 31, 2002. All eligible faculty and staff were notified in June 2002 that Tufts University was making this change, effective January 1, 2003. All eligible faculty and staff hired on or before December 31, 2002 remain eligible for the former policy. All inquiries about this program should be directed to the Office of the Provost and Senior Vice President.