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ODU provides tuition assistance opportunities for eligible employees, their dependents and spouses.


Old Dominion University is committed to making affordable higher education available to eligible employees and their family members by providing them with opportunities to increase their education, job skills and career development through a tuition assistance program. As a general rule, tuition assistance is provided for tuition payments that would be made to ODU.

Employee Tuition Assistance can be used for the following reasons:

  • Job-related - Assistance is available to employees who wish to develop and maintain their skills and knowledge to meet the changing demands of their current job.
  • Career Development - Assistance is available to obtain degrees that will increase employees' opportunities within the university.

Contact

Got questions? Please send all Tuition Assistance related inquiries to tuitionassistance@odu.edu or call (757) 683-3042







Apply for Tuition Assistance

Our Tuition Assistance Program process is now Online! All participating and eligible employees and dependents must complete the tuition assistance application process using the online form (MIDAS login required). Submit any questions about the form to tuitionassistance@odu.edu.


Classified

Eligibility:

  • Must be admitted to the University as a degree seeking student
  • Must have completed one year of full-time employment at the time of the tuition assistance application deadline

Benefit:

  • 6 credit hours for Fall, Spring and Summer sessions

Tuition assistance for Classified employees is only available for credit courses taken at Old Dominion University.

Part-Time Classified & Wage

Eligibility:

  • Must be admitted to the University as a degree seeking student
  • Must have worked 2080 hours of continuous service with Old Dominion University at the time of the tuition assistance application deadline

Benefit:

  • 3 credit hours for Fall, Spring and Summer sessions

Tuition assistance for Part-Time & Wage employees is only available for credit courses taken at Old Dominion University.


Classified & Hourly Guide

Eligibility

  • Must be admitted to the University as a degree seeking student
  • Must have completed one year of full-time employment at the time of the tuition assistance application deadline

Benefit:

  • 6 credit hours for Fall, Spring and Summer sessions

Tuition assistance for Instructional & Administrative/Professional Faculty is only available for credit courses taken at Old Dominion University.

Faculty & AP Faculty Guide

Eligibility

  • Must be admitted to the University as a degree seeking student
  • Must have completed one year of full-time employment at the time of the tuition assistance application deadline

Benefit:

  • 6 credit hours for Fall, Spring and Summer sessions

Tuition assistance for Instructional & Administrative/Professional Faculty is only available for credit courses taken at Old Dominion University.

Eligibility:

  • Must be admitted to the University as a degree seeking student
  • Full-time employee must have completed one year of full-time employment at the time of the tuition assistance application deadline

Benefit:

  • 6 credit hours for Fall and Spring only

Tuition assistance for eligible family members is available only for credit courses taken at Old Dominion University.

Spouse & Dependent Guide



Application Deadlines

Aug 1

FALL


Dec 1

SPRING


May 1

SUMMER



The above dates are approximate. Exact deadlines are announced prior to each semester.



Educational Release Time

Classified employees are now required to formally document use of educational release time granted as part of their tuition assistance program participation. A new education release time code has been created in Web Time Entry to reflect if/when you are granted approval by your supervisor to attend classes during scheduled working hours. You must begin to use this code effective immediately and for all future instances if/when your supervisor approves education release time. All release time will need to be approve by supervisor in advance and then submitted in web-time entry weekly (LeoOnline). Approval is subject to supervisor discretion and is not a guaranteed benefit under the tuition assistance program. The maximum amount of release time an employee can use is three hours per week.