Tuition Waivers Employee / Retiree Children

Full-Time Employee

Children (under 25 years of age) of all full-time faculty and staff are eligible for a 50 percent tuition waiver from Northern Illinois University (NIU) or any Senior Illinois Public University after they attain 7 years of service credit.   If an individual is reemployed and has prior service before December 31, 1998 in a benefit eligible capacity, please contact the HRS Service Center at 815.753.6000.  

Part-Time Employee

Children (under 25 years of age) of part-time employees with a 50 percent appointment or greater who have been employed for a cumulative 7 years of service credit with a Senior Illinois Public University will also be eligible for the 50 percent tuition waiver benefit for their children.

Retirees With Qualifying Service

Children (under 25 years of age) of retirees will be eligible for the 50 percent tuition waiver to attend only NIU when the retiree had at least 7 years of full-time service at NIU.


This waiver is available during the Fall, Spring and Summer Sessions for a total of 124 credit hours.  The 50 percent waiver is the total amount available from the employer per child even though both parents may be employees of NIU.  The benefit is also contingent on the student’s maintaining satisfactory academic progress toward graduation.  The waiver is not applicable for non-credit or graduate/professional academic programs. Fees and charges other than tuition are not included in the employer contribution.

General Information

Send completed waiver to:

Human Resource Service Center
1515 West Lincoln Highway
DeKalb, Illinois 60115

Questions regarding forms or procedures contact a HR associate at 815-753-6000.