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Employer Sponsored Tuition Deferral

Sometimes, an employer will cover an employee’s tuition but won’t reimburse them until the end of the semester. In this case, you may be able to defer the portion of your tuition that will be covered by employer reimbursement. Please note you will be required to pay a small fee for this convenience.

Students who elect to participate in this program must:

  • Be currently employed by an organization that maintains a qualified tuition reimbursement program.
  • Be accepted and enrolled in the BS in Leadership (BILS), the MS in Organizational Leadership, or Heider College of Business Graduate Programs (all other University programs are excluded).
  • Fill out the Employer Tuition Deferral Application. This application must be submitted each semester in which the student intends to defer the portion of tuition covered by reimbursement. If you are registered for two eight-week terms in one semester you only need to submit the form once, by the start of the first eight-week class or classes.

Please also note:

  • Tuition will be due in full no later than 45 days after the final day of classes.
  • All payments made to your account from another source (e.g. student loans, scholarships, etc.) will be applied to your unpaid tuition first. These funds will not be refunded until your tuition has been paid in full.
  • Deferred balances may not be included as part of a monthly payment plan.
  • If you are a degree seeking candidate, all invoices must be paid in full before diplomas or transcripts are issued.
  • A late payment fee will be assessed, and a hold may be placed on your account if payment is not received by the tuition deferred date.
  • The University withdrawal policy applies to both the student and employer's share of tuition. Even if your employer has committed to paying all or a portion of your tuition, the charges are on your account and you are responsible for making sure the account is paid in full.
  • If the entire balance is not paid in full within 45 days from the last day of your class(es), the University may take any or all of the following steps:
    • Offset any financial aid refund that may have been or will be received without further notice
    • Report the delinquency to the credit bureau(s)
    • Refer the tuition account to a collection agency or law firm for the full amount due, plus all associated collection fees (not to exceed 40%) and legal fees