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Below is information regarding education benefits for employees at UNC-Chapel Hill, including tuition waivers, scholarships and college savings programs.


Visit the Education Program Comparison webpage to see an at-a-glance outline of the coverage and eligibility details for our current education programs for employees.
The purpose of the Educational Assistance Program is for workforce planning and development. It provides a tool for managers and employees to support academic activities that directly relate to the organization’s identified knowledge, skills, and behaviors (organizational competencies), and which support the mission, vision, and values of the organization.

The Tuition Waiver Program provides an opportunity for employees to have the tuition waived for courses (up to three per academic year) taken at any of the constituent institutions of The University of North Carolina System. Some rules and limits may apply.

The Fee Waiver Program allows eligible employees and their spouses to waive certain University student fees (e.g., Student Health Service, athletic passes, Student Recreation Center, etc.). It does not apply to other fees required by specific schools or departments.

Learn more about tuition & fee waivers

The Carolina Family Scholarship was established in 2004 to provide scholarship support to the children of employees of UNC-Chapel Hill. The scholarship, which is need-based, may be used for study at any accredited North Carolina post-secondary public institution. This includes any of the 16 institutions in the UNC system, as well as local community and technical colleges.

The Employee, Spouse, and Dependent Undergraduate Scholarship program was created to provide financial assistance to eligible employees and their dependents pursuing an undergraduate degree at UNC-Chapel Hill. A Tuition Waiver must be used first, if available. The amount of the scholarship award is contingent upon financial aid availability and covers in-state tuition and required fees for the courses, less the amount covered by the Tuition Waiver Program.

College Foundation of North Carolina provides residents of any state with a means of investing funds to pay qualified higher education expenses of designated beneficiaries on a flexible basis. Participants choose how much to contribute and determine the investment direction of those funds. The CODE FOR UNC IS 01207.

Learn more about North Carolina Savings 529 Program

Through Part-time Classroom Studies, you can take classroom courses for credit on campus at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Graduate and undergraduate courses are open during the day on a space-available basis, and a core curriculum of undergraduate courses is offered at night.


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