What about benefits? Tuition Waiver Benefit Procedure updates

LCC offers an array of benefits to non-student employees, but understanding them can be confusing. Each week, Human Resources hopes to explain the many facets of LCC benefits. This week: A reminder of the change in how the Tuition Waiver Benefits procedure works.

With the launch of the new electronic Tuition Waiver Form, announced to employees in June, the Tuition Waiver Benefit (TWB) Procedure has also been updated with significant changes:

  1. Non-credit courses and youth programs have been incorporated into the TWB Procedure. Starting with the fall 2019 semester, regardless of the type of course you or your eligible IRS dependents are requesting waiver credits for, an electronic Request Form must be submitted. 
  2. The deadline for submitting the Request Form has been changed. The Request Form is now due “prior to the start of the course(s).” You are encouraged to submit request forms sooner rather than later to ensure timely processing.
  3. Employees are no longer required to designate dependents strictly during the annual benefits Open Enrollment for eligible dependents to be able to utilize the benefit. Eligible IRS dependents can be designated at any time by submitting proof of dependency documentation to Human Resources. It is still encouraged to review your designated dependents during open enrollment and qualifying life events to ensure dependents not eligible for the waiver are removed and those needing to be designated are added.

Read through the revised TWB Procedure and other important information on the Tuition Waiver webpage to better understand the process, recent changes and where to locate the new electronic forms. Please contact Mara Fisher at perrym16@lcc.edu if you have any questions.