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Human Resources

Faculty, Administrative Staff, and Professional Librarians   

Eligibility Requirements 

Dependent children are eligible for Wesleyan's Undergraduate Tuition Scholarship Program provided:    

  • The child is a dependent* son or daughter of a regular Wesleyan faculty member (tenured, tenure-track, and adjunct faculty on multi-year appointments) serving at least half-time (.5 FTE); a professional librarian serving at least three-quarters time (.75 FTE); or a Wesleyan administra¬tive staff employee serving at least a three-quarter time basis (.75 FTE)   
  • The parent is in the employment of Wesleyan at the time application is made and at the beginning of each academic term for which scholarship aid is granted.            
  • The parent has accumulated five or more years of continuous service at Wesleyan while working at least .5 FTE as a faculty member, at least .75 FTE as a professional librarian, or at least .75 FTE as an administrative staff employee throughout the qualifying period. Comparable prior service at other U.S. colleges and universities will generally count toward the five years.            
  • The dependent child is enrolled in an undergraduate degree program working toward first undergraduate degree on a full-time basis at Wesleyan or at another accredited college or university. The maximum award is four full-time undergraduate years or the equivalent.            
  • If both parents are Wesleyan employees, the scholarships cannot be combined.            

The scholarship award is a payment toward the cost of tuition equal to the difference between the school's tuition charge and any scholarships received from sources other than Wesleyan, up to a maximum dollar amount equivalent to 50% of Wesleyan's tuition charge;   

$28,352 for the 2019-2020 academic year
$27,157 for the 2018-2018 academic year

Each child is eligible for one scholarship award. The total tuition scholarship to which each child is entitled will be apportioned equally among the academic terms constituting an academic year and credited to the student's account on that basis. Children of personnel working less than full-time will receive a scholarship proportionate to their parent's degree of full-time employment.   In the event the student’s tuition charge is less than 50% of Wesleyan's tuition charge, the difference may be applied to academic fees and books up to a total of $500 per semester.

*Tuition scholarships are available for a natural, adopted, or stepchild of yours, your spouse, or your domestic partner. The child must be listed on the current calendar year tax return as a dependent for tax purposes; if not, the son or daughter is independent of parental support and therefore not eligible. Suitable proof of dependency in connection with approval of your application may be requested.

Application Information

Applications for this benefit will be available through the Wes Portal each May.  An email from Wesleyan Benefits will be sent to employees when the applications are open and ready to be completed.