Tuition assistance is available for eligible Wichita State University employees and their dependents and/or spouse who wish to further their education through classes in a qualifying program at the University.

New in 2020 - Online application process!

Effective in the application period for the Summer 2020 academic term, the application process for both employee and spouse/dependent tuition assistance has been revised to be online-only.

Program Timelines

Due to the volume of applications received each semester, applications received after the deadline will be automatically denied. There will be no exceptions.

Term Applications Accepted Application Deadline Notification of Award
Fall May 1


FINAL: August 2

(Award is based on funding availablity. )

August 23
Spring Oct 1


FINAL: Jan 5

(Award is based on funding availablity. )

Jan 12
Summer Feb 15 April 15 May 15

*When the deadline falls on a weekend or holiday, applications will be accepted through the end of the following University business day.

**Priority deadline for tuition assistance applications is Dec 1, with the final deadline of Jan 5. Awards for applications received after priority deadline will be based on availability of funds.  

2018 Tuition Assistance Policy Update

In 2018, Human Resources and the Provost’s Office completed a review of the current Employee and Spouse/Dependent Children Tuition Assistance programs. Additionally, feedback from the University Support Staff Senate and the Unclassified Professional Senate were incorporated into the modifications to existing policy which were effective for the Fall 2018 semester. See them here:

Who to Contact 

HR Total Rewards Team
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Revised: 04/29/2024 SDM