Employee Educational Scholarship Program for In-Unit Faculty Spouse (EESP-S)

Purpose of Program and Eligibility Requirements:

This program provides a University benefit that will aid in the recruitment and retention of FAU faculty.  In-Unit Faculty eligible for FAU’s EESP who do not use their six (6) credit hours of instruction (graduate or undergraduate) per term may instead participate in the tuition plan for a Spouse. The student will be responsible for any and all non-refundable fees as identified in the university catalog and regulations. These credits do not accrue.

A spouse may participate in The Plan at the undergraduate or graduate level. The spouse must be enrolled in six (6) credits per semester, of which, fees for three (3) will be waived at the rate of the level of program enrolled. The remaining three (3) credits must be paid for out of pocket. If the Spouse chooses to enter the University as a full-time, matriculated student, their admission to the University may be deferred to the Spring semester of the academic year they are attempting to enroll. Any credits taken over and above the six (6) required credits must be paid for by the Spouse or employee.

The student or employee will be responsible for paying the tuition and fees for any courses dropped (except for courses dropped on an emergency basis) by the student after the official Drop/Add period during the first week of classes. If the individual withdraws from the university before the end of the last day to withdraw the student or employee will be responsible for paying that portion of tuition and fees that is not subject to refund. 

Students enrolled must maintain at least a 2.0 cumulative GPA. If the student falls below a 2.0 cumulative GPA for the term, the student or employee will be responsible to repay the credits applied for that semester’s EESP.

All other policies and rules of the EESP apply. Please see Standard EESP for additional Details.

Implementation Date: Beginning Fall Semester, 2022 for UFF CBA (2022-2025). Ratified 06/07/2022.

Questions regarding FAU's Employee Educational Scholarship Program

All questions regarding this program may be directed to the following contacts:

Account Billing

Tuition & Billing Services

(561) 297-6101


How to Apply:

  1. Eligible In-Unit Faculty employees shall complete the  Employee Educational Scholarship Program for IN-UNIT FACULTY SPOUSE application.
  2. The completed application is to be submitted, along with a TAX TRANSCRIPT or MARRIAGE CERTIFICATE (if married less than a year) to the Human Resources Benefits Office:

Department of Human Resources

777 Glades Rd, Bldg. IS-4, Room 114

Boca Raton, FL 33431

Email:  benefits@fau.edu

Fax: (561) 297-4220

Employees will be notified of their application status via email.

Reasonable accommodation for a student with a disability that has functional limitations that impact their ability to a full course load can be approved for a reduced course load under this program. In order to qualify for this accommodation, a separate application through Student Accessibility Services must be completed and approved prior to submission of the EESP application. The approved SAS application must be attached to the EESP process in addition to the remaining required documentation.