Tuition benefits at other Universities

I posted this on Duke’s tuition benefit for children of employees yesterday. As people send me info on similar benefits from other Universities, I will add them to this post. North Carolina public universities have no such tuition/college benefit of any type (that I know of).

  • University of Chicago covers tuition at any college or University up to 100% of the University of Chicago’s tuition ($43,581 for 2012-13 academic year).  Thus, the maximum benefit of U of Chicago’s tuition benefit (also tax free) is about $10,000 more per year than is Duke’s, (~$32,000 this year) and further, it is a first dollar benefit so could be used to pay in-state tuition at a place like University of Illinois where tuition ranges from ~$11,000-$16,000/ year depending upon campus and program. Cost of attendance at University of Illinois campus is ~$30,000 full freight, but with Univ of Chicago tuition benefits would be between $15,000-$20,000. Lower mark is less than full freight at UNC, with top one about the same.
  • Stanford’s tuition benefit covers up to 50% of Stanford’s tuition ($20,625 max benefit for 2012-13). Like U Chicago’s tuition only, but much more straightforward (no deductible, would reduce cost of in-state options), though as most already know, UNC’s tuition for 2012-13 of $5,824 for 2012-13 is very low compared to other public Universities (UCLA’s is $12,686 for this coming year). However, Stanford’s benefit would pay the entirety of UCLAs tuition for a faculty brat leaving ~cost of attendance at around $10,000, whereas Duke’s would pay zero for UNC, leaving cost of attendance at $20,000.

About Don Taylor
Professor of Public Policy at Duke University (with appointments in Business, Nursing, Community and Family Medicine, and the Duke Clinical Research Institute). I am one of the founding faculty of the Margolis Center for Health Policy, and currently serve as Chair of Duke's University Priorities Committee (UPC). My research focuses on improving care for persons who are dying, and I am co-PI of a CMMI award in Community Based Palliative Care. I teach both undergrads and grad students at Duke. On twitter @donaldhtaylorjr

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