Human Resources


Employees Covered by the Agreement between Wesleyan University and OPEIU Local 153 Secretarial/Clerical   

Eligibility Requirements 

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

  • The parent is employed by Wesleyan with a minimum .75 FTE (1,365 hours) at the time application is made and at the beginning and throughout the academic term for which scholarship aid is granted.    
  • The parent has accumulated five or more years of qualifying service including 6,825 qualifying hours with Wesleyan. Qualifying hours and service include:    
  • A minimum of five years of continuous service with Wesleyan. 
  • Previous service at Wesleyan will count toward the five years. 
  • Previously accumulated regularly scheduled hours total at least 6,825. 
  • Comparable prior service at other U.S. colleges and universities will generally count toward the minimum required years.    
  • The dependent child is enrolled for full-time study in an accredited undergraduate degree program.    

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**;    

$27,157 for the 2018-2019 academic year   

$26,087 for the 2017-2018 academic year 

In the event the student’s tuition charge is less than 50% of Wesleyan's tuition charge, the difference will be applied to academic fees and books up to a total of $500 per semester. 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 on a three-quarter basis or more, but less than full-time, will receive a scholarship proportionate to their parent's degree of full-time employment.   

*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.   

**Scholarship award will be prorated based off the employees current FTE if below 1.0.

Application Information 

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