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Academic Release and Tuition Support

Texas State full-time benefits-eligible employees can participate in college or university credit courses taken at Texas State or other accredited higher educational institutions.

Employees with good academic standing may have certain fees and designated tuition waived for courses taken at Texas State. Employees may also receive paid class release time to attend courses, if held during their normal work hours.

Learn more about how to enjoy these great educational benefits.

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  • Leave & Tuition Support

    • In order to be eligible for paid class release time during your normal work schedule, you must:

      • be approved by your department head;
      • complete and submit the Academic Release and Tuition Support Form in SAP;
      • stay within the limits of three hours per week (all semesters);
      • make up any time taken in excess of the allotted release time limits; and
      • record time in SAP as "Class Release Time", using time code 3070".

      Note: Supervisors may ask participating employees to make up for the hours away from work.

      • In order to be eligible for a waiver, you must remain in good academic standing by meeting the Financial Aid GPA qualifications of Satisfactory Academic Progress for continued awards per Texas Education Code 54.2001.
      • Eligible employees registering for courses are automatically identified in the system and verified by Student Business Services. (Please note that employees do not have to complete the form to receive the fees and designated tuition waivers.)

      Note: Courses offered through the Office of Distance and Extended Learning are not included in the fee waiver process, including Study Abroad, Correspondence, Texas State Intensive English (TSIE), and Continuing Education.

      • ID Service fee;
      • International Education fee;
      • Recreational Sports fee;
      • Computer service fee;
      • LBJ Student Center fee;
      • Environmental service fee;
      • Bus fee;
      • Medical service fee;
      • Athletics fee;
      • Designated Tuition
      • Student service fee
      • Library fee;
      • Off-campus course fee;
      • Electronic course fee;
      • Student publication fee.
  • How to Participate

General FAQs

Contact Information

General questions about the Academic Release and Tuition Support program |  Organizational Development & Communications |

Billing and fees, including opting-out | Student Business Services |

Financial aid information | Financial Aid and Scholarships |