Employee Dependent Child Waiver Benefit


Employee Dependent Child Waiver Benefit

For employees of OSU-Stillwater, OSU-Tulsa and OSU Center for Health Sciences.  Inclusive of OSU Cooperative Extension and OSU Experiment Station employees, Natural Resource Ecology and Management Extension Personnel, and ROTC Personnel.

Beginning fall 2017, dependent children of OSU employees are eligible to receive a 100% undergraduate student resident tuition waiver for OSU-Stillwater and OSU-Tulsa courses.  

OSU Employee Dependent Waiver Benefit Form (pdf)

For fall 2020, the deadline is August 14, 2020, the Friday prior to the beginning of the fall semester. 

Forms and required documentation may be emailed to osu-benefits@okstate.edu, or faxed to (405) 744-8345.  Contact with the employee may be required to validate authenticity.  Employees are only required to submit this document once.  As long as the employee and dependent meet the qualifications, the waiver will renew for up to four years.

OSU Employee Dependent Child Waiver Benefit Guidelines (pdf)

OSU Employee Dependent Child Waiver Benefit Flyer (pdf)

Dependent Child Waiver Details  

  • 100% of undergraduate resident tuition*
  • Does not include fees and/or housing
  • Applies only to courses charged regular tuition rates, excluding outreach exception (OUTE) courses, NOC courses, and audit courses.
  • Graduate courses are covered for students with a primary undergraduate matriculation.
  • Excludes high school concurrent students
  • The dependent waiver can be combined with other institutional tuition waivers not to exceed the amount of qualifying tuition charged.  This will include only the tuition portion of the block rate.

Employee Dependent  

  • Continuous, full-time, regular employee (0.75 FTE) of OSU-Stillwater, OSU-Tulsa or OSU Center for Health Sciences for at least two years at the time the dependent receives the benefit.  This is inclusive of OSU Cooperative Extension and OSU Experiment Station employees as they are based from the Stillwater Campus.
  • Years of services will be determined by the following dates:
  • August 31 for fall term eligibility
  • January 31 for spring term eligibility
  • July 31 for summer term eligibility
  • Provide proof of dependency, such as a tax return or birth certificate

Student Requirements

  • Under the age of 26 as of the first day of applicable term
  • The dependent child waiver benefit will no longer be available after the end of the semester in which the dependent child turns age 26.
  • Full-time (12 hours) for fall and spring semesters. (Full-time status is not required for summer or intersessions. May also be used for summer immediately following high school graduation).
  • Primary matriculation must be undergraduate
  • Degree-seeking status
  • Must maintain a 2.0 overall GPA
  • Cannot be in the Tuition Lock Program
  • Maximum award period of 4 academic years

For questions regarding employee eligibility, contact OSU Benefits, 106J Whitehurst, (405) 744-5449. For questions regarding student eligibility, contact the Office of Scholarships & Financial Aid, (405) 744-6604, finaid@okstate.edu.

*A dependent child who does not qualify for in-state residency will have 100% of the out-of-state portion of tuition waived, but will still be responsible for the remaining in-state portion of tuition.


This information was developed for the convenience of OSU employees. It is a brief interpretation of more detailed and complex materials.  OSU continually monitors benefits, policy, and procedures and reserves the right to change, modify, amend, or terminate benefit programs at any time.






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