Tuition Assistance

Notice to Staff Members Enrolling in Courses of The Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Fall Term 2018 - 2019

Enrollment Information

Please note the TAP application process has changed for the Fall 2018 Term.

TAP-eligible employees may register for FAS courses by bringing the completed TAP form to the Registrar's Office. Click here to complete your tuition assistance application. Follow the instructions listed on the Self Service site to complete the application electronically and print the form for required signatures. The completed form is to be submitted to the Registrar's Office on the 4th floor of the Smith Campus Center. Applications are accepted beginning on the first day of classes.  Please note the deadline to submit the completed TAP form to the FAS Registrar’s Office is the 5th Monday of the term. Signature of your area personnel officer is required in all areas except in VPA, Financial Administration, and FAS (College Library does require Personnel Officer signature). Incomplete applications will not be processed. 

The TAP fee for a one-semester course (4 credits) is $560.20. You will be billed this fee once your completed form is processed and payment can be made through my.Harvard. Note:  1) enrolling in a full-year course in the fall does not entitle you to the spring portion; a new TAP form must be filed and a spring TAP fee paid; 2) an intensive, 8-credit course taken in one term is charged as two TAP courses for a total tuition rate of $1,120.40, unless covered by the extended service benefit. For questions regarding TAP eligibility, contact the TAP Office at 617-496-4001.

STAFF MAY NOT REGISTER FOR FAS COURSES ON A PASS/FAIL OR SAT/UNS BASIS IF A LETTER-GRADE OPTION IS AVAILABLE. IN ADDITION, STAFF MAY NOT ENROLL ON AN AUDIT/NO CREDIT BASIS.

Enrollment Changes

Staff wishing to add additional courses after initial enrollment must complete a new TAP form. 

The LAST DAY TO DROP a course is the 7th Monday of the term. One-half of the TAP fee will be refunded if you drop a course on or before this deadline and the course will not appear on your record. The deadline for a full refund is the course registration deadline. Courses dropped between the 7th Monday and the first day of Reading Period will remain on your record with a grade of WD (Withdrawn). If you do not drop or withdraw and do not complete the course, your record will show a permanent grade of ABS, INC or E (ABS if you do not take the final exam scheduled by the Registrar’s Office; INC or E in courses with no proctored final).

If you are excluded from a course because it is over-enrolled, you may move to another course before the enrollment deadline. Your tuition will be refunded if you are excluded from a course and do not wish to enroll in another. A letter stating that you were excluded, signed by the Course Head, must be filed at the Registrar's Office on the fourth floor of the Smith Campus Center, 1350 Massachusetts Avenue.

Tuition Assistance Information and Resources:

http://hr.harvard.edu/tuition-assistance