Historically, JHU's Tuition Grant Program has provided eligibility for dependents of deceased employees only if they were already using the program at the time of death or if the deceased met JHU's retirement definition.
The policy has now been amended to allow dependents to be eligible for the tuition assistance program upon an employee's death if the employee had completed five years of full-time service with the university. This policy change is retroactive for employees who died in 2021.
Many JHU faculty and staff use the grant program for dependents as a financial planning tool, and a sudden loss of this benefit due to an employee's death can place a significant financial strain on a family.
This change allows JHU to better support families of faculty and staff who are trying to navigate a new financial landscape while also dealing with the emotional stress of losing a loved one.
To learn more about the university's Tuition Grant Program, including its requirements and covered costs, read the FAQ.
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