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Many employees take advantage of one of the most outstanding benefits of working at UT – the fee waiver for academic courses.

Regular faculty and staff working 50 percent time or more may enroll without payment of fees based upon their percent of effort as follows: 50-75 percent employee effort, up to four hours; 75-99 percent, up to six hours; 100 percent, up to nine hours.

In an average semester, nearly 400 Knoxville area employees are taking advantage of the fee waiver to take university courses and about 40 graduate with degrees.

Knoxville area employees interested in the fee waiver should refer to HR Policy 300, which states, in part, that prior to registration for classes during normal working hours, eligible employees must obtain their department head’s approval.

Arrangements will be made to make up any lost work due to class attendance. The employee, with supervisor approval, may extend the normal workday by early arrival or continuing beyond the normal closing hour to make up for the missed class time.

For information, call Connie Walden at (865) 974-1927 or e-mail ConnieChapman@utk.edu