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UNM Tuition Remission for UNM faculty, staff & retirees

Use UNM’s tuition remission for ALL UNM Continuing Education noncredit classes. This includes Business & Technology, Personal Enrichment, Online Classes, Story of New Mexico classes and Osher classes.

Business & Technology Classes

Active Faculty & Staff

Fall Tuition Remission is used for classes scheduled to start between August 1 and December 31. In the Fall semester, an amount equivalent to 8 hours of in-state tuition may be applied. This equals $2,282 (tuition rate of $285.25 per hour).

UNM Retirees

UNM Retirees will remain eligible for unlimited academic and Professional Development courses, subject to the provisions of University Policy 3700.

Note: UNM Retirees may register for UNM Continuing Education classes by phone or in person. Please call 505-277-0077 or visit registration at 1634 University Blvd. NE to register.


Personal Enrichment Classes

Active Faculty & Staff, UNM Retirees

A separate allotment of one credit hour ($285.25) per calendar year (the rate at the beginning of the calendar year) may be applied to approved Personal Enrichment courses and an additional two credit hours ($570.50) may be applied to approved Health & Fitness courses.


Spouses, domestic partners & dependent children

Spouses, domestic partners and dependent children are NOT eligible for tuition remission on personal enrichment or health and fitness courses.


Supervisory Approval

Supervisory approval is required if any of the following apply:

  • A non-credit professional development course taken during the employee's work schedule that is related to the employee's job or a UNM job that the employee can reasonably aspire to (approval is to authorize absence from work and approve an alternate work schedule); or
  • A non-credit health and fitness course taken during the employee's work schedule (approval is to authorize the absence from work and to approve an alternate work schedule).

Supervisor's signature will be obtained on the UNM Tuition Remission form.


Policy updated 8/1/2012

Effective August 1, 2012, active employees and retirees will be eligible to apply the equivalent of undergraduate resident tuition for up to one credit hour per calendar year to approved Personal Enrichment courses offered by the Division of Continuing Education, UNM Center for Life and other University departments. In addition, active employees and retirees will remain eligible for the equivalent of undergraduate resident tuition for up to two credit hours per calendar year of approved health and fitness courses, and retirees will remain eligible for unlimited academic and Professional Development courses, subject to the provisions of University Policy 3700. Employees and retirees are reminded that personal enrichment and health and fitness courses provided through the University are taxable benefits, included in the taxable income of participating employees and retirees. Spouses, domestic partners and dependent children are not eligible for Tuition Remission on Personal Enrichment or Health and Fitness Courses.


Contact for questions

For questions regarding the UNM tuition remission benefit, call the benefits office at 505-277-MyHR.