Due to ongoing work to transition to Workday Student, faculty and staff will be unable to submit a Tuition Waiver for 2024 summer credit courses after July 31, 2024. Learn more

Tuition waivers

As a UBC employee, you and your dependent family members may be eligible to take many UBC courses without paying some or all of the tuition fee.

Please note: Due to ongoing work to transition UBC’s student information system to Workday Student, faculty and staff will be unable to submit a tuition waiver via Workday/Salesforce for 2024 summer credit courses after July 31, 2024. 

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The tuition waiver you are eligible for depends on your employee group and may include:

Tuition Waivers by employee group

To learn more about Tuition Waivers as they relate to your employee group, visit the appropriate link below:

Note: BCGEU Vancouver (Child Care) employees are not eligible for the Tuition Waiver. Please contact your supervisor for information about funding for professional development activities.


If you have general questions about tuition waivers or your eligibility, please contact UBC Benefits. If you have submitted a tuition waiver application, and have questions about processing, please contact the Integrated Service Centre

Professional development funding and opportunities

Funding is available to several employee groups to support learning opportunities that enhance knowledge, work performance, and career growth at UBC. Professional development funds can be accessed to supplement UBC tuition waivers and can be used for a variety of external learning activities such as professional membership fees, workshops, conferences, and courses. Discover your eligibility and information on how to apply by visiting our PD Funding page.

Human Resources also offers a variety of programs that support you, your unit and the university as a whole. Explore career development  opportunities such as workshops, one-on-one coaching, leadership programs, on-demand learning and conflict theatre.


The benefits information on this website is provided as a descriptive summary only. While the University has endeavored to accurately reflect its benefit programs, policies and plans, the information on this website does not create any contractual or other rights between the University and its faculty and staff members. To the extent that there are any conflicts or discrepancies between the benefits information on this website and the benefit plan documents (including group insurance contracts and benefit booklets) or any applicable collective agreement, employment agreement, or UBC policy, the benefit plan documents and collective agreement, employment agreement, or UBC policy will govern in all cases.

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