Educational Opportunities

Dependent Tuition Remission

Full‐time employees who have been employed continuously for at least seven years are eligible for the tuition benefit for their dependent children who are matriculated, degree‐seeking students at Holy Cross. Students must meet the admissions requirements for acceptance to the College.

Students must be formally admitted, enrolled full time and maintain good standing at Holy Cross. (Upon submitting an application, prospective students are advised to alert the admissions department of their child/dependent-of-a-Holy Cross-employee status and that they may be eligible for the dependent tuition remission benefit.) The tuition benefit is available for a maximum of eight semesters. The benefit covers the cost of tuition, but it does not cover the cost of housing, books and other fees.

Contact - Antonio Rocha, Benefits Specialist, 508-793-2424,

Qualified Tuition Reduction Plan 2.1.23  (PDF)

New - Clark University Graduate Reduced Tuition for Holy Cross staff, spouses, and dependents

Eligibility - Clark University offers reduced tuition between 30% and 50% (varies by program) to eligible active Holy Cross staff, spouses, and dependents who matriculate in a Clark graduate degree or certificate program.

Holy Cross employees and dependents must meet the requirements set forth by Holy Cross to be eligible for these education benefits.

They must apply for admission, and meet admissions requirements to gain acceptance to the intended Clark graduate degree or certificate program.

Employees can use their Tuition Reimbursement Benefit for added savings.  Holy Cross provides $2500 per fiscal year to administrative and hourly staff working a minimum of 27.5 hours/wk and 40 wks/yr, to improve job performance and/or enhance career opportunities.  See more here.

Employee Tuition Reimbursement

If you are an Administrative or Hourly employee, benefits eligible working a minimum (27 1/2 hours or more per week for 40 weeks per year,) and have completed three months of employment and work you are eligible to receive tuition assistance to improve your job performance and/or enhance your career opportunities at the College.

Non-Holy Cross Courses

The College will reimburse you up to 75% of the cost of tuition, up to a maximum reimbursement of $2,500 per fiscal year, for courses taken at other colleges. Registration fees and other education‐related fees are reimbursable.

The course must be either job‐related or a requirement under the degree program you are currently enrolled in at an Academic Institution and you must obtain a grade of "C" or better.

You may download an application for non-HC courses (DOC) or stop by the Human Resources department. An application must be completed, submitted and approved prior to enrollment in the course.

Holy Cross Courses

You may enroll in one course per semester free of charge at Holy Cross, provided there is space in the class, the instructor has granted permission and your supervisor has given written approval detailing how you will make up any release time. Courses must be approved by the director of Workforce Development and the Registrar.

You may download an application for Holy Cross courses (DOC) or stop by the Human Resources department to pick up one.

Contact - Sarah Staley, Director of Workforce Development and Talent, 508-793-3915,

Faculty and Staff Children Exchange Program (FACHEX)

FACHEX is an acronym for the Faculty and Staff Children Exchange Program. It is an undergraduate tuition remission program for the children of full-time faculty, administration and staff of the participating institutions. It permits dependents eligible for tuition remission at their home institution (parent's employer) to be considered for a scholarship at one of the 26 participating Jesuit institutions. Each institution is responsible for determining admission and scholarship decisions, and neither admission nor receipt of a FACHEX scholarship is guaranteed.

Visit the Holy Cross FACHEX site for more information