[The following was approved on May 23, 1996, in accordance with provisions set forth in SIU Board of Trustees 4 Policies A.6.]
Surviving spouses and dependent children of deceased SIUC employees are eligible for tuition waivers exclusive of fees for a period not to exceed 8 semesters under the following conditions:
- A "deceased university employee" is defined as one who, at the time of death, was in active pay status, in retirement status, or in disability status and who had served the university for at least 5 years in a full-time capacity;
- Children must be natural-born or adopted children who were considered dependents of the deceased for federal income tax purposes, or foster children who were supported by and lived in the home of the deceased employee for at least 5 years and were considered dependents for federal income tax purposes;
- Spouses and children are not eligible for tuition waivers if they are employed by the university in any capacity other than as student employees or are receiving aid under a program that provides tuition reimbursement;
- Children shall not be eligible for participation if they have passed the age of 22 at the time of the death of the employee unless they are enrolled in the university at time of death. Eligibility of dependent children shall terminate at age 28.