Cathy Kinney, Senior Administrative Assistant, College of Agriculture and Natural Resources
"I started classes at UD right after high school, but then I decided that I wanted to go to work instead and dropped out of college. As I grew older I began to regret that decision. So, when I started working at UD, I took advantage of the free tuition for employees, and I began taking classes one at a time. Although there were some challenging times, I remained steadfast and graduated with my Associate in Arts degree in May 2012."
Benefits-eligible employees may use their course fee waiver benefit to take credit courses at the University of Delaware.
Consult UD's Human Resources/Benefits website for specifics on the Course Fee Waiver Program for eligible full-time and part-time employees.
Credit courses are available during the day, in the evening and online.
You may take credit courses for a standard letter grade or pass/fail, or take courses as a listener (audit) if you would like to attend a course for personal or professional development without completing the assigned work or getting a grade. (Consult with an ACCESS adviser for rules regarding using pass/fail toward a degree.)
Courses taken for credit (standard letter grade or, in some instances, pass/fail) may be used toward completion of a degree. There are many undergraduate and graduate degree options depending on your goals and prior educational experience.
For some employees, the Associate in Arts Online degree is a great option! It allows the flexibility of viewing course lectures and material online without attending on-campus classes. If you are interested in completing a bachelor's degree, it starts you on your way—you will earn credits toward a bachelor's degree while completing the Associate in Arts Online degree.