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Tuition Benefit Forms

Tuition Reimbursement at Other Institutions: All Full-Time Employees

Tuition reimbursement is available for courses taken at other Universities/Colleges per the contracted employee agreement.  Please complete the Tuition Benefit Form no later than two weeks before the start of the course to receive approval.  Return the approved form and supporting documents no later than 30 days after the course is completed for reimbursement.

Employees seeking tuition reimbursement must submit proof of successful completion and an itemized tuition bill and receipt within 30 days following the completion of the class(es).  The information is verified and reimbursement is paid out through the recipient’s paycheck.

Questions regarding tuition reimbursement for courses taken at other institutions can be directed to Grace Blanchard-Griffioen, (616) 234-2177, Finance & Administration, 2nd Floor Administration Building, DeVos Campus. 

GRCC Tuition Waiver: All Full-Time Employees

Please visit tuition waiver webpage for most up-to-date information.

If you are interested in waiving GRCC tuition for yourself, spouse and unmarried children up to the age of 24, you must complete the tuition waiver form.  The tuition waiver benefit applies to tuition and fees. Please refer to your employee contract or M & C Handbook for details on tuition waiver benefit language.

The tuition waiver form must be completed by the employee for each dependent and for each semester you are requesting the tuition waiver benefit.  Dependent documentation is required if not already on file in the HR/Benefits Office.  Waiver forms must be submitted no later than 7 days prior to the posted tuition due date or you risk having classes dropped.  Please forward completed tuition waiver forms to Sr. Benefits Coordinator, Maria Belmares Herrera, 2nd Floor Administration Building on DeVos Campus or via e-mail at

All eligible employees should be using the tuition waiver for classes at GRCC.  We are unable to confirm adjuncts' class schedules in the Peoplesoft system until several weeks after classes start each semester.  Adjuncts who have been offered and accepted classes, should attach a copy of their signed FIF to the waiver.  If waivers and verification of eligibility are submitted after the tuition due date and payment has already been made, any reimbursements will be given to the student following the normal student refund procedure. This information can be found at the Student Financial Services' Payments and Refunds webpage.

Questions regarding GRCC tuition waivers can be directed to Maria Belmares Herrera, (616) 234-4052, Human Resources/Benefits, 2nd Floor Administration Building, DeVos Campus.