Retiree Tuition Assistance Benefits
How to Apply
To apply for Retiree TAP benefits, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org (new window) to request the link to the online application form. You must have been eligible for TAP benefits at the time of your retirement in order to qualify for benefits.
Retiree TAP Tax Liability
Retiree TAP benefits used to pay tuition for undergraduate or non-credit GU courses are tax exempt. Retiree TAP used to pay tuition for graduate-level courses at GU is fully taxable, per IRS regulations — there are no automatic tax exemptions on GU Retiree TAP benefits. Note, Retiree TAP benefits may not be used for non-credit courses at an outside school.
The Office of Faculty and Staff Benefits must report Retiree TAP disbursements to GU Payroll Services. At year-end, Payroll Services will send either a W-2 or a 1099 to the retiree. The retiree is responsible for paying any taxes due (federal, state, etc).