Dependent Tuition Assistance Program (DTAP)

The Dependent Tuition Assistance Program (DTAP) is available for eligible faculty and staff members (exclusive of members of collective bargaining units), and provides up to 8 semesters of tuition assistance for dependent children, spouses and domestic partners at various local and regional colleges and universities.

Applications for DTAP must be obtained from, completed and returned to Employment Services for approval by March 15th of each year in order to be eligible to participate the following academic year.

Eligibility

Dependent children, spouses and registered domestic partners of faculty and staff members (exclusive of members of collective bargaining units) who are appointed to full-time positions and who meet all other program requirements are eligible to participate in the program. Dependent children, spouses and domestic partners must be admitted by the host institution in order to take classes.

Dependent children who have more than one parent employed by the College will be eligible to participate if the combined appointment of both parents is equal to or greater than .75 FTE, and they have met all other program requirements.

Dependent Children, Spouses and registered Domestic Partners of faculty and staff who are classified as .50 - .74 FTE, who have completed ten years of service at an average FTE between .50 and .74 FTE and who meet all other program requirements are eligible for a pro-rated benefit at Macalester and participating ACM schools (does not include other ACTC schools). The prorated benefit will be equal to four semesters of a full-time DTAP benefit (prorated from the normal eight semesters).

For more information, please refer to the DTAP Program Guidelines.

Forms and Guidelines

Employment Services Contact

Emily Herron, HR Generalist

651-696-6689

  Host Institution Eligible Participants
As related to eligible Macalester
faculty or staff member
Assistance Rate
% of tuition
  Macalester College Dependent Children
Spouse
Registered Domestic Partner
Dependent High School Children
Up to 90%
ACTC Augsburg College Dependent Children
Spouse
Registered Domestic Partner (same
sex only)
Up to 90%
Hamline University Dependent Children
Spouse
Registerd Domestic Partner
Up to 90%
University of St. Thomas Dependent Children
Spouse
Up to 75%
St. Catherine University Dependent Children
Spouse
Up to 75%
ACM Beloit College Dependent Children At least 80%
Coe College Dependent Children At least 80%
Colorado College Dependent Children At least 80%
Cornell College Dependent Children At least 80%
Grinnell College Dependent Children At least 80%
Knox College Dependent Children At least 80%
Lake Forest College Dependent Children At least 80%
Lawrence University Dependent Children At least 80%
Luther College Dependent Children At least 80%
Monmouth College Dependent Children At least 80%
Ripon College Dependent Children At least 80%
Dependent Children: Any naturally born, legally adopted, stepchildren or children of registered domestic partnerships who are under age 25 and dependent upon the employee's household for at least one half of his or her financial support or are claimed as a dependent on the employee's tax form.