TEACHER TUITION WAIVER POLICY
Otis College of Art and Design is committed to supporting the continuing education needs of our teachers. Full-time K-12 teachers from Culver City Unified School District, Los Angeles Unified School District and other LA County districts and schools, as well as Career Technical Education (CTE) Arts, Media, and Entertainment (AME) teachers throughout California are eligible to waive tuition on most Extension courses that meet for at least 30 contact hours.
Acceptance is subject to approval and is contingent upon available space on a first come first served basis. Priority enrollment goes to full paying students before students applying for a tuition waiver can be considered. Alternatively, qualified students may elect to enroll in a course for a reduced tuition (approximately equal to 50% discount) to be guaranteed a space in the class.
Please note that teachers are responsible for a $30 fee that covers registration and student accident insurance, as well as lab fees (as applicable) as well as their materials/supplies.
To apply for a Teacher Tuition Waiver you must provide:
1.A letter of confirmation with verification of current FULL-TIME or CTE AME employment status. All submissions must be a pdf on school or district letterhead and MUST be signed by a supervising school or district administrator. (Per LAUSD: LAUSD employees must obtain employment verification by accessing the LAUSD Employment Verification form online.) Otis College Extension accepts both employment verification forms and letters on school or district letterhead, signed by a school or district administrator. For questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 310.665.6850.
2.A completed Tuition Waiver Form including course title and start date from the specific course web page. Note: any missing or incorrect information may result in the delay or rejection of the registration.
3.Payment of required fees. Due upon notification of acceptance.
1.Submit the above required documents.
2.Upon successful submission, applicants are placed on a waiting list pending approval until a decision is made. Decisions are typically made 1-3 days prior to the start of class.
3.Once a decision is made, an Extension staff member will notify the applicant by email and/or phone.
4.Approved applicants may be charged a fee specific to application and/or materials; payment is due prior to the start of the 2nd class meeting.If payment is not made by the second class meeting, you will be dropped from the course and risk being sent to collections at the discretion of the Student Financial Services Office.
For more information, contact email@example.com or 310.665.6850.