Employer Tuition Reimbursement

The Ferris State Employer Tuition Reimbursement program is designed to assist those students who qualify for tuition reimbursement from their employer. The amount reimbursed by the employer can be deferred until the end of the semester. The amount that is not being reimbursed by the employer is due by the below due dates.

To qualify for the ETR program students must submit the following information and fee EVERY semester:


Textbook charges are not eligible for reimbursement through Ferris State University and are due within 30 days of purchase.  

Payments should be made via eBill with electronic check or credit card. Checks and money orders (payable to Ferris State University) are accepted in the office or by mail.

All for Spring 2014 application materials must be submitted by December 18, 2014 (or January 9, 2015 for students who register after December 18) to:

Ferris State Grand Rapids
151 Fountain St NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
or FAX (616) 643-5736

Late ETR packets WILL NOT be accepted. All tuition payments and fees are the sole responsibility of the student and are due within 30 days of the semester end.  A 2% late fee will be added to any unpaid tuition balances after 31 days. Students must have all previous balances paid to participate in future ETR programs.

Students receiving financial aid (scholarships, loans, grants) will only qualify for the ETR program if the financial aid awards do not exceed the semester account balance. In other words, if a student is awarded enough financial aid to cover the total semester balance they will not qualify for the ETR program.

Students may qualify if financial aid covers a portion of the total semester balance. Then ETR may be used for the remaining balance minus.

Example of qualifying for ETR with financial aid:

  • Total tuition: $2000
  • Financial aid award: $500 (this amount will be applied against your balance)
  • Remaining tuition balance: $1500
  • ETR can be used to defer the $1500 remaining balance