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FEP Essentials

Family Education Program enrollment form

Frequently asked questions


In order to be eligible for the tuition and mandatory fee discount the family member must be a spouse/partner (as defined by University Senate Rules and Policy) or dependent child (24 years old or younger) of a regular full-time employee. Documentation is required to establish relationship if not already provided for health, dental or vision plans (Please see below for documentation requirements). He/she must also be in good academic standing and admitted to the University of Kentucky and registered, for credit, as a post-high school graduate in undergraduate-level classes.

How the Family Education Program Works

Eligible family members must follow admission and registration procedures and deadlines established by the University Senate Rules and must remain in good academic standing. Please be aware of fee and payment deadlines and fee assessment when courses are changed. A Family Education Program enrollment form must be submitted to the Employee Benefits Office, 112 Scovell Hall, 40506-0064 by the deadline established or via fax at 859-323-8494. The form is available both in the benefits office as well as online. Please check online or with Employee Benefits for the most current form available. The Family Education Program form differs from the Employee Education Program form in that the student is required to provide their anticipated enrollment plan for the current academic year. If future course information is not available, the student may indicate the number of hours expected to take during that semester. To ensure that course information is current please submit a new form each semester once registration is complete.

Plan Availability

The tuition discount is available only at UK and does not apply to Independent Study, audited or non-credit courses. Both the EEP and FEP cannot be utilized during concurrent semesters.

Payment of the Family Education Program

The maximum benefit available will be equal to a 50 percent discount on undergraduate, full-time course-loads for Fall, Spring, Winter Intersession and Summer terms. If a dependent participates in a Study Abroad program please reference item No. 16 in the FEP FAQ for more information about how the discount will apply.

Based on the in-state tuition rate maximum, the maximum discount per semester will be calculated as follows:

  1. Less than 1 year of service = no discount

  2. At least 1 year, but less than 2 years = 10 percent discount maximum per semester

  3. At least 2 years, but less than 3 years = 20 percent discount maximum per semester

  4. At least 3 years, but less than 4 years = 30 percent discount maximum per semester

  5. At least 4 years, but less than 5 years = 40 percent discount maximum per semester

  6. At least 5 years = 50 percent discount maximum per semester

The year(s) of service must be completed by the last day to add a class for the semester. These dates follow the Academic Calendar as posted by the University Registrar's office. If there are other tuition-eligible awards credited for the student, then the FEP discount will apply and the remaining awards will be adjusted (reduced). For this purpose it must be included in the student’s financial aid package and may result in adjustments of other student financial aid. FEP discounts can only be applied for, even if submitting late, the term for which the discount is requested.

Documentation Requirements

Dependent Relationship

Documentation Required

Biological Child

Copy of birth certificate

Adopted Child

Copy of adoption papers & birth certificate


Copy of court guardianship papers & birth certificate


Copy of marriage certificate & front page of most recent tax return (financial information may be blacked out)

Sponsored dependent

Documentation of at least one year of common residency (Example: copy of driver’s license to show common home address)


Helpful hint! If you have trouble finding appropriate documentation, please contact the Benefits office at 257-8772 for suggestions on obtaining duplicate copies.

For additional information regarding the Family Education Program, please call the EEP and FEP plan administrator at 859-257-8772.