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Staff Council

Student Rec Center and TAP

Since the Student Recreation Center opened there has been numerous questions by staff and faculty about being able to use the center as a student while receiving TAP (Tuition Assistance Program).

The University System of Georgia Tuition Assistance Program policy contains the following section:

Student Fees

TAP participants are identified as faculty or staff, and, their status as a student is secondary in all considerations, including student fee waivers.

The following fees are waived by all USG institutions for TAP attendees: tuition, student late registration fee, student technology fee, student health insurance fee, student activity fee, and student athletic/recreation fee. TAP attendees, whose student health fee, student activity fee, and athletic fee are waived, are ineligible for the services sponsored by these fees unless the fees are paid separately.

Other student fees and charges, as defined by the “teaching institution”, are not waived for TAP attendees. Such student fees must be paid as required by the course or institution (e.g., transcript, graduation, exam and testing fees, and lab fees).

Full Policy

So in summary, if you are a staff or faculty and want to use the Student Recreation Center, you have to purchase a Staff/Faculty Membership no matter if you are taking a physical education class that requires using the facility or to just work out for your own well being.