Tuition remission / remittance is the setting aside responsibility of payment due for education rendered. Essentially, if a school says "We offer 100% tuition remittance," …they're saying you don't pay tuition for whatever period of study they list. Tuition remission is sometimes offered to state employees, or employees of higher-education institutions. It is sometimes extended to their immediate families, including spouses and children. Tuition remission programs are sometimes offered as compensation for graduate student teaching assistant or research fellow appointments. Tuition remission programs may remit, or lay aside, part or all of the normally required tuition. Examples are the Massachusetts state tuition remittance program or the University of Minnesota Graduate School tuition remittance program (linked below). .
On a related note, a tuition remission form would be a document a student completes and submits that proves they meet the particular school, department or employer's standards to qualify for remission. (MORE)