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Part-Time Faculty Benefits

Retirement: Part-time faculty are required by state law to join the State Universities Retirement System (SURS). Employees contribute eight percent of gross pay to SURS. Part-time faculty vest their retirement account after five years’ credited service. In the event of separation from employment before vesting, the employee contributions may be withdrawn.

Tuition Waiver: Any part-time faculty teaching at least six credit hours during the fall or spring semester may have tuition waived for up to four Oakton credit courses for themselves, their spouse or domestic partner, or children living in the same household.  The College will also waive up to $100 in fees per academic year.

Medical Insurance: Part-time faculty members are eligible to purchase a variety of insurance packages through the Lifestyles Plan. The plan does require the purchase of life insurance. Lifestyles is a voluntary plan between the faculty member and the insurer. Lifestyles' enrollment and customer service department can be reached by calling (800) 332-3787.

Deferred Compensation Plans: The College offers 403(b) and 457 tax-deferred annuity plans.

Four-Day Summer Work Week: The College adopts a four-day summer work week beginning with the Friday following Memorial Day and continuing until the Friday of the week preceding the beginning of the academic year.

Early Childhood Centers:  Discounted rate for employees.  Click here to find out more about tuition rates.


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