Discounts and Perks

More than just a paycheck

As a UNC Charlotte employee, you have access to many great discounts and perks. Take a look at some of the perks available for you.

Higher Education Benefits

UNC Charlotte offers many options if you’re an employee who’s also doing college-level coursework. As a full-time, permanent employee, you’re eligible for three tuition waivers per academic year and access to a scholarship fund for staff members. Departments can also choose to fund academic assistance for qualifying education. Want to learn more about benefits and how to earn a degree?

College Savings

Your dependents are eligible to receive college discounts with NC 529 Plan through North Carolina’s National College Savings Program through your employment (NC 529 Enrollment code: 01117).


University employees can enroll in the faculty/staff University Recreation (UREC) membership for $160 a year. Permanent, full-time employees may use payroll withholding for this membership.

Charlotte Athletics

UNC Charlotte Faculty and Staff are eligible for ticket benefits to Charlotte 49ers athletic events. Ticket prices are valid for current faculty & staff and covers spouses and dependents.

State Employee Credit Union

The State Employees’ Credit Union (SECU) is a member-owned, not-for-profit cooperative available to employees of the state of North Carolina. In addition to traditional financial services, they offer convenience services such as notary, salary advance, financial counseling, tax return preparation, car buying services and rental housing locator services.

State Employees Association of North Carolina

Membership in the State Employees Association of North Carolina (SEANC) is voluntary. Members provide direction for the association and set the annual legislative agenda. They work together to change North Carolina public policy for members, the state workforce, and at greater 9 million North Carolinians who depend on the valuable services state employees provide.

Employee Discount Program

As a valued employee, you have access to exclusive employee pricing and free virtual classes through Perks at Work. Here’s what you’ll get:

  • Access to over 30,000 national and local employee discounts
  • Community Online Academy, free resource of live and on-demand classes for both adults and kids from wellness to personal development
  • Personal Development from HR Technologies.

49er ACE Network

Faculty and staff are a vital part of the UNC Charlotte community, and this network is designed to create a platform for alumni employees to engage, volunteer and grow professionally. The UNC Charlotte 49er ACE Network encourages the 49er spirit in alumni employees of all ages, divisions, and professions. The 49er ACE Network creates networking opportunities through special programs, events, activities, community service and professional development training.