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Relocation Expense Policy

Fairfield University's relocation policy is designed to assist you with your transition to your new work location. Employee reimbursement or payment for normal relocation expenses covers a maximum of $3,500. Relocation expenses paid by the employer are considered taxable income and will be reflected on your W-2 statement at end of the calendar year.

To be eligible for relocation assistance, all of the following criteria must be fulfilled:

  • You must be a newly hired full-time faculty or an exempt employee;
  • Your current address is 50 miles or more from Fairfield University;
  • Relocation must take place within 6 months of Date of Hire (unless other arrangements are previously requested and approved by the Office of Human Resources);
  • The Fairfield University Relocation Request/Authorization form is completed and approved by Human Resources.
  • All receipts showing proof of payment must be submitted to Human Resources.

Note: If an employee terminates before the completion of one year of service, after having received a University paid relocation allowance, the University may require a repayment of up to the full amount of the paid relocation.

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