The council discussed the benefit, and the comments received, at its regular meeting Nov. 8 at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs.
As in the past, the tuition waiver continues to cover nine credits per year at any CU campus. This year’s much-requested change allows the credit to be transferred from the employee to eligible dependents for use on the campus of employment.
In separate meetings Feb. 16, the groups voted unanimously in favor of the proposal that allows university employees to transfer use of the current nine-credit tuition waiver benefit to a dependent child, spouse or partner.
A long-discussed expansion of the tuition waiver benefit for University of Colorado employees is on track to take effect in April, in time to allow for enrollment in summer courses.
Possible incentives the CU wellness program might include in the future: partnerships with exercise franchises such as 24 Hour Fitness, or discounted premiums for those people who can show they’ve visited a wellness facility a certain number of times per month.
Written by Cynthia Pasquale • Issue: December 22, 2011 • Campus: Anschutz Medical Campus, CU Denver, CU system, CU-Boulder, UCCS • Tags: Anschutz Health and Wellness Center, Health and Welfare Trust, Marks, Office of Policy and Efficiency, Staff Council, tuition waiver, UBAB, University of Colorado Hospital
CU leadership continues to develop a plan to expand the tuition waiver benefit throughout the system, with a target of summer 2012 for implementing the revised policy.