Learning is an experience that belongs to everyone. The four campuses of the University of Colorado are ever focused on expanding human knowledge and making that knowledge broadly accessible.
Employees on any of CU’s campuses and at system administration are eligible to receive the Tuition Assistance Benefit (TAB) for themselves or their dependents. The TAB application period for spring 2022 opened Dec. 13 and will close on the following dates for each campus:
- CU Boulder — Jan. 28
- CU Denver l Anschutz Medical Campus — Feb. 2
- CU Colorado Springs — Feb. 2
For employees, using the benefit means having up to nine credits waived on any campus. For dependents, the benefit allocation and type depends on the home campus of the employee, but they are eligible to receive either waived credits, a percentage discount or a per-credit-hour stipend.
Employee Services spoke to three employees who’ve used TAB for themselves or their dependents on various campuses, and you can read their experiences to help decide if you’d like to take advantage of this benefit.
It’s important to remember that once TAB is applied to an employee’s courses or to their dependent’s, it can only be used by that person for the remainder of the academic year. So if the benefit was used for the employee in the fall 2021 semester, for example, only the employee can use it in the spring and summer of 2022.
All users of the benefit should be aware that they will still be charged student fees and that use of the stipend may be subject to taxation. See the Tuition Assistance website and the Tuition Assistance FAQ for program rules and spring 2022 deadlines by campus.
View deadlines by campus of registration:
Access the application:
- Log into the employee portal.
- Open the CU Resources drop-down menu and select Forms.
- Click the Career Advancement tile, then click the Tuition Assistance Application tile.