Policy changes to Tuition Assistance Benefit approved; spring applications now open

Feb. 3 is submission deadline
By Staff

Policy changes to Tuition Assistance Benefit approved

Looking to go back to school? University of Colorado Tuition Assistance applications are now open; apply by Feb. 3 for the Spring 2021 semester.

(Note: The Office of Policy and Efficiency (OPE) recently announced changes to APS 5024-Tuition Assistance Benefit, which took effect Jan 1, 2021. The changes were reviewed by the campus chancellors and approved by President Mark Kennedy on Dec. 15, 2020. For more detailed information, go to For additional information on systemwide APSs, go to:

Employees who qualify for the Tuition Assistance Benefit can receive up to nine credits waived for eligible courses each academic year (fall through summer). Eligible faculty and staff can use the benefit themselves or transfer it to a dependent for the academic.

Dependents, such as spouses or children, have several options to use the benefit based on where they will attend classes.

This semester, employee course registration requirements have changed. Employee taking courses at UCCS may now register seven days prior to the first day of class. Employees taking courses at CU Boulder can register on the first day of the semester. Employees taking courses at CU Denver and CU Anschutz must enroll on the first day of each individual course.

Eligible faculty and staff can submit their applications through the employee portal to start saving money on tuition. An employee must apply on behalf of any dependent(s) using the benefit.

Access the application:

  1. Log into the employee portal.
  2. Open the CU Resources dropdown menu and select Forms.
  3. Click the Career Advancement tile, then click the Tuition Assistance Application tile.

View deadlines by campus of registration:

See what people are saying about Tuition Assistance

Check out pages 11-14 of the Employee Services Impact Report, where fellow CU employees share their experiences using the Tuition Assistance Benefit for themselves or their dependents.