Spring tuition waiver benefit online applications due Jan. 31

Qualified employees receive assistance for up to nine credit hours

CU employees, eligible dependents can save money on spring tuition

Employees and dependents who want to save money on their spring tuition bill must submit their tuition waiver benefit application by Wednesday, Jan. 31.

The University of Colorado’s tuition benefit grants waived or discounted college credit hours to qualified CU employees or their eligible dependents for credit-bearing graduate or undergraduate courses.

CU’s tuition benefit provides qualified employees with tuition waiver assistance for up to nine credit hours per academic year.

Dependents have two options: attend a CU employee’s home campus and receive nine waived credit hours (CU Boulder dependents receive a 30 percent discount) or attend a different CU campus and receive a tuition waiver of $270 per credit hour, up to nine hours.

Note: In order for a verified dependent to use the waiver, the employee must first waive their use of the benefit for the academic year. The Tuition Waiver Benefit applies only to the cost of credit hours. Employees and dependents are responsible for all non-waived tuition, campus student fees and taxes.

Deadlines are approaching: Online applications for the upcoming spring semester are now being accepted by Employee Services through the employee portal. Employees must submit it on their dependents’ behalf. Learn how to access the application and submit it here.

Forms must be submitted by Wednesday, Jan. 31. Late submissions will not be accepted.

Before using the benefit, employees must complete the following tasks by these deadlines:

1. Apply to the chosen campus as a student before semester begins

2. Submit the tuition waiver benefit online application by Jan. 31, 2018

3. Register for courses

  • CU Boulder:
    • Dependents: On their registration day
    • Employees: Jan. 16, 2018
  • CU Denver: Jan. 16, 2018
  • CU Anschutz: Jan. 22, 2018
  • UCCS:
    • Dependents: On their registration day
    • Employees: Jan. 16, 2018

4. Apply for the College Opportunity Fund (COF)

  • CU Boulder: May 3, 2018
  • CU Denver|Anschutz: Feb. 28, 2018
  • UCCS: May 3, 2018

5. Pay fees and non-waived tuition

  • CU Boulder: Listed on tuition bill
  • CU Denver|Anschutz:
    • Dependents: Feb. 2, 2018
    • Employees: Feb. 28, 2018
  • UCCS: Jan. 31, 2018

To learn more about the Tuition Waiver Benefit, policies and upcoming deadlines, visit the Employee Services website