Step right up: Tuition Assistance applications are open for Summer 2023

Benefit is the ticket to affordable, quality education for CU employees or dependents
By Staff

Higher education presents a chance to develop and advance personally and professionally, which is why the University of Colorado provides all benefits-eligible employees and their dependents the Tuition Assistance Benefit (TAB) to lower the overall costs of pursuing higher education. The Summer 2023 application window is now open for all CU campuses.

CU faculty and staff can claim up to nine credits per academic year (fall through summer) on any CU campus. Dependent assistance options vary based on the employee’s home campus and the campus which the dependent attends. 

Employees who have claimed the benefit for themselves or designated it to a dependent already this academic year should remember that once the TAB is applied to one individual’s course selections, it can only be used or designated to that person for the rest of the academic year.

Tips to remember before claiming TAB

There are a few usage rules to remember before using the benefit.

TAB-eligible employees can register for undergraduate and graduate courses up to seven days in advance. Reference your campus semester calendar or first day of class start date to ensure you register in time, before you enroll in courses. Verify registration dates by visiting the Tuition Assistance benefit webpage. Under How to apply, select the campus you’re attending and click Register for your courses to view the campus registration dates.

Dependents claiming the TAB can follow the normal designated campus registration dates.

Review campus-specific policies and deadlines on the Tuition Assistance Benefit webpage and the Tuitions Assistance FAQ for benefit usage rules and Summer 2023 deadlines by individual campus.

Accessing the application

  1. Log into your employee portal.
  2. Open the CU Resources drop-down menu and select Forms.
  3. Click the Benefits tile, then click the Tuition Assistance Application tile.


Submit your application prior to the campus deadlines listed below.

  • CU Boulder — June 15
  • UCCS — June 19
  • CU Denver l CU Anschutz — June 13