Tuition Assistance Benefit application period for fall 2022 now open

New: Employees may register seven days in advance for courses on all CU campuses
By Staff

Education is an opportunity for personal and professional growth for everyone, which is why the University of Colorado offers the Tuition Assistance Benefit  (TAB). The fall 2022 application period is now open for all four CU campuses.

Starting this semester, CU Denver will allow employees taking undergraduate courses to register seven calendar days prior to the first day of the semester or the first day of class, whichever is earlier. This brings all CU campuses into alignment, allowing registration seven days in advance for undergraduate and graduate courses.

Eligible CU faculty and staff can save on 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 the dependent attends.

For eligible faculty and staff, this generous CU benefit reduces the overall cost of higher education.

Deborah Lowe, one of many CU faculty and staff members who has used the benefit, said it has been an essential part of helping her family accomplish its goals.

“I am a parent of two students – one attending CU Boulder and one attending CU Denver – and am a doctorate student at CU Denver myself,” said Lowe, outreach program manager for Employee Services. “Over the course of these important years of education, the flexibility to use the benefit myself or defer to my children is a tremendous help in navigating tuition bills.”

Before you apply

It’s important to understand usage rules before you apply. Review the on-demand course, policies and campus deadlines on the Tuition Assistance Benefit webpage.

Access 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.


Make sure to submit your application prior to the campus deadlines listed below:

CU Boulder: Sept. 15

UCCS: Sept. 8

CU Denver l Anschutz: 5 p.m. Sept. 7