Tune into savings: Tuition Assistance applications are open for summer 2024

June deadlines vary by campus
By Staff

The University of Colorado’s Tuition Assistance Benefit (TAB) is your backstage pass to an affordable education, with options for faculty, staff and dependents. The summer 2024 applications are now open for all CU campuses.

Benefits-eligible 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 attended by the dependent. 

TAB allows you to curate your setlist of courses to your academic aspirations, whether you’re working toward a degree or just wanting to stay in a rhythm of learning. With flexible course options and term durations, the summer semester is a great opportunity to march to the beat of your own drum and set the stage for a brighter future.

Tips to remember before claiming TAB

There are a few usage rules to be aware of before you take center stage in your academic journey.

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.

Summer 2024 is the final semester of the year, and you or your dependents may or may not have remaining TAB credit hours, depending on how many credits were used in the prior semesters. TAB credit hours will reset for fall 2024.

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 their 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 2024 deadlines by 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 by the campus deadlines listed below.

  • Denver l Anschutz — June 11
  • Boulder — June 15
  • Colorado Springs — June 18