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Spring 2018 Tuition Waiver Benefit online applications due Jan. 31

Save money on your tuition bill this semester and submit your tuition waiver benefit online applications by Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018, regardless of which University of Colorado campus you attend. Late applications will not be accepted, so don't wait.

Forms for the upcoming semester are submitted through the employee portal. Employees must submit the form on their dependents' behalf. Learn how to access and submit it here

CU's tuition benefit provides qualified employees with tuition waiver assistance for up to 9 credit hours per academic year. Dependents have two options: Attending a CU employee's home campus and receiving 9 waived credit hours or attending a different CU campus and receiving a tuition waiver of $270 per credit hour, up to 9 hours. (Dependents of CU Boulder employees receive a 30 percent tuition discount when attending CU Boulder.) An employee must waive their benefit for the academic year if they want to give it a verified dependent to use. 

NOTE: Tuition Waiver Benefit only applies to the cost of credit hours. Employees and dependents are responsible for all non-waived tuition, campus student fees and taxes. 

Complete the following tasks by these deadlines:

  • Step 1: Apply to your campus as a student before semester begins
  • Step 2: Submit the tuition waiver benefit application - Jan. 31, 2018
  • Step 3: Register for your courses
    • Dependents - On their registration day
    • Employees - 
      • CU Boulder: Jan. 16, 2018
      • CU Denver: Jan. 16, 2018
      • CU Anschutz: Jan. 22, 2018
      • CU Colorado Springs: Jan. 16, 2018
  • Step 4: Apply for the College Opportunity Fund (COF)
    • CU Boulder - May 3, 2018
    • CU Denver/Anschutz - Feb. 28, 2018
    • CU Colorado Springs - May 3, 2018
  • Step 5: Pay fees and non-waived tuition
    • CU Boulder - Listed on tuition bill
    • CU Denver/Anschutz
      • Dependents: Feb. 2, 2018
      • Employees: Feb. 28, 2018
    • CU Colorado Springs - Jan. 31, 2018


Jeffrey Galinkin

My son got the CU Boulder tuition benefit last semester. I am a CU AMC employee. Am I correct that you can only get the 9 credit discount for one semester?
Jeffrey Galinkin, MD

Employee Services

Hi Jeffrey!
The nine credit discount applies to an entire academic year. You can split the discount among the semesters, however it may only add up to nine credit hours.
If you have additional questions, feel free to contact a benefits professional at or 303-860-4200, option 3. 

Luna Boydstun

Hello, I am just a little confused on who can apply for this and how it works? 

Employee Services

Hi Luna! 
The Tuition Waiver Benefit provides discounts on tuition to benefits-eligible CU employees and their dependents who attend classes on a CU campus.
For a more in-depth explanation of the benefit, you can visit our FAQ:
In addition, you can speak with a benefits professional about the process by emailing or calling 303-860-4200, option 3. 

Donna Maes

Hello, I thought the CU Boulder Dependents are eligible for a 30% discount, not a "9 credit hour" discount.

Employee Services

Hi Donna!
Dependents of a CU Boulder employee who attend CU Boulder are eligible for a 30% discount. 
For more information about dependent tuition waiver options, visit here:

Chris Ennis

Hello, I am a CU retiree.  Can I use this benefit on behalf of my dependent? Thanks...

Employee Services

Hi Chris!
Retirees are not eligible for tuition benefit.
Employees in a regular, active, benefits-eligible position with a 50 percent or greater appointment may receive this benefit. You may check your benefits eligibility here:

Richard Davis

I am a faculty mployee at the Medical School. I understand that I get 9 credits for my dependent son/yr.  My wife is faculty employee at Boulder and she should get 30% off each semester.  Is this not correct that we should each be able to get benefits?

Employee Services

Hi Richard!
As full-time employees at CU, your dependent is eligible for tuition waiver benefit. However, the amount of benefits that are applied are based on the campus your dependent takes classes on.
Learn more about each Dependent Tuition Waiver Option:

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