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Tuition Assistance Benefit applications for fall 2020 now open

As the University of Colorado’s 2020-21 academic year approaches, it’s time to apply for the Tuition Assistance Benefit (TAB) for undergraduate and graduate courses. Fall 2020 applications for the Tuition Assistance Benefit are now open, and campus-specific enrollment deadlines are fast approaching.

Each academic year (fall through summer), eligible employees can save on up to nine credits on eligible courses on any CU campus. Their dependents also have several options to save on tuition costs.

Employees can grant certain dependents their Tuition Assistance Benefit, but whoever uses the benefit first in the current academic year is allotted the benefit for the entire academic year. If an employee uses the benefit in the fall, their dependent cannot use it in the spring and vice versa.

The Tuition Assistance Benefit page highlights the rules, deadlines and application instructions. The Tuition Assistance Benefit guide provides a high-level step-by-step overview of the process. Keep in mind that each campus has its own TAB application and course registration deadlines.

Here are the deadlines for the Fall 2020 semester: 

  • CU Boulder
    • Course registration:
      • Employees: First day of class for each specific course after Aug. 24, 2020
      • Dependents: On their designated registration day
    • TAB application: By Sept. 11, 2020
  • CU Denver/CU Anschutz
    • Course registration:
      • Employees: First day of class for each specific course after Aug. 17, 2020
      • Dependents: On their designated registration day
    • TAB application: By Sept. 2, 2020
  • CU Colorado Springs
    • Course registration:
      • Employees: Starting Aug. 24, 2020
      • Dependents: On their designated registration day
    • TAB application: By Sept. 10, 2020

Tuition Assistance Benefit dependents can take courses on the employee’s “home” CU campus (their campus of employment) or take courses at other CU campuses. Dependents attending other CU campuses can be granted a $270 per-credit stipend, for up to 9 credits per academic year (fall through summer), to apply toward eligible courses.

Some exclusions apply for employees and dependents, so please review the program page and each campus’ requirements closely.

Finally, all users should be aware that they are responsible for paying student fees and that this benefit may be subject to taxation. You can find out more on the dedicated Tuition Assistance Benefit taxation webpage for this benefit.

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