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Tuition Assistance Benefit applications open Aug. 3

As the University of Colorado’s 2020-21 academic year approaches, it’s time to start thinking about enrolling in undergraduate and graduate courses using the Tuition Assistance Benefit. Fall 2020 applications will open Aug. 3 for all campuses.

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

Employees can allow certain dependents to use their Tuition Assistance Benefit. Whoever uses the benefit first in the current academic year will be allotted the benefit for the entire academic year. If an employee uses the benefit in the fall, their dependent cannot then 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, but keep in mind application and registration deadlines vary by your campus of registration.  

CU Boulder

  • Course registration:
    • Employees: First day of class for each specific course after Aug. 24, 2020
    • Dependents: On their designated campus registration day
  • Tuition Assistance Benefit 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 campus registration day
  • Tuition Assistance Benefit application: By Sept. 2, 2020

CU Colorado Springs

  • Course registration:
    • Employees: Starting Aug. 24, 2020
    • Dependents: On their designated campus registration day
  • Tuition Assistance Benefit 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. The dependent benefit at other CU campuses will instead be a $270 per credit hour 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.

Learn more about your Tuition Assistance Benefit.  

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