Summer 2021 Tuition Assistance Benefit applications are now open.

Please note: To receive the Tuition Assistance Benefit, you must meet each individual, step-by-step deadline listed below for your campus of registration, and you must follow all policy guidelines. Employees can register on the first day of the semester.

Check your eligibility

You must be:

  • In a regular, non-temporary benefits eligible job code
  • In a 20 hours per week or more appointment (a 50% or greater appointment)
  • Eligible for benefits by the tuition assistance application deadline at the campus you will attend 

Note: If your hire date is the first of the month, your eligibility begins that day. If your job began on any other day of the month, your eligibility begins on the first of the following month.

Apply to CU Boulder before the semester begins

Submit the tuition assistance benefit application in the employee portal

Deadline: May 31, 2021

Use the Tuition Assistance Benefit Application for employee and dependent submissions for all campuses. Employees must submit the application on their dependent's behalf.

Access the application:

  1. Log into the employee portal.
  2. Open the CU Resources dropdown menu (at the top cetner of the page) and select Forms.
  3. Click the Career Advancement tile, then click the Tuition Assistance Application tile.

If your dependent is not listed on your CU health, dental or life insurance, you must submit a Dependent Eligibility Verification Form. When you fill out the Tuition Assistance Benefit Application, attach and submit it with your application.

Watch for a confirmation email within 24 hours after you submit your tuition assistance benefit application

You will receive an email confirmation from tuitionbenefit@cu.edu that we have received your application within 24 hours. Once Employee Services determines your eligibility, you'll receive another email confirmation.

Term-activate (Non-degree students only)

Deadline: May 9, 2021

  • Non-degree students must term-activate every semester. If you were admitted this semester, term-activate after you receive email confirmation of your admission is confirmed. Learn how.
  • Degree-seeking students are automatically term-activated.

Register for your courses

Dependents Register: On designated registration day
 Employees Register: Employees can register on the first day of the semester, May 10, 2021.

  • Employees who are enrolled as full-time students cannot use the benefit during the fall or spring semesters.
  • Dependents of Boulder campus employees may register for undergraduate and graduate courses.
  • Dependents of other campuses may register for undergraduate, non-extended studies, credit-bearing courses.
  • You may want to list a few backup options on your tuition assistance benefit application, in case the classes you'd like to take are full.
  • Please refer to the academic calendar's add/drop course deadlines.
  • Course eligibility depends on the person who is using the benefit:

Colorado resident undergraduates - Apply and authorize for the College Opportunity Fund

 Application deadline: Aug. 18, 2021

 Authorization deadline: Aug. 19, 2021

  • If you or your dependent are taking undergraduate courses and are a Colorado resident, apply for the College Opportunity Fund (COF).
  • Please note: If these funds are available to you or your dependent and you do not use them, you will be responsible for the tuition amount that would been covered by COF.

Campus steps and approvals

After your eligibility is verified by Employee Services, the TAB Bursar's Office at your campus of registration will process your application for course eligibility, and you'll receive an email confirmation.

Next, the campus TAB Bursar’s office will waive your tuition for eligible courses. If any courses are ineligible, you will have five business days from the receipt of your email notification to drop them or you will be responsible for paying out-of-pocket.

Note: Processing times vary by office and the time of the application period due to the volume of tuition assistance benefit applications.

Pay fees and non-waived tuition

Deadline: The payment deadline depends on the date you register for class(es). Please see the tuition bill in the Buff Portal for your payment deadline.

  • You must pay any additional fees and/or non-waived tuition by the tuition due date.
  • Tuition Assistance Benefit adjustments will be made by the tuition due date.
  • For more information, visit the CU Boulder Bursar's Office website.

Resubmit Tuition Assistance Benefit Application for new courses, if necessary

Deadline: May 31, 2021

If the courses you originally requested were full, resubmit the Tuition Assistance Benefit Application to Employee Services with a list of new courses.

We cannot accept course corrections after the tuition assistance benefit application deadline.

Need a more visual overview of how to apply for Tuition Assistance? Follow along with our Tuition Assistance Benefit infographic.

Check your eligibility

You must be:

  • In a regular, non-temporary benefits eligible job code
  • In a 20 hours per week or more appointment (a 50% or greater appointment)
  • Eligible for benefits by the tuition assistance application deadline at the campus you will attend 

Note: If your hire date is the first of the month, your eligibility begins that day. If your job began on any other day of the month, your eligibility begins on the first of the following month.

Apply to CU Boulder before the semester begins

Submit the tuition assistance benefit application in the employee portal

Deadline: Feb. 3, 2021

Use the Tuition Assistance Benefit Application for employee and dependent submissions for all campuses. Employees must submit the application on their dependent's behalf.

Access the application:

  1. Log into the employee portal.
  2. Open the CU Resources dropdown menu (at the top cetner of the page) and select Forms.
  3. Click the Career Advancement tile, then click the Tuition Assistance Application tile.

If your dependent is not listed on your CU health, dental or life insurance, you must submit a Dependent Eligibility Verification Form. When you fill out the Tuition Assistance Benefit Application, attach and submit it with your application.

Watch for a confirmation email within 24 hours after you submit your tuition assistance benefit application

You will receive an email confirmation from tuitionbenefit@cu.edu that we have received your application within 24 hours. Once Employee Services determines your eligibility, you'll receive another email confirmation.

Term-activate (Non-degree students only)

Deadline: Jan. 13, 2021

  • Non-degree students must term-activate every semester. If you were admitted this semester, term-activate after you receive email confirmation of your admission is confirmed. Learn how.
  • Degree-seeking students are automatically term-activated.

Register for your courses

Dependents Register: On designated registration day
 Employees Register: Employees can register on the first day of the semester, Jan. 14, 2021.

  • Employees who are enrolled as full-time students cannot use the benefit during the fall or spring semesters.
  • Dependents of Boulder campus employees may register for undergraduate and graduate courses.
  • Dependents of other campuses may register for undergraduate, non-extended studies, credit-bearing courses.
  • You may want to list a few backup options on your tuition assistance benefit application, in case the classes you'd like to take are full.
  • Please refer to the academic calendar's add/drop course deadlines.
  • Course eligibility depends on the person who is using the benefit:

Colorado resident undergraduates - Apply and authorize for the College Opportunity Fund

 Application deadline: April 29, 2021

 Authorization deadline: May 5, 2021

  • If you or your dependent are taking undergraduate courses and are a Colorado resident, apply for the College Opportunity Fund (COF).
  • Please note: If these funds are available to you or your dependent and you do not use them, you will be responsible for the tuition amount that would been covered by COF.

Campus steps and approvals

After your eligibility is verified by Employee Services, the TAB Bursar's Office at your campus of registration will process your application for course eligibility, and you'll receive an email confirmation.

Next, the campus TAB Bursar’s office will waive your tuition for eligible courses. If any courses are ineligible, you will have five business days from the receipt of your email notification to drop them or you will be responsible for paying out-of-pocket.

Note: Processing times vary by office and the time of the application period due to the volume of tuition assistance benefit applications.

Pay fees and non-waived tuition

Deadline: Listed on tuition bill

  • You must pay any additional fees and/or non-waived tuition by the tuition due date.
  • Tuition Assistance Benefit adjustments will be made by the tuition due date.
  • For more information, visit the CU Boulder Bursar's Office website.

Resubmit Tuition Assistance Benefit Application for new courses, if necessary

Deadline: Feb. 3, 2021

If the courses you originally requested were full, resubmit the Tuition Assistance Benefit Application to Employee Services with a list of new courses.

We cannot accept course corrections after the tuition assistance benefit application deadline.

Need a more visual overview of how to apply for Tuition Assistance? Follow along with our Tuition Assistance Benefit infographic.

Check your eligibility

You must be:

  • In a regular, non-temporary benefits eligible job code
  • In a 20 hours per week or more appointment (a 50% or greater appointment)
  • Eligible for benefits by the tuition assistance application deadline at the campus you will attend 

Note: If your hire date is the first of the month, your eligibility begins that day. If your job began on any other day of the month, your eligibility begins on the first of the following month.

Apply to CU Boulder before the semester begins

Submit the tuition assistance benefit application in the employee portal

Deadline: Sept. 11, 2020

Use the Tuition Assistance Benefit Application for employee and dependent submissions for all campuses. Employees must submit the application on their dependent's behalf.

Access the application:

  1. Log into the employee portal.
  2. Open the CU Resources dropdown menu (at the top cetner of the page) and select Forms.
  3. Click the Career Advancement tile, then click the Tuition Assistance Application tile.

If your dependent is not listed on your CU health, dental or life insurance, you must submit a Dependent Eligibility Verification Form. When you fill out the Tuition Assistance Benefit Application, attach and submit it with your application.

Watch for a confirmation email within 24 hours after you submit your tuition assistance benefit application

You will receive an email confirmation from tuitionbenefit@cu.edu that we have received your application within 24 hours. Once Employee Services determines your eligibility, you'll receive another email confirmation.

Term-activate (Non-degree students only)

Deadline: Aug. 23, 2020

  • Non-degree students must term-activate every semester. If you were admitted this semester, term-activate after you receive email confirmation of your admission is confirmed. Learn how.
  • Degree-seeking students are automatically term-activated.

Register for your courses

Dependents Register: On designated registration day
 Employees Register: Beginning on the first day of each specific course in which you want to enroll starting Aug. 24, 2020

  • Employees who are enrolled as full-time students cannot use the benefit during the fall or spring semesters.
  • Dependents of Boulder campus employees may register for undergraduate and graduate courses.
  • Dependents of other campuses may register for undergraduate, non-extended studies, credit-bearing courses.
  • You may want to list a few backup options on your tuition assistance benefit application, in case the classes you'd like to take are full.
  • Please refer to the academic calendar's add/drop course deadlines.
  • Course eligibility depends on the person who is using the benefit:

Colorado resident undergraduates - Apply and authorize for the College Opportunity Fund

 Application deadline: Dec. 7, 2020

 Authorization deadline: Dec. 13, 2020

  • If you or your dependent are taking undergraduate courses and are a Colorado resident, apply for the College Opportunity Fund (COF).
  • Please note: If these funds are available to you or your dependent and you do not use them, you will be responsible for the tuition amount that would been covered by COF.

Campus steps and approvals

After your eligibility is verified by Employee Services, the TAB Bursar's Office at your campus of registration will process your application for course eligibility, and you'll receive an email confirmation.

Next, the campus TAB Bursar’s office will waive your tuition for eligible courses. If any courses are ineligible, you will have five business days from the receipt of your email notification to drop them or you will be responsible for paying out-of-pocket.

Note: Processing times vary by office and the time of the application period due to the volume of tuition assistance benefit applications.

Pay fees and non-waived tuition

Deadline: Listed on tuition bill

  • You must pay any additional fees and/or non-waived tuition by the tuition due date.
  • Tuition Assistance Benefit adjustments will be made by the tuition due date.
  • For more information, visit the CU Boulder Bursar's Office website.

Resubmit Tuition Assistance Benefit Application for new courses, if necessary

Deadline: Sept. 11, 2020

If the courses you originally requested were full, resubmit the Tuition Assistance Benefit Application to Employee Services with a list of new courses.

We cannot accept course corrections after the tuition assistance benefit application deadline.