The Intercampus Dependent Tuition Assistance Pilot Program offers your dependent new options to save while earning a degree.

Beginning Fall 2017, University of Colorado employees will have an additional tuition assistance option available through the Intercampus Dependent Tuition Assistance Benefit Pilot Program. The pilot runs for three years.

This program applies to dependents (children and spouses) taking undergraduate classes only. Employees must waive the use of their employee tuition assistance benefit for the academic year to allow their dependent to use it.

Highlights of each tuition assistance program are listed below. Note: If you choose option A, please visit our Employee Tuition Assistance Benefit page to learn more.

Option A: Home Campus
(Current Tuition Benefit)
Option B: Other Campus
(Intercampus Dependent Pilot Program)
The dependent attends class on the campus where the employee is employed The dependent attends class at a CU campus other than the campus of the employee's employment
Employees working on the UCCS, CU Denver or CU Anschutz campuses are eligible to waive up to 9 credits for their dependents every semester Eligible employees will receive up to $2,430 per academic year to apply toward dependent tuition, up to 9 credits (around $270 per credit hour)
Employees working on the CU Boulder campus are eligible to receive a 30% tuition discount for their dependents every semester The dependent can register during the standard registration period
Employees who work at the system administration office are eligible for up to 9 credits at UCCS, CU Denver and CU Anschutz, or a 30% tuition discount for CU Boulder for their dependents The dependent can register for undergraduate credit-bearing classes
The dependent can register on their designated registration date  
The dependent can register for eligible undergraduate or graduate classes   

So you're ready to start using this benefit. Now what? 

To start the process of using the benefit, follow these steps:

  1. Check your benefits eligibility.
  2. If you are in a benefit's eligible job code, check your dependent's eligibility.
  3. For instructions on applying, select the campus your dependent wants to attend below. 
  4. Fill out the Tuition Waiver Benefit Form and submit it to Employee Services. 


Still have questions? Take a look at our FAQ. You can also download the program comparison and FAQ for your campus at the bottom of this page. (If you are a CU system administration employee, select the campus your dependent will attend.)

Question Answer
Where can the dependent tuition assistance benefit be used? Option A: The campus where the employee is employed.

Option B: Any campus other than where the eligible employee is employed.
When does the benefit begin? At the beginning of the academic year (Fall-Summer)
Is dependent verification required? Yes
What is the maximum benefit per year? Option A: 9 credits maximum per academic year at CU Denver, UCCS and Anschutz; 30 percent discount at CU Boulder every semester 

Option B: A maximum of $2,430 ($270 per credit hour, up to 9 credits)
Can the entire benefit be used in one semester? Yes
Can the benefit be split between semesters in the same academic year? Yes
When can my dependent register for classes? During normal student registration
Can the benefit be split between two dependents in an academic year? Yes
If both parents work for CU, can both parents give their benefit to their dependent?  Yes, this will double the annual benefit.
Does the waiver count against financial aid eligibility? Yes
Do Colorado residents need to apply for College Opportunity Fund? Yes, only undergraduate students need to apply
Eligible course levels Undergraduate and graduate for option A; undergraduate only under option B
Can this benefit be used for pass/fail, Continuing Education, Extended Studies, Executive MBA or One Year MBA programs? No
Can this benefit be used to for audit, pass/fail or study abroad classes? No
Can this benefit be used to take online classes? Yes
Can option A and option B be used at the same time? No