As a leader in education, we value strong, curious minds and continued growth – not just for our students, but for our dedicated workforce as well.

That's why we provide qualified employees and dependents with tuition assistance for up to 9 credit hours per academic year and offer dependents of CU Boulder employees a 30 percent discount.

Do you dream of earning a degree? Do you crave more learning in your career field? Is there a subject you’d just love to know more about? Whatever your goals, we’re here to support you. Find out how it works by reviewing the information below.

Please refer to the FAQ page for more information. 

Ready to use this benefit? 

To use the tuition assistance benefit, there are some specific steps you need to take. 

  1. Check your eligibility. You must be:
    • In a 50% or greater regular (non-temporary) position.
    • In an eligible job code.
    • In an effective benefit period (eligibility begins the 1st of month following date of hire unless hired on the 1st).
  2. Apply for the benefit by the enrollment deadlines:
  3. Submit the tuition benefit application via the portal. If you need assistance, instructions are available in this guide.

Please note: Deadlines will be strictly adhered to.

Once the application is submitted, you will receive an email confirmation of receipt. Employee Services will verify your eligibility. If you are eligible, ES will forward your application to the appropriate campus Registrar’s office to determine course eligibility. You will be notified by the Registrar’s office that your courses are approved or denied. If your courses have been denied, you may drop the classes via your portal or the Registrar’s office. If your course has been approved, your application is sent to the Bursar’s office for waiver of tuition. All changes will be reflected in the portal.  

Dependent Pilot Program

Are you interested in details about the dependent pilot program? More information can be found on this page.