Faculty, Staff & Dependents

male student working outside at a tableDo you dream of earning a degree, furthering your professional development, or diving deeply into a specific subject for fun? If so, take advantage of your tuition waiver benefit!

The University of Colorado offers a tuition benefit to eligible employees which may be transferred to their eligible dependents. Permanent CU Boulder employees who work part time (a minimum of 50% time) or full time may enroll in eligible classes at any CU campus tuition-free. This benefit allows employees to receive a waiver for up to a total of nine credit hours of tuition on a space available basis per year or allows their dependents to receive a discount of ten percent off of the student share of tuition.  Employees and their dependents are responsible for paying all other required campus-specific fees and other related educational costs.  The faculty/staff benefit year runs fall term through summer term.

If an employee chooses to use the benefit for their dependent, the student will receive a ten percent discount on the student share of tuition (at CU Boulder only).  The student share equals the summer tuition rate less the College Opportunity Fund stipend (if eligible) and is not based on space available or full-time status.  Dependents may register for courses during the regular enrollment period and can be enrolled full time or part time.  The employee is not eligible to use the 9 credit hour tuition waiver during an academic year in which a dependent utilizes the ten percent discount for one or more semesters.

Those using the benefit must be granted admission as either a degree seeking student or as non-degree to the Boulder Main Campus.  Unfortunately, the benefit does not apply for Continuing Education courses.

Visit the Bursar’s Office website for specific information for the CU Boulder Campus.

Note: Unfortunately, this tuition benefit does not extend to classes offered by the Division of Continuing Education. Visit the Employee Services website for more information.

Summer Registration

Eligible faculty, staff, and dependents who wish to use their tuition benefits during Summer Session will find step-by-step instructions on the tuition waiver application process on the Employee Services website.

If you need additional information or assistance, contact: