This information applies to employees using the tuition assistance benefit. Other students please visit College Opportunity Fund.

Employees and dependents who are considered Colorado residents (undergraduate) for tuition purposes must apply for and authorize the College Opportunity Fund (COF) stipend. The tuition assistance benefit covers only the portion of tuition not covered by the stipend. If you do not apply and authorize the COF stipend, you will be responsible for paying the COF portion of the tuition bill (in addition to fees which apply to all employees regardless of residency). Employees and dependents who have reached the maximum COF eligible hours (145) will also be responsible for paying the COF portion of tuition.

You can check your residency status in the Buff Portal ( Click the Profile icon in the upper right corner, then select "Your Profile."