CU tuition waiver dependent benefit now on all four campuses

If employees or their dependents want to use the tuition waiver benefit for University of Colorado Denver and Anschutz Medical Campus Fall 2017 courses, electronic applications will be accepted until Sept. 6, 2017.

CU tuition waiver dependent benefit now on all four campuses
The tuition waiver benefit is available to qualified employees and their dependents.

In an effort to provide educational opportunities to CU’s workforce, qualified employees and dependents can receive waived or discounted credit hours for credit-bearing CU courses, after applying for admission. Employees must waive their tuition benefit before a dependent (such as a child or spouse) can use it.

The new online form, released for the 2017-18 academic year, will streamline processes. Once submitted, this form will be routed immediately to the appropriate approvers. Employees will be notified of their application’s status via email during the process.

How much is the benefit?


Employees can have nine credit hours per academic year waived by tuition benefit on any CU campus.

Dependent (such as a child or spouse):

Dependents have two options:

  • Option A – Home Campus applies to dependents attending classes on the campus where the employee works. CU Denver and Anschutz Medical Campus dependents will receive up to nine waived credits per academic year.
  • Option B – Other Campus (Intercampus Dependent Tuition Waiver Pilot Program) applies to dependents attending courses taken on a campus other than the employee’s home campus. Employees can have $270 per credit for up to nine credits waived per academic year for dependent’s tuition for a savings of $2,430.

Which courses are eligible for the benefit?

Employees and dependents using Option A may use the benefit for undergraduate and graduate courses. Dependents using Option B can take credit-bearing, undergraduate courses only. Audits, continuing education, extended studies, study abroad, executive and distance MBAs and the 11-month MBA program are not eligible.

CU Anschutz courses are limited to Public Health and Nursing courses for benefit use (except PUBH 6606 and PUBH 6955).

Any additional information?

The employee and dependent cannot use the benefit in the same year. If using the benefit for your dependent, employees can only choose one option (A or B) each academic year. The benefit only applies to the cost of tuition. Taxes, books, campus-specific fees and any additional costs must be paid by the employee or dependent.

Visit Employee Services’ website to learn more about CU Denver/Anschutz tuition benefit. Call 303-860-4200, option 3 to talk with a benefits professional or email [email protected].

Mark your calendar: CU Denver/Anschutz application dates

Tuition Benefit ApplicationDeadlines
Step 1: Apply to CU Denver or CU Anschutz as a student

(Applies to both employees and dependents)

CU Denver: Contact Admissions for application details and deadlines

CU Anschutz: Contact your school or college for application details and deadlines

Step 2: Submit the tuition waiver benefit formSept. 6, 2017
Step 3: Register for coursesEmployees: On the first day of classes or by Sept. 6, 2017

Dependents: During normal registration

Step 4: Apply for the College Opportunity FundSept. 30, 2017
Step 5: Pay fees and non-waived tuitionDependent Deadline: Sept. 8, 2017

Employee Deadline: Sept. 30, 2017

Guest contributor: Employee Services

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