Employee Services now accepting Tuition Assistance Benefit forms for fall 2018

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With the fall 2018 semester underway, UCCS employees or their dependents can save on tuition rates with the CU Tuition Assistance Benefit.

What is the Tuition Assistance Benefit?
This benefit provides employees and their dependents tuition at a discounted rate for most CU credit-bearing courses, in an effort to provide accessible educational opportunities.

In order to receive the Tuition Assistance Benefit, eligible employees must meet each individual step-by-step deadline listed on the Employee Services website for their campus of registration, as well as follow all policies.

Note the benefit only applies to the cost of tuition. Employees are responsible for any remaining costs and campus student fees, in addition to applicable taxes per IRS guidelines.

How much of a discount do employees or dependents receive?
Employees may waive up to nine credits per academic year for undergraduate and graduate classes on any CU campus, regardless of campus of employment.

Dependents can choose between two tuition benefit options: Option A – Home Campus or Option B – Other Campus.

Option A applies to a dependent attending class on the employee’s campus. UCCS employees can waive up to nine credits per academic year for dependents.

Option B allows dependents to attend undergraduate classes at other CU campuses. Eligible employees will receive around $270 per credit hour for up to nine credits, adding up to $2,430 per academic year.

What classes are eligible for the benefit?
Employees can take eligible undergraduate and graduate classes on any campus.

Dependent classes depend on the option they choose. If a dependent uses Option A – Home Campus, they may take eligible undergraduate and graduate classes. Under Option B – Other Campus, dependents may only take eligible undergraduate classes.

Do employees or dependents have to be pursuing a degree to use this benefit?
Employees and dependents do not have to be a degree-seeking student to enjoy this benefit. Apply before the semester begins by completing a non-degree application to take classes informally. Employees and dependents must be enrolled as a student on the campus they are attending and taking a credit-bearing course to use the benefit.

How to apply
Visit the Tuition Assistance website to fully understand how the benefit works before applying.

  1. Log in to the UCCS campus portal.
  2. Select the NavBar icon in the top right hand corner.
  3. Select CU Resources
  4. Select Forms
  5. Select Tuition Assistance Benefit Form under the Career Advancement tab.

If a dependent is using this benefit, the employee must waive their benefit for the academic year and submit the Tuition Assistance Benefit form on the dependent’s behalf. If the dependent is not listed on your CU medical, dental or life insurance, complete the Dependent Eligibility Verification Form and attach it to the Tuition Assistance Benefit form in the portal.

When is the Fall 2018 deadline to apply?
CU Denver/Anschutz: Sept. 5
UCCS: Sept. 6
CU Boulder: Sept. 14

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