What is the tuition scholarship?

A scholarship for 50% of resident tuition for regular, on-campus credits is available to eligible family members of eligible employees. The amount may vary depending on degree program, please see below for more information.

Who is an eligible employee?

  1. Faculty members with regular, special, senior teaching appointments of half-time (0.5) or greater. Faculty transitional appointments are eligible for the same benefit available to full-time academic faculty.
  2. Administrative Professionals with regular or special appointments of half-time (0.5) or greater, and;
  3. Non-temporary state classified appointments of half-time (0.5) or greater.

When is the application due?

Term Deadline to Submit Soonest application will be processed (census)
Fall and Spring October 17, 2016 September 7, 2016
Spring Only March 15, 2017 February 1, 2017
Summer June 21, 2017 June 21, 2017

The scholarship will be processed after Census date each semester because individual enrollment can fluctuate until Census date. This scholarship is not automatically renewed; it must be applied for each year, and the application submitted for summer if the student is attending in the summer.

How do I apply?

The 2017-2018 application and FAQ are not yet available. The 2016-2017 Tuition Scholarship Application and FAQ are available here.

NOTE: The Certification of Dependency form (page 2 of the application) must be completed by employees for domestic partners or children. The Certification of Dependency form does not need to be completed for spouses.

What is the eligibility criteria?

  • The student must be enrolled in regular on-campus credits.
  • The following are not considered regular on-campus credits:
    • Test-Out, Advanced Placement, CSU Online, and Education Abroad credits.
  • The student must be admitted to a degree-seeking program at CSU, CSU-Pueblo or CSU-Global. Students seeking Teacher Certification or Principal Licensure may do so at Colorado State University in Fort Collins.

There are certain eligibility criteria that both the student and the employee must meet in order to be eligible for this scholarship. These criteria are described in detail on the application form.

How Much is the Tuition Scholarship for Eligible Family Members?

The scholarship is equal to 50% of student’s share of base tuition for in-state, regular on-campus credits (even if student is classified as a non-resident/out-of-state for tuition purposes). This includes 50% of Differential Tuition charges but does not include 50% of other fees, charges, or program fees. Student’s share of base tuition is base tuition minus the College Opportunity Fund stipend. The amount is rounded to the nearest dollar and will be determined after Census date each semester.

The scholarship is equal to 50% of Colorado Resident in-state Graduate Tuition (even if student is classified as a non-resident/out-of-state for tuition purposes). The amount is rounded to the nearest dollar and will be determined after Census date* each semester. The amount does not include 50% of Graduate Differential Tuition, fees, charges, or program fees.

The scholarship is equal to 50% of Colorado Resident Graduate Tuition (not Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Tuition), not including Graduate Differential Tuition, fees, charges, or program fees. The amount is rounded to the nearest dollar and will be determined after census date each semester.

Return completed applications to:

Office of Financial Aid
1065 Campus Delivery
Centennial Hall
Fort Collins, CO 80523-1065
Fax (970) 491-5010