Job-Related Graduate Education Certification

Columbia University provides employees using Tuition Exemption benefits the opportunity to certify that graduate-level education at Columbia University is job-related per IRS tax regulation. Per this regulation, the value of graduate programs and courses certified as meeting the IRS criteria as job-related are eligible for federal tax exemption.

How to Apply Instructions:

Columbia University reserves the right to change or terminate the Tuition Exemption Benefit Program at any time, consistent with its obligations under the National Labor Relations Act. Please note that this program does not cover courses taken outside Columbia University, Barnard or Teachers College. Support Staff should consult your collective bargaining agreement for more information about tuition.