Fall 2022 Tuition Exemption Forms Due by September 16, 2022

August 29, 2022
Tuition News

You and/or your dependent(s) may be eligible to receive Tuition Exemption Benefits at Columbia University, Barnard College, and Teachers College.

When you take advantage of the Tuition Exemption benefit:

  • The cost of the eligible tuition charges are exempt
  • You are responsible for all fees and non-tuition charges related to your course(s) registration

To receive Tuition Exemption for the Fall 2022 term, you and/or your dependent must be eligible before the first day of classes; must be enrolled in classes for the Fall 2022 term, and must complete the Tuition Exemption Eligibility Form. The Tuition Exemption Benefit Checklist – Support Staff is a helpful guide through the process.

To avoid late fees or processing delays, you must submit the form before the end of the Change of Program Period: Friday, September 16, 2022.

What You Need to Know

To learn more about Tuition Exemption benefits, go to our Tuition Program pages or consult your collective bargaining agreement.

To determine your eligibility status, the number of credits covered or save your eligibility form as a PDF:

  1. Log in to CUBES with your UNI and password
  2. Choose the Tuition button on the top menu to go to the Tuition Programs page
  3. Select “Tuition Exemption – For Yourself” or “Tuition Exemption – For Your Dependents”

Your Tuition Exemption form is a fillable form, which allows you to complete the form online, print your name, date, and save it as a PDF so you can seamlessly attach and submit it to your school's Bursar office or Student Financial Services (SFS).

Submit your form to Student Financial Services (SFS) or Bursar’s Office. The “Tuition Exemption – For Yourself or For Your Dependent” eligibility form must be completed, signed, and submitted to SFS on your campus to be applied to you or your dependent’s student account.

Please submit your forms via the email addresses below, with the subject line “Tuition Exemption form” or “Job-Related form”. In-person drop off of forms is no longer available.

Tax Treatment

Graduate-Level Studies (Course Numbers 4000 & above) – The first $5,250 of Tuition Exemption benefits in a calendar year is exempt from taxation according to IRS regulations. Additional benefits above this limit will be treated as taxable income unless job-related.

Job-Related Graduate-Level Studies (Course Numbers 4000 & above) – To receive tax exemption for Tuition Exemption benefits above the IRS calendar year limit of $5,250, complete and submit a Job-Related Graduate Education Certification Form – Degree Program or Non-Degree Program each term before the end of the Change of Program Period. Go to our Job-Related Graduate Education Certification page for more details, and Employee and Supervisor instructions for processing.

All new JRGEC forms must be submitted by your supervisor via email to [email protected] to confirm the form has been signed and certified as job-related. 

To avoid late fees, processing delays or tax withholdings, you must submit this form before Friday, September 16, 2022.

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