New Tuition Benefit For You & Your Family

September 26, 2019
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Columbia University has a long-standing tradition of providing access to a world-class education. As a Support Staff member, you may be eligible to receive Tuition Exemption benefits at Columbia University, Barnard College or Teachers College. The cost of tuition is exempt, based on your eligibility and benefits coverage. Your dependents may be eligible for the unused portion of your tuition exemption benefits at Columbia only.

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

New Tuition Benefit

We're pleased to announce a new benefit⁠—College Coach⁠—available at no cost. College Coach is designed to assist you and your dependent children who are:

  • Navigating the complex college admissions process
  • Selecting high school courses and extracurricular activities that highlight a child’s strengths
  • Narrowing options and curating a list of colleges specific for a child
  • Understanding the different college savings plans available

Go to our College Coach page for programs and resources, the registration link and FAQs.

College Coach Workshop

Join us at our first College Coach workshop to find out exactly what decision-makers look for in a standout application package (suggested for parents/guardians of 9th – 12th graders; feel free to bring your child):

Topic: College Admissions: The Insider’s View
Date: Thursday, October 10, 2019
Time: 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Location: Office of Work/Life, 516 West 112th Street, New York, NY 

You must register with College Coach before registering for this workshop.

For More Tuition Programs Information: Go to Tuition Programs on the HR Benefits website.

To review your Tuition Exemption eligibility status, application forms, checklists and FAQs: Log in to CUBES using your UNI and password; click “Tuition”

For additional support: Please contact the Columbia Benefits Service Center by email [email protected] or phone 212-851-7000, Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.