Tuition Programs

Tuition Program Benefits


Columbia University has a long tradition of providing access to world-class education. Explore the tuition program benefits offered to you and your eligible family members. 

Postdoc Fellows

The American Language Program

For the American Language Program only, the Tuition Exemption Benefit pays for one course per term, up to a maximum of two courses per academic year (all sessions during the Summer Term count as one term) for Postdoctoral Research Scientists/Scholars, Postdoctoral Research Fellows and Postdoctoral Clinical Fellows. The Program does not pay for other courses, nor for any courses taken by spouses, same-sex domestic partners or children.

Please note, there is no waiting period.

How to Apply

For each term:

  • To print your Tuition Eligibility form, log in to CUBES.
  • You will be asked to enter your UNI and password and confirm your access using multifactor authentication (DUO).
  • Once logged in, select "Tuition." On the Tuition Programs page, under Within Columbia University, select “Tuition Exemption – For Yourself.”
  • Submit the completed and signed Tuition Benefit Eligibility form and, if it applies, your signed original Job-Related Graduate Course Certification form to [email protected].

Columbia Programs

  • Submit the completed and signed Tuition Benefit Eligibility Form to CU Student Financial Services before the end date of the Change of Program Period each term (see the Academic Calendar for details).

Retiree - Officers


As a retired Officer of Columbia University, you and your eligible dependents have access to tuition exemption and other tuition benefits.

To learn more, visit Retiree Benefits


HR Benefits is always available to support you. Please contact us with any questions you may have about Tuition Program benefits coverage and eligibility for you and your dependents.

Benefits Service Center
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Tuition Exemption Processing and Student Account Information

Hours and locations 

  • Email to submit a question

College and Primary Tuition Scholarship application status and processing

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Call: 888-527-3550,
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Email: [email protected] 

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Note: Your employment at Columbia, or at other nonprofit or governmental entities, may entitle you to certain loan forgiveness under the U.S. Department of Education’s Public Loan Forgiveness Program. Questions about eligibility and qualifying loan payments must be directed to the U.S. Department of Education. For more information, please carefully review the information provided by the U.S. Department of Education.