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Fort Collins, CO 80523-6004
(970) 491-MyHR (6947)

 

Employee Study Privilege

...Faculty, Administrative Professionals & State Classified

 

Eligibility Credits Eligible
Courses
CSU Online Fees Reciprocal
Study Privilege
   
 

Employees who meet the criteria below may register for credit courses at Colorado State University on a space available basis each academic year (Summer – Spring) provided appointments are at least half-time. Ideally, courses taken as an employee under the Employee Study Privilege Program shall contribute to an employee’s success at the University.  The employee must obtain supervisor approval from his or her administrative unit to register for specific courses.

Frequently Asked Questions

 

 

Forms

 

The appropriate form must be completed in its entirety each semester you wish to use the privilege and must be submitted on or before the first day of the term in order for it to be used for that term.

Registrar's Office & CSU Online

Submit completed application to Registrar's Office or CSU Online

Reciprocal Study Privilege

Submit completed application to Human Resources

 

Eligibility

 
  • Academic Faculty with Regular, Special, Senior Teaching or Temporary appointments of half-time or greater;

    Faculty Transitional appointees are eligible for the same benefit available to full-time academic faculty;

  • Administrative Professionals with Regular, Special or Temporary appointments of half-time or greater;

  • Post-Doctoral Fellows, Veterinary Interns, and Clinical Psychology Interns with appointments of half-time or greater;

  • Non-temporary State Classified employees with appointments of half-time or greater;

Contact Human Resources at (970) 491-MyHR (6947) regarding eligibility provisions for University Faculty Affiliates employed by USDA
(GS9 or above) or Military Science (ROTC).

Note: Effective July 1, 2014, the one year continuous eligibility waiting period of half-time or greater service has been eliminated for Temporary Academic Faculty and Administrative Professional employees.

 

Credits

 

Up to nine (9) credits per academic year (Summer-Spring) may be available based upon the percentage of your appointment as defined below.

 

 
Hours per Week % FTE Credits
40 100% 9
30-39 75 - 99% 7
20-29 50 - 74% 5
0 - 19 < 50% 0

 

Eligible Courses

 

Only credit courses which are a part of the Colorado State University Curriculum, as defined by the Colorado State University General Catalog, are available under this benefit. These courses will be identified with a departmental course number. Information and registration forms for these courses are available from the Registrar's Office. Questions about this form should be directed to the Registrar's Office, Room 100, Centennial Hall.

 

CSU Online (Continuing Education)

 

Faculty and staff may also enroll in credit courses listed on the CSU Online website. Information and registration forms for these courses are available on CSU Online website.

 

Fees

 

Eligible and ineligible expenses under the Employee Study Privilege program are described here.

Eligible Expenses

  • Base Tuition – up to 9 credits per year (credits are prorated based on your appointment percentage)

  • Undergraduate Differential Tuition – up to 9 credits per year (credits are prorated based on your appointment percentage)

  • Graduate Differential Tuition – at least one study privilege credit must be utilized each semester to allow eligibility

  • University Technology Fee and General Fees - credited (fee waiver) to your student account. This waiver of General Fees removes your free access to the Recreation Center, athletic events, and other campus services.

  • University Facility Fee – prorated according to the number of study privilege credits utilized

  • College Charges for Technology – prorated according to the study privilege credits utilized

    Note: The University Technology Fee and General Fees will still be credited (fee waiver) to your student account even if study privilege credits have been exhausted provided the Employee Study Privilege Registration Form is submitted.

Ineligible Expenses

  • Undergraduate tuition normally covered by the College Opportunity Fund (COF) – if you take a COF eligible course in a manner that COF cannot be applied (e.g., you do not apply for and authorize COF or you audit a course), the Employee Study Privilege Program will not cover the portion of tuition that would have been covered by COF

  • Special Course fees – a list of associated courses with applicable fees is available at:
    http://provost.colostate.edu/provost/media/sites/75/2016/06/Comprehensive-List-AY17-FINAL.pdf

    After the exhaustion of available Employee Study Privilege credits, any remaining tuition, charges or fees are not eligible for coverage or the College Opportunity Fund (if applicable).

    Note: After the exhaustion of available Study Privilege Program credits, any remaining tuition, charges or fees are not eligible for coverage or the College Opportunity Fund (if applicable). 


 

Reciprocal Study Privilege

 

Reciprocal Study Privileges at the CSU Global Campus, CSU Pueblo, and University of Northern Colorado are also available to eligible employees.

This reciprocal study privilege is administered according to the policies and enrollment procedures of the Host Institution, except that eligibility of the individual applicant shall be defined and determined by the study privilege policies of CSU. It is your responsibility to accurately complete the form subject to the Host Institution’s policies, enrollment procedures, and deadlines.

The full cost of any courses you enrolled in which are not approved by CSU or the Host Institution, shall become your responsibility.