College Tuition Scholarship (CTS) for Retired Officers

The College Tuition Scholarship (“CTS”) program pays the lesser of 50% of the institution’s undergraduate tuition or 50% of the current year’s Columbia College undergraduate tuition, for up to eight semesters (or equivalent trimesters or quarters). See the CTS Policy for details of eligibility, how the benefit works and the application procedure. 

Upon the Officer’s retirement, children remain eligible for CTS benefits for which they were eligible under the terms in effect (at the time the application is submitted) for active Officers with the same hire date. To retire with this benefit, an Officer must be 55 years or older and must have completed ten (10) years of continuous benefits-eligible service after age 45.