Postdoctoral Fellows Tuition Benefits

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, go to and click on the CUBES logo. 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:

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).