Application Period

The application period for 2023 courses has officially ended. We are now accepting applications for 2024 courses through December 24, 2024.

The purpose of the Tuition Reimbursement Program is to encourage and provide assistance to employees wanting to further their professional development outside their departments’ job-related training opportunities.

The County provides tuition assistance on a calendar year basis through a non-taxable reimbursement program administered by the Human Resources Department.

Employee annual maximum reimbursement rates are:

  • $1,000 per calendar year for full time employees
  • $500 per calendar year for part time employees

If you have any questions regarding the Tuition Reimbursement Program, please contact your HR Generalist.

To participate in the tuition reimbursement program you must:

  • Be a full time (40 hours per week) or part-time (20-39 hours per week) regular, employee. Limited Term, temporary, seasonal, or contractual individuals are not eligible to participate in the program.
  • Complete one year of continuous employment with Larimer County before you can apply.
  • Recipients must be employed with Larimer County at the time reimbursement is issued.  If employees leave the county prior to being reimbursed, their funds will be forfeited. Employee must stay employed with Larimer County for one year post reimbursement.
  • Fully complete an application and submit required paperwork outlined in the application.
  • All coursework must be taken at accredited colleges and universities; vocational, technical and trade schools.
  • Online classes are acceptable.
  • Courses eligible are those that are job-related or would have a relevant link to an existing position within the County, not personal interests (i.e. dancing, painting, etc...).
  • Certificate programs from accredited colleges; vocational, technical and trade schools are eligible for reimbursement.
  • Only tuition, student and lab fees are funded; textbooks will be reimbursed at 50%; meals, travel and late fees are not funded.
  • All applications submitted for reimbursement approval must be authorized by both the direct supervisor and the Appointing Authority. The Human Resources Department will review the application to determine program eligibility.
  • Successfully complete the training course with a letter grade of “C” or better (or a “Pass” grade in the case of a pass/fail graded course)
  • Maintain standard or above on performance duties and satisfactory job conduct throughout the course
  • Reimbursement funds will be available on a first come, first serve basis. The availability of tuition reimbursement funds will be subject to annual funding approved in the annual County budget.

Download the Tuition Reimbursement Application, fill it out, and submit to your Appointing Authority.

This is a not an all inclusive list of accredited colleges/Universities, and completing a class at one of these colleges listed (or not listed) does not guarantee a tuition reimbursement.

Are you feeling overwhelmed by student debt? Are you trying not to think about it? Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) is a federal program designed to reduce the burden of student loan debt for people who work in public service. Larimer County is considered a public service employer for the purposes of these programs. For more information about TIAA's Savi program for student debt relief, please click here.

Human Resources Department

HOURS: Monday - Friday, 8:00am-4:30pm

200 West Oak, Suite 3200, Fort Collins, CO 80521
PO Box 1190, Fort Collins, CO 80522
PHONE: (970) 498-5970 | FAX: (970) 498-5980
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