Tuition Programs Columbia University offers several programs for tuition, both at and outside of the University. Columbia: The Tuition Exemption Benefit Program is offered for both Officers and Support Staff, so that you and your family members may take courses at Columbia. Other Colleges: College Tuition Scholarships for Officers' children can help offset the costs of college tuition outside Columbia. Primary Schools: Primary Tuition Scholarships for Officers' children can help offset the costs of primary schools. Some collective bargaining units offer additional tuition benefits for their members; please see Union Contracts for more information. For additional details and eligibility requirements, please read the Benefits descriptions found on the Human Resources website.