Columbia College Chicago

Adjunct Faculty Benefits

Columbia College Chicago adjunct faculty are eligible to enroll in the following benefits:

CCC Tuition Remission

You are eligible to receive undergraduate tuition remission at Columbia equal to the number of credit hours taught up to a maximum of six credit hours per semester. These credits may be used in the semester earned or within one year from the time earned.

If your dependents are degree-seeking they may also receive tuition remission equal to the number of credit hours you are teaching up to a maximum of three credit hours per semester. These credits must be used in the semester in which they are earned. You will be asked to provide proof of dependent status. 

For important information regarding this benefit read the CCC Tuition Remission Policy. To enroll you must complete a CCC Tuition Remission Application prior to the start of the semester you wish to use the tuition remission benefit or you will forfeit the tuition remission benefit and be responsible for the full cost of the course(s).

Commuter Benefit Program

You can set aside pre-tax dollars to pay for your qualified transportation expenses (CTA, Metra, parking) that you incur commuting between your home and Columbia. IRS regulations do not allow this benefit to be used for anyone other than you. 

WageWorks provides easy online enrollment and account management. You can enroll, increase/decrease deductions, and cancel your enrollment at any time at

For more information about the commuter benefit program visit WageWorks FAQ page.

Tax Deferred Savings Plan

You have a choice of two supplemental retirement plans, TIAA CREF and Fidelity, that provide tax-deferred savings and let you save money for retirement. 

While the investment details may vary, they both work the same way:  money goes straight from your paycheck to an investment account, reducing your current income taxes.  Your contributions won't be taxable until you withdraw them at retirement.