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We dont have a thread that discusses this, and since many FW readers are college-age, this could be a helpful topic. Some employers offer tuition reimbursement even for entry level, part time workers (and even if the subject matter is not related to the employment).

Please list employers and details in a followup post or in the QUICK SUMMARY below.

I'll start off:

BANK OF AMERICA - Up to $2000 reimbursement per year for undergrad, $4k for graduate school. Any major for undergrad, grad work must be biz related. Not reported as income for undergrad. No restriction on yrs of employment or # of hours worked (this may have changed since I was aware of the plan). I knew someone who worked 6 hours on saturdays ONLY and got this

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BANK OF AMERICA - Up to $2000 reimbursement per year for undergrad, $4k for graduate school. Any major for undergrad, grad work must be biz related. Not reported as income for undergrad. No restriction on yrs of employment or # of hours worked (this may have changed since I was aware of the plan). I knew someone who worked 6 hours on saturdays ONLY and got this

Repayment Obligation

Bank of America provides the graduate-level tuition reimbursement to enhance the associates ability to contribute to the future success of Bank of America and to provide an incentive for the associate to continue employment with Bank of America. Therefore, the reimbursement is provided only on condition that the associate agrees to immediately repay the portion of the tuition reimbursement specified below if the associate voluntarily resigns employment (or is involuntarily terminated due to cause as determined by Bank of America) from within the Bank of America family of corporations within two years of the date of reimbursement.
Time elapsed from date of reimbursement Percentage of reimbursement to be repaid when employment ends*
Less than 6 months 100%
6 months to <12 months 75%
12 months to <18 months 50%
18 months to <24 months 25%
24 months + 0%

No conditions for repayment for the undergraduate reimbursement


CITIGROUP - 80% tuition reimbursement on any AA/BA and mba in business (Corporate Positions: $100,000 income limit; 80% reimbursement for any education, including undergraduate)

Boeing - Full reimbursement (full tuition and books, any subject) if you work 20 hours or more per week. My friend had her last year of USC (~ $30,000) paid for while interning.

Regions Bank - Tuition reimbursment up to $5000 per year towards a bachelors or graduate degree that could be used at the bank (business, technology-related, etc). Also, this may be useful to those just starting out, but Regions will reimburse for your 'core' classes on a bachleors degree no matter what your major even if it is not related to banking (in the past they did this). The tuition reimbursement is pro-rated for part time employees.

UPS - Earn and Learn program. From their site: Available in 51 UPS locations across the country, the UPS Earn and Learn program offers $3,000 per calendar year with a lifetime maximum of $15,000 in assistance. For part-time management employees, the benefits are increased to $4,000 per calendar year with a lifetime maximum of $20,000.

In addition to tuition assistance, part-time employees are eligible for forgivable student loans of $2,000 per calendar year with an $8,000 lifetime maximum.

Students are eligible for Earn and Learn the day they are hired and benefits are pro-rated accordingly if a student is hired mid-semester.


CSC (Computer Sciences Corp), offers $15K a year in tuition reimbursement.

Leopard's Lounge and other clubs - $1,500 to $2,000 in educational expenses per year to women or men who work three or four seven-hour shifts. link

Lockheed Martin $7500/yr if you are enrolled in a degree program that is relevant to your job function. If you participate in the company's leadership development program, different limits may apply(Usually, Prepaid tuition at 100%). Retention clause, if you voluntarily terminate within one year of receiving tuition reimbursement you will be required to repay reimbursements made within your final 12 months of employment.

Ann Taylor Pays 1/2 of tuition costs for full time employees.

UTC (United Technologies) Pays full tuition/books/fees for all Full Time employees. Also gives $10,000 in stock upon graduation.

IBM : Pays full tuition costs for full time employees.

Johnson & Johnson : Pays full tuition costs for courses relevant to your job. Taxes will be withheld for anything over the IRS limit.

Pfizer : Pays full tuition costs including fees and upto $150 for books per semester. Taxes will be withheld for anything over the IRS limit.

MetLife : Info current as of 2003, pays full tuition costs including fees. Taxes will be withheld for anything over the IRS limit.

Sun Micro and Oracle Corporation : Pays $5250 per year of tuition costs for full time employees.

Google $6500/year

Yahoo! $5000/year if you are working towards a degree. Other courses can be reimbursed by your department depending on the course's relevancy to your work.

eBay : Need info

Disney (Parks & Resorts...don't know about ABC or affiliates) - 100% of Costs - No Limit but for FT Hourly and Salaried Employees Only (Must average 32hrs worked each quarter). You also must pay for the tuition yourself and not have scholarships or other financial aid to cover the tuition.


Greatbatch Inc: 100% tuition reimbursement if you get C or above in any field. Does not have to relate to primary job function at all. No cap for employee, but dependants are capped at SUNY Buffalo rate. There is no requirement to stay on the job after graduation, nor requirement for time of service before tuition reimbursement kicks in. Available from day 1 of employment.

Home Depot: 50% reimbursement for tuition, books, and registration fees for approved coursework at regionally accredited colleges, universities, and post-secondary technical schools. $5000 max per year starts from day one, employment status does not matter.

Best Buy: 100% reimbursement for tuition, books, and registration fees for regionally accredited colleges, universities, and post-secondary technical schools. $3500 max per year, must be a full time employee (32 hrs/week min).

Circuit City: Up to $1000 per semester. Must have Bs or higher. Either full time or part time (worked for more than one year)

Citigroup

80% tuition reimbursement on any AA/BA and mba in business

Boeing -- Full reimbursement (full tuition and books, any subject) if you work 20 hours or more per week. My friend had her last year of USC (~ $30,000) paid for while interning.

Raytheon -- Up to ~ $7,500 a year reimbursement for grad school related to your work. If you quit work, you must repay anything they paid for tuition during the previous two years.

You can also apply to get accepted into a fellowship program that pays full graduate tuition (no cap) plus:
1) $5,000/year stipend but limits you to 20-36 Hrs of work/Week (50-90% pay) during the school year
or
2) Half salary while you go to school full time (0 hours at work)

For the fellowship program, the amount you must repay upon quiting is reduced linearly over two years -- ie quit after 1 year and you must repay half of what they paid.

Regions Bank - Tuition reimbursment up to $5000 per year towards a bachelors or graduate degree that could be used at the bank (business, technology-related, etc). Also, this may be useful to those just starting out, but Regions will reimburse for your 'core' classes on a bachleors degree no matter what your major even if it is not related to banking (in the past they did this). The tuition reimbursement is pro-rated for part time employees.

UPS - Earn and Learn program. From their site:

[Q] Available in 51 UPS locations across the country, the UPS Earn and Learn program offers $3,000 per calendar year with a lifetime maximum of $15,000 in assistance. For part-time management employees, the benefits are increased to $4,000 per calendar year with a lifetime maximum of $20,000.

In addition to tuition assistance, part-time employees are eligible for forgivable student loans of $2,000 per calendar year with an $8,000 lifetime maximum.

Students are eligible for Earn and Learn the day they are hired and benefits are pro-rated accordingly if a student is hired mid-semester.


CSC (Computer Sciences Corp), offers $15K a year in tuition reimbursement.

Leopard's Lounge and other clubs - $1,500 to $2,000 in educational expenses per year to women or men who work three or four seven-hour shifts. link

Cox the cable company, did just over $5,000 a year for BA, and may allow for a MBA for full time, part time was prorated, but may no longer be available.

Charter One/Citizens Bank pays $2500 annual for part time, $4000 for full time, $5000 for graduate study. Must be business related or for part of a business-related degree program.

US Patent Office

After 2 years, you can receive full reimbursement for law school (4-years part-time).
Of course, you have to stay about another 2 years afterwards to reap the full benefits.

So, roughly an 8 year committment.

(and it's a REALLY dry job)

awesome thread!!! I wish there was something like this earlier!!!
I turned down an offer from Citi, didn't want to go to interview at Lockheed, and now I am about to pay up $150K for MBA out of pocket! <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-sad.gif" border=0>

I guess I have to look hard at Boeing and Raythone in the next couple month.

What a crappy way to look for an employer. Why go after 3-4K Tution reimbursement when you can find a job somewhere else f0r 7-8K more without restricting your search to this list. Why waste Finance forum for this kind of useless topics.

fatcool said: [Q]What a crappy way to look for an employer. Why go after 3-4K Tution reimbursement when you can find a job somewhere else f0r 7-8K more without restricting your search to this list. Why waste Finance forum for this kind of useless topics.

Very true, with this thread, I wouldn't even bother with the ones who only offer a few K per year since I am staring $45K/year tuition. Never even heard ones who would pay half salary for full time program Like Raytheon. Now there's a chance I might get my Ivy league MBA without mounting a huge debt.

John Deere:

This policy applies to interns/co-ops too:

Have to pay back if you quit within 3 years though.



Eligibility begins on your first day of employment. Courses must have a direct relationship to improving skills for a current or potential future job within John Deere. Each employee pursuing a degree must sign a repayment agreement. We cover the cost of technology, library and laboratory fees associated with course attendance, subject to the calendar year maximums called out below

Undergraduate Degrees

Reimbursement for tuition and fees for credit and non-credit courses is 100 percent, subject to annual caps:

* $7,500 for full-time employees
* $3,000 for part-time employees

Employees can enroll in a maximum of three concurrent courses during any one timeframe, regardless of the number of credit hours.

Graduate Degrees and other Graduate-level Courses
Reimbursement for tuition and fees for credit and non-credit courses is 100 percent, subject to annual caps:

* $15,000 for full-time employees
* $ 5,000 for part-time employees

Employees can enroll in a maximum of three concurrent courses during any one timeframe, regardless of the number of credit hours.

just a few that I know of:

Johnson & Johnson - 100% tuition reimbursement
Merck - 100% graduate studies reimbursement, once authorized for job related duties
GlazoSmithKline - 100% graduate studies reimbursement, once authorized for job related duties
Wyeth Pharmaceuticals - 90% up to $7,500 per calendar year
Genentech - 90% up to $10,000 per calendar year

Experian - $6000 per year, approval needed (Tuition only, no books)

fatcool said: [Q]What a crappy way to look for an employer. Why go after 3-4K Tution reimbursement when you can find a job somewhere else f0r 7-8K more without restricting your search to this list. Why waste Finance forum for this kind of useless topics.

Maybe this is useless to you but there is a large segment of the population who can not just get a job that pays $7-8k more. I have a solid job and BS, so what an employer would pay for my graduate degree was not the one determining factor in choosing a job - but think about the people out there who are not skilled in an area and don't have experience...jobs like bank tellers are easy to come by and I think some of these companies are a great option for people who are just graduating from high school but don't know how they are going to pay for college. I think for them evaluating their career plans and these companies tuition benefits could amount to a great financial benefit for them.

Also, this is not employer specific, but most colleges and univerisities provide some sort of tuition benefit even for jobs like custodial, food service, etc.

brokestudent said: [Q]
Also, this is not employer specific, but most colleges and univerisities provide some sort of tuition benefit even for jobs like custodial, food service, etc.

Yup. I work for a private college. They will pay for up to 2 classes (6 credits) a semester and 1 each summer session. I only pay fees ($25 a semester) and books. One nice thing is that you submit a form as payment, as opposed to many companies where you pay out of pocket and then get reimbursed.

They also cover undergrad tuititon for kids if you've worked there for 5 years, and we have a tuition exchange program where your child can go to another school for free.

Food service workers at our school would not be covered, though, as they aren't college employees - we subcontract through Sudexho.

MadAnthony said: [Q]Food service workers at our school would not be covered, though, as they aren't college employees - we subcontract through Sudexho.

same idea here at cmu (100% for 2 classes/semester @ cmu, or 50% reimbursement elsewhere).

janitorial staff is outsourced -- it's not my favorite policy in the world.

Don't forget the government. I work for a state and they pay for two classes (any major, graduate/undergraduate) each semester.

Work for parents if they have a small business. The business can set up Tuition Reimbursement as a fringe benefit to "ALL EMPLOYEES". The business can deduct up to $5250/year/employee from its income and not having to pay tax on it. The reimbursement dollars is not reported as income on the employee W2. Above the $5250 limit (it may be higher for next year, don't know for sure), then the employee will start to pay income tax on it (but probably at a lower rate than the business' tax rate). More info on IRS.gov...

Forrest Pharmaceutical

100% and books reimbursed

need approval for course to be pursued

and need to stay 2 years after completion of course

Does anyone have any experience with Citigroup's program? What are the terms? Do they support executive mba programs, etc.

Im at bof a as a part time teller and the reimbursement is great. my friends work at wells fargo and they have it as well.

Cingular Wireless has the following: "Tuition Reimbursement Program—Eligible expenses reimbursed for approved degreed and work-related courses up to $5,250 annually. Eligibility begins one year after your start date."

http://www.cingular.com/about/careers_benefits

DoD acquisition jobs require continuous learning. there is no cap on the amount they will spend, and no commitment attached to receiving their money either. For example, NAVAIR, SPAWAR, etc. Folks at my program office have gotten degrees from good schools, primarily around DC, and they pay for everything including the books.

Gingergirl said: [Q]Don't forget the government. I work for a state and they pay for two classes (any major, graduate/undergraduate) each semester.

You should also look at the National Guard. In addition to the Federal benefits list below, some states have additonal benefits (for example, Colorado pays up to 75% of tuition). These state benefits are IN ADDITION TO (AKA DOUBLE DIP) the federal benefits listed below:

Army National Guard (ARNG)
The ARNG Federal Tuition Assistance (FTA) Program provides financial assistance to part-time ARNG soldiers in support of their professional and personal self-development goals. A masters degree may be supported provided funding is available. Their vision is to provide quality programs, services and support that will enable soldiers to achieve their education objectives and further enhance the strength and relevance of the Army National Guard. Members of the Army National Guard may qualify for one or more of the following TA programs

Federal Tuition Assistance (Part time Citizen Soldiers):
For FY05 the ARNG maximum amount paid for federal tuition assistance (FTA) for Part Time Soldiers is:



    100% Tuition up to $250 @ Semester Credit Hour, or $167 @ Quarter Credit Hour


      Fees up to $500


        Not to exceed $4500 @ Fiscal Year


          High School or equivalency level may be funded at 100% of tuition and fees, but are still limited to the $4,500 annual cap.


            May be used with the MGIB-Selected Reserve (SR) or MGIB-Active Duty (AD) for the same course based on the following;


              MGIB-SR participants must be enrolled at least ˝ time or more to combine benefits


                MGIB-AD participants who are drawing GI Bill-Kicker (Army College Fund, etc.) benefits are NOT eligible for ARNG FTA


                  ARNG recommends that schools apply FTA prior to Pell Grants, to allow for maximizing benefit for student financial needs
                  Note: ARNG FTA operates on a limited budget and is NOT a guaranteed benefit. It is offered on a ‘first come, first served’ basis.


                  I'd prefer to keep my limbs intact, thanks

                  didYOUsearch said: [Q]I'd prefer to keep my limbs intact, thanks

                  Ahh... I see how far we have progressed from "Ask not what your country can do for you..."
                  Of course, "progressed" might not be the right word. <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-blush.gif" border=0>

                  Oh well, I respect your opinion. <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-cool.gif" border=0>

                  FedEx Express pays $3000 per year, I believe that includes books. Classes must be relavent to your career path at FedEx (not hard to do unless you're a history/philosphy/rec ed/etc. major).

                  -Nitesbane

                  FatMoneyClip said: [Q]didYOUsearch said: [Q]I'd prefer to keep my limbs intact, thanks

                  Ahh... I see how far we have progressed from "Ask not what your country can do for you..."
                  Of course, "progressed" might not be the right word. <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-blush.gif" border=0>

                  Oh well, I respect your opinion. <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-cool.gif" border=0>

                  this country is not weath losing a limp for. stupid purple heart!!!!

                  locass316 said: [Q]Im at bof a as a part time teller and the reimbursement is great. my friends work at wells fargo and they have it as well.
                  I tried to find this info on their website its not listed. Can you point me into the right direction? Thanks!

                  companies dont post all their benefit details on public websites, ask HR

                  yahoo give 5k/year

                  Verizon Wireless: Up to $8,000/year for full time and $4,000/year for part time employees. Benefit available on employment start date. Tuition paid upon proof of passing grade, even covers books and other expenses. Offers prepaid tuition for certain schools.

                  alphnasx said: [Q]this country is not weath losing a limp for. stupid purple heart!!!!

                  <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-blush.gif" border=0>

                  sooprnova said: [Q]Verizon Wireless: Up to $8,000/year for full time and $4,000/year for part time employees. Benefit available on employment start date. Tuition paid upon proof of passing grade, even covers books and other expenses. Offers prepaid tuition for certain schools.

                  Does this info apply to Verizon as a whole or just Verizon Wireless?

                  Chevron

                  75% reimbursed, no limit
                  benefits start the first work day
                  you can leave the company after completing your studies and do not have to pay anything back to the company. No vesting period.

                  Ericsson Inc. -- Tution reimbursement upto $5,250 per calender year...

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                  On my recent interview with Citibank for a full time position I was told tuition reimbursement was available after working at the company for 1 year and that is was up to $6,000. I don't know if they require you to make a commitment to the company if you utilize the tuition reimbursement program but it still is not a bad offer. Also, in the Pennsylvania area Citibank does not offer part time teller positions although this may not be the case in other regions.



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