The old thread was archived and I hope that some people have things to add to it, as I am searching for a new job that will help me pay for my graduate school tuition. Thanks to didyousearch for the original thread.
"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."
ABN AMRO / LaSalle Bank 100% up to $10,000 per year.
American Federation of Teachers- up to $17,500 loan forgiveness off of your Stafford loans. 100% loan forgiveness for your Perkins loans. Both after 5 years of teaching in high need schools.
AmeriCorps- Grants volunteers with at least one year of service as much as $4,725 toward loan repayments or future tuition.
Ann Taylor Pays 1/2 of tuition costs for full time employees.
Applied Materials Up to $8,500 reimbursement, courses relevant to your job. Taxes will be withheld for anything over the IRS limit.
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
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
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).
Boeing - Full reimbursement (full tuition and books, any subject as long as it qualifies for college or continuing education credits, no cap on cost) if you work 20 hours or more per week. My friend had her last year of USC (~ $30,000) paid for while interning. They also provide 100 shares of stock after an undergrad graduation. The stock vests over 3 years. They give 50 shares for a masters or doctorate degree. It's probably the best or one of the best company education reimbursement plans possible.
Booz Allen Hamilton - 5k (degree seeking) or 2.5k (certificate seeking) a year for tuition and related expenses
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 (Corporate Positions: $100,000 income limit; 80% reimbursement for any education, including undergraduate)
CNA Insurance Companies - Up to $5000 per year for tuition (not Law degrees)
Convergys (Call center job) - Need to work 20 hours per week. I don't remember the details for reimbursement, but it was VERY generous.
CSC (Computer Sciences Corp), offers $15K a year in tuition reimbursement.
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.
ExxonMobil: 100% of tuition, books and most related fees are reimbursed at end of each semester, no maximum dollar amount. Must pass classes, but no specific grade is required. Enrollment in classes cannot begin until after 90 days of employment. Pre-approval of supervisor required. No online courses unless no equivalent classes/program is offered locally. Must be part of a degree program, unless individual classes are related to current job. NOTE: For full-time employees only (32+ hrs./week), but this benefit is available at all levels, from sales associates at all company-owned gas stations, on up through corporate levels. CHANGE TO PROGRAM: : As of 01/01/2008, courses and degrees must be in some type of a business field.
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.
IBM : Pays full tuition costs for full time employees. (The classes must be related to your field of work.)
Johnson & Johnson : Pays full tuition costs for courses relevant to your job. Taxes will be withheld for anything over the IRS limit.
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. Recently the limit for Graduate Engineering programs was increased to 15000/yr
MetLife : Info current as of 2003, pays full tuition costs including fees. 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.
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.
Siemens $5500 per year for Bachelor or Masters. Only one degree allowed.
Southern Company - Reimbursement for up to $5000 per year of tuition and fees at 100% for grades C and above and a passing grade on a pass/fail course. Regular part time employees receive half the reimbursement of full time employees. Tuition reimbursement is available immediately upon employment.
Staples - $750 1st year, $1500 second year, $2000 third year - available to PT associates 18 hrs/week
Symantec Corporation : Pays $5250 per year of tuition costs for full time employees. Only goes towards relevant degrees.
Sun Micro and Oracle Corporation : Pays $5250 per year of tuition costs for full time employees.
TriWest Healthcare Alliance : This isn't a national company, but does cover 22 states. TriWest offers 3k per year for tuition reimbursement, undergrad or graduate.
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.
UTC (United Technologies) Pays full tuition/books/fees for all Full Time employees. Also gives $10,000 in stock upon graduation.
Well's Fargo offers tuition reimbursement after 6 months of working at least part time 20hrs for business majors. i think its $2500 for part time, and $5000 for fulltime employees. they will only pay for tuition, they will not pay for the additional fee's such as health, parking, or any other misc fees.
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.
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posted: Jul. 8, 2007 @ 11:02p
This seems somewhat relevant :
You Belong in CT, a statewide program which if you get a PhD in some of the fields listed (mostly biotech stuff), and then *work* in CT, you'll get 25k back from the state.
EDIT : I understand that it's link from a website, but I live in CT, and I am offered this incentive though I can't take it as I don't work in the required fields.
posted: Jul. 8, 2007 @ 11:24p
what about companies that will pay off your school loans and debts after you graduate and work for them?
posted: Jul. 9, 2007 @ 1:39p
i386 said: what about companies that will pay off your school loans and debts after you graduate and work for them?
Sure, that's a great idea. Just add it to the QS with the details.
State and federal governmental offices often provide some form of tuition discounts for state institutions. The best deals are often working for colleges. Many allow you to take two three-hour courses per semester for free...regardless of what your position is: support jobs, maintenance, etc.
posted: Jul. 9, 2007 @ 8:41p
Trinidon2k said: Someone want to alphabetize this? Done!
posted: Jul. 10, 2007 @ 12:04a
i worked for well's fargo and they offered tuition reimbursement after 6 months of working at least part time 20hrs for business majors. i think its $2500 for part time, and $5000 for fulltime employees. they will only pay for tuition, they will not pay for the additional fee's such as health, parking, or any other misc fees.
posted: Jul. 10, 2007 @ 12:13a
So one could join Home Depot, get $5k towards tuition, and leave? Any confirmation on this?
posted: Jul. 10, 2007 @ 12:32a
I cant speak for home depot only Circuit City. If i was to request tuition reimbursement from Circuit City i have to continue to work there for the next year. If i quit or im fired i have 30 days to repay whatever reimbursement they gave me.
posted: Jul. 10, 2007 @ 2:25a
I work for TriWest Healthcare Alliance, and even though this isn't a national company, we do cover 22 states. TriWest offers 3k per year for tuition reimbursement, undergrad or graduate.
The truly amazing benefit is since we serve as a contractor for the military, the company will pay your salary difference between your current salary and what the military offers you (if less) if you join the National Guard or get called to active duty while you are away! I don't know of any other employer doing this.
AmeriCorps- Grants volunteers with at least one year of service as much as $4,725 toward loan repayments or future tuition.
posted: Jul. 10, 2007 @ 12:32p
posted: Jul. 10, 2007 @ 9:14p
Is these all jobs and waivers mentioned are only for citizens here, or for F1 and J1 visa holders also? Thanks for the info.
posted: Jul. 19, 2007 @ 1:18a
I am going to bump this...GOOD INFO...but it needs to be more specific. I think many major companies offer this but the details on websites are very vague. You should probably talk to HR at the company for the best info.
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posted: Jul. 21, 2007 @ 4:35p
nice thread . you forgot to mention that if you work for a university full time the tuition at the same university is almost free ( with exception to few courses )
posted: Jul. 21, 2007 @ 6:06p
manuvns said: nice thread . you forgot to mention that if you work for a university full time the tuition at the same university is almost free ( with exception to few courses )
but usually they restrict the number of course hours you can take per semester
The program is designed for high-performing employees for work-related educational development.
Undergraduate degrees: $5,000 annual cap for full-time employees/$2,500 annual cap for part-time salaried employees.
Graduate degrees, Certification (if applicable): $7,500 annual cap for full-time employees/$5,000 annual cap for part-time salaried employees.
An employee's degree program must be job-related and aligned with the employee's position and overall development plan.
Degree program and classes must be approved by the Business CEO or Functional Executive that was designated by your LOB.
Eligible Tuition Expenses
Eligible tuition expenses include required registration and lab fees and full tuition under the terms of the program. The cost of books, housing, late fees, deferment, parking, installment, insurance, commuting, application fees and other expenses are not included.
Note: All tuition costs will be charged to the cost center that is listed on the employees' approved application.
Full-time Employee A full-time employee may receive a tuition advance or reimbursement for up to: Undergraduate: $5,000 per calendar year based on the start date of the class. Graduate: $7,500 per calendar year based on the start date of the class.
Part-Time Salaried Employee Part-time, salaried employees may receive a tuition advance or reimbursement for up to: Undergraduate: $2,500 per calendar year based on the start date of the class. Graduate: $5,000 per calendar year based on the start date of the class.
Degree Approval Forms(DAF) All employees who wish to pursue a degree/certification must first submit an online Degree Approval Form. The DAF must be approved by the employee's direct manager and the line of business executive. All employees must have an approved Degree Approval Form on file prior to submitting tuition application(s) for coursework.
Click here for the online Degree Approval Form
Course (tuition) Application
All applications for coursework must be approved by the employee's direct manager and the line of business executive. An employee may be eligible to submit an application once it has been confirmed that there is a DAF on file. It is recommended that the application for coursework be submitted to CAEL approximately three weeks prior to course registration.
Please Note: Each line of business may have different processes on submitting DAF and course approval applications. All employees must make sure that they are familiar with their line of business approval process and timeline for submitting all forms and applications.
Certifications Certification programs leading to a job-required license or certification (such as Series 7 for Securities employees) are generally paid directly by the cost center as an expense item.
Payment Options You may receive payment for approved courses in one of two ways.
Tuition Reimbursement You pay the tuition, required registration and lab fees for approved courses before the course begins and receive reimbursement after the course is completed. In order to receive tuition reimbursement, you must:
Submit your approved tuition application before registration to ensure that all courses and fees are eligible under the program. Obtain approval for any changes made to the original tuition application by submitting a Course Change Form (.pdf). Failure to gain prior approval for course changes may result in the denial of reimbursement for substitute course(s). Obtain a grade of "C" or better or a "Pass" in a PASS/FAIL course. Submit your original grade and itemized bursar's receipt indicating method of payment within 90 days of completing the course.
Tuition Advance You may request to have an advance to cover the cost of your tuition, required registration, and lab fees for approved courses before the course begins by: Submitting your approved course approval application and required documentation to the tuition administrators. Obtaining approval for any changes made to the original course approval application by submitting a Course Change Form (.pdf).
In order to receive another advance, you must: Achieve a grade of "C" or better or a "Pass" in a PASS/FAIL course; Submit your grades and itemized bursar's receipt within 90 days of completing the course; If you receive an advance and fail to submit grades within 90 days of completing the course, you are ineligible to apply for additional advances for 15 months from the end of the 90-day grace period within which your grades were to have been submitted.
posted: Jul. 24, 2007 @ 6:59a
I work for SW Bell/Cingular/SBC/AT&T - whatever you wanna call us these days...but we have $5,250 towards tuition reimbursement for undergrad and grad programs for bargained employees and $5,250 towards undergrad and $7k for grad programs for non-bargained folks. Used to be $10K across the board, but they cut that back shortly after SW Bell Wireless became Cingular.
posted: Jul. 24, 2007 @ 3:07p
faztcobra said: I work for SW Bell/Cingular/SBC/AT&T - whatever you wanna call us these days...but we have $5,250 towards tuition reimbursement for undergrad and grad programs for bargained employees and $5,250 towards undergrad and $7k for grad programs for non-bargained folks. Used to be $10K across the board, but they cut that back shortly after SW Bell Wireless became Cingular.
Do part time workers qualify for this benefit?
posted: Jul. 27, 2007 @ 2:17p
i have heard WalMart helps with tuition costs? anyone know anything about that? TIA
posted: Jul. 29, 2007 @ 5:42p
Does anyone know if employees of the Federal Government are eligible to receive any type of tuition reimbursement?
posted: Aug. 24, 2007 @ 1:09a
Does tuition reimbursement usually apply to only while currently taking the courses? or can the money be applied to student loans? Being able to put this money towards student loans would be great because I wasn't this smart while going to school to have someone else pay for it.
posted: Aug. 24, 2007 @ 2:49p
I cannot imagine when an employer would pay off your student loans, but I'm sure there is someone with an example...
Tuition reimbursement works as an employee benefit to incent people to work for the company. They generally work two ways - 1) you are reimbursed for the cost of classes after you pass or 2) they "advance" you the funds to pay for school and forgive a loan you sign once you provide qualifying passing grades.
One of the ideas is that if you are hired without a degree, then you benefit the company by getting your degree/credentials / etc. and are more of a benefit to the company with this degree/credential/etc. so it's worth it to them. If you already have a degree and student loans, what benefit to the company is it to pay off your loans? They hired you based upon your degree and you're not adding any additional value to the company for the payoff proceeds.
posted: Sep. 27, 2007 @ 3:35p
Capital One- -Benefits start first day of employment -*100% tuition reimbursement for qualified classes. -3 weeks paid vacation per year
Can anybody tell me of some other companies that you can work 20 hrs or less and get tuition reimbursement on hire?
posted: Sep. 27, 2007 @ 11:27p
To add to the Best Buy reimbursement. You have had to have worked there for at least 6 months and must still be full time by the end of the semester. You can also get up to $5000 for graduate level classes. Must have C or higher for undergrad, B or higher for grad.
posted: Oct. 10, 2007 @ 7:30a
Bush Gardens- You need to be "part-time status" you get that after 2 months being "seasonal". 85% tuition 100%books.
FedexKinkos you can get it being part time. Not sure exact details.
BicGraphics-you can get it working part-time. Not sure exact details.
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