Companies that Offer Tuition Reimbursement

 

Hey mama!

I was emotional mess through the majority of my son’s senior year of high school. Seriously, every sappy or stupid commercial, touching storyline or even a look from a fellow “senior mom” could bring on the flow of tears. So began a game of “keep your mind busy, Shaylah” or “have several emotional breakdowns throughout each day”.  For the sake of my family and my sanity, I made the decision to keep my mind busy….

And in doing so I found myself researching ways to pay for college, scholarships, financial aid…pretty much anything to do with college and finances. I have notebooks full of notes and my computer full of spreadsheets. Soon my son’s friends were coming over for help.  God bless those sweet boys…how I adore them!

When my son started driving {another trigger for my out of control emotions} and wanted a job other than the lawn mowing job he had since 7th grade, I looked for part-time jobs, who hired teenagers and offered tuition assistance. Sadly, that list was small. Not sure what I was expecting but at the same time I had multiple single moms in my span of care, returning to college or going to college for the first time. 

So sweet mama… if you, your high school aged teenager or your kid in college, is looking for a job or career that offers tuition benefits…then look no further!

 

I was emotional mess through the majority of my son’s senior year of high school. Seriously, every sappy or stupid commercial, touching storyline or even a look from a fellow “senior mom” could bring on the flow of tears. So began a game of “keep your mind busy, Shaylah” or “have several emotional breakdowns throughout each day”.  For the sake of my family and my sanity, I made the decision to keep my mind busy….  And in doing so I found myself researching ways to pay for college, scholarships, financial aid…pretty much anything to do with college and finances. I have notebooks full of notes and my computer full of spreadsheets. Soon my son’s friends were coming over for help.  God bless those sweet boys…how I adore them!  When my son started driving {another trigger for my out of control emotions} and wanted a job other than the lawn mowing job he had since 7th grade, I looked for part-time jobs, who hired teenagers and offered tuition assistance. Sadly, that list was small. Not sure what I was expecting but at the same time I had multiple single moms in my span of care, returning to college or going to college for the first time.   So sweet mama… if you, your high school aged teenager or your kid in college, is looking for a job or career that offers tuition benefits…then look no further!

A.

Anthem: Anthem offers up to $5,000 in tax-free reimbursement annually to help its employees cover the cost of tuition, fees and books at accredited institutions. In addition, through its partnership with College for America at Southern New Hampshire University, it offers no-cost associate or bachelor’s degrees online. Benefits are available to full-time and part-time employees who work at least 20 hours a week. Another requirement is to have been with the company at least six months.

Apple – Apple offers tuition reimbursement up to $5,000 for their full-time employees.
 
AT&T – AT&T employees may be eligible to receive up to $3,500 per year for approved courses and educational experience, with a lifetime maximum of $20,000 for undergraduate expenses and up to $25,000 for graduate expenses, after one year of employment.

B.

Bank of America – Bank of America employees of at least six months may be eligible to receive up to $5,250 for job-related courses, covering tuition, textbooks and other educational expenses.

Baxter – Baxter employees are eligible for the educational assistance program, which allows up to $5,250 per year of tuition reimbursement for undergraduate courses. Baxter will assist with graduate coursework as long as upper management approves.

Best Buy – Best Buy offers active, full-time employees of at least six months who are working at least 32 hours per week may be eligible to receive up to $3,500 per year for undergraduate coursework and up to $5,250 for graduate coursework. 

Boeing – Boeing provides educational assistance for up to $3,000 for full-time employees.

BP – The BP educational assistance program will reimburse eligible full-time employees for up to 90% of educational expenses. 

C.

Chevron – Working with Chevron’s Career Development Support, Chevron employees can receive educational support benefits up to 75% of the costs of tuition, books, and qualified fees for approved courses. 
 

Chipotle Mexican Grill – Chipotle employee’s can receive tuition reimbursement up to $5,250. Salaried employees and hourly managers at Chipotle are eligible right away; hourly crew members must wait at least a year. 

Comcast – Employees of Comcast can be reimbursed up to $5,750 per year for undergraduate and graduate educational expenses. The company also has its Leaders and Achievers Scholarship Program, which awards students more than $1,000 per year.

D.

Deloitte – Glassdoor reports that the reimbursement program is $10,000 a year after 1 year of employment. However, for “top performing professionals,” Deloitte offers a Graduate School Assistance Program that offers participants full tuition reimbursement after two years of employment, post graduate school, along with giving a “technology allowance” for computer-related purchases. Deloitte also negotiates discounts for graduate school entrance exam preparation classes.

Disney – Employees may receive up to $700 per college credit, 100% reimbursement for their books and up to $100 per course for the cost of materials.

E.

F.

Fiat Chrysler – The UAW-Chrysler Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) which offers eligible, active employees tuition assistance when taking job-related courses through accredited educational institutions that have been pre-approved by the TAP committee. They have a strict $5,000 per calendar year policy. Beginning this year, a $200 book reimbursement benefit will also be offered to employees utilizing TAP benefits. Bonus: Dependents of eligible Fiat Chrysler employees are also eligible for a $1,500 scholarship.

Fidelity – Fidelity’s full-time employees with at least six months of service may apply for tuition reimbursement for up to 90% of certain costs, up to $10,000 per year. They also offer a student loan payback option.

Ford – Ford provides tuition up to $5,000 per year for courses leading to an associate’s degree, bachelor’s degree, master’s degree, or Ph.D.

G.

Gap – Gap provides up to $5,000 annually through its Tuition Reimbursement Program when employees take courses relevant to their current job or immediate career growth.

H.

Home Depot – Home Depot will cover up to $5,000 for all salaried associates and $3,000 for full-time hourly associates who have been working at the company for at least a year to take courses related to their business. After 90 days of employment, Home Depot offers up to $5,000 a year in tuition reimbursement for salaried employees, up to $3,000 for full-time hourly employees and up to $1,500 for part-time hourly employees.

I.

Intel – Intel covers 100% of reimbursable costs, including tuition and textbooks. It also has an internal training organization called Intel University that provides more than 7,000 courses.While technology giant Intel provides its own in-house training organization called Intel University that offers over 7,000 courses to help foster workers’ career goals, employees may also qualify for financial assistance for work-related courses outside of Intel as well. Their tuition assistance program offers 100% of reimbursable costs including tuition, books, and certain fees.

J.

JetBlue – The JetBlue scholars program covers the cost of JetBlue-approved online courses. Employees who have worked for JetBlue for at least two years and have at least 15 college credits are eligible for the program.

K.

Kaplan – Kaplan benefits start on the first day of your employment. You also have the opportunity to work remotely.

L.

M.

McDonald’s – McDonald’s gives $700 a year to hourly paid restaurant workers, and up to $1,050 to restaurant managers. The company’s Archways to Opportunity tuition program can be used for either an on-campus or online class. The employee needs to work at least 20 hours a week and has been at McDonald’s for at least a year before being able to cash in on this tuition benefit. 

N.

O.

Oracle – Oracle’s regular, full-time employees may receive up to $5,250 per the calendar year in tuition reimbursement for courses related to their current or future responsibilities at Oracle. 

P.

Pizza Hut – Pizza Hut offers the Life Unboxed EDU tuition reimbursement program to its hourly employees. The pizza chain offers a discount at a reduced rate at Excelsior College of 45 percent off undergraduate tuition and 15 percent off graduate programs at its New York-based partner college. For an employee attending part-time for a bachelor’s degree, the program slashes the tuition and fees from $5,880 to $3,234, according to Excelsior’s net tuition calculator. The benefit is extended to all Pizza Hut employees and their immediate family members. Employees must work at least 60 days to qualify. 

Procter & Gamble – Procter & Gamble’s tuition reimbursement program that offers 80% reimbursement of pre-approved tuition and fees with a lifetime cap of $40,000. 

Publix – The tuition reimbursement program at Publix covers individual courses, occupational/technical programs, and some undergraduate programs. Any associate who has worked for at least six months and works an average of 10 hours per week is eligible to receive up to $3,200 per year with a maximum of $12,800 of tuition reimbursement, with approval from a manager. To receive tuition reimbursement for a graduate degree, you must get higher approval.

Q.

Qualcomm’s – Qualcomm’s tuition reimbursement program can be found here: http://www.qualcomm.com/careers/pro/us-sd-benefits

R.

Raytheon’s – Offers employees reimbursement for approved courses and accredited certificate/degree programs relevant to their position within the company. Full-time employees are eligible for up to $10,000 in assistance each year. Raytheon also provides scholarships for employees’ children through their Raytheon Scholars Program.

S.

Smuckers – Smuckers will reimburse employees up to 100% of tuition for college courses approved by Smuckers. There is also a scholarship program for children dependents of Smuckers employees. Which will award recipients $3,000 per year for up to ten years.

Sprint – Sprint’s tuition-reimbursement program will cover 90% of eligible tuition expenses, up to $3,500 each year. Full-time employees are eligible and part-time employees working 20 to 30 hours a week receive prorated tuition reimbursement.

Starbucks – Starbucks wants its employees not only to learn how to make amazing espressos but also to get a college education. In June 2014, Starbucks launched their Starbucks College Achievement Plan (SCAP) in partnership with Arizona State University. Full tuition coverage is available for all four years of study with no commitment to stay with Starbucks after graduation. Under the partnership plan with ASU, Starbucks reimburses its employees’ tuition costs after the end of each semester. The value of this tuition assistance is around $47,040 – the estimated cost of attending ASU’s online program full-time for four years. A Starbucks hourly employee who works an average of 20 hours a week at any company-operated store is eligible from day one of employment. And the Pathway to Admission program helps employees who don’t qualify for admission to ASU get up to speed tuition-free. Bonus: If the employee happens to be a military member or veteran, Starbucks will offer the same SCAP benefit to a spouse or child!

T.

TDI Industries – TDI Industries offers unlimited tuition reimbursement to full-time employees after three years of employment. The company will also pay the full cost for trade school with no waiting period.

U.

UPS – The “Earn and Learn Program” with UPS allows you to get a career started and get help with paying for college. UPS says if you join the team as a part-time package handler, you can earn $5,250 for college each year with a lifetime maximum of $25,000. However, the program is only available at certain locations and only offered with the part-time package handler position. UPS offers tuition assistance to both full-time and part-time employees. Since the program began in 1999, it has invested $187 million in tuition assistance for approximately 113,000 college students.

V.

Verizon – All employees of Verizon are eligible to receive up to $8,000 per year of tuition reimbursement. Verizon says it provided $94.1 million in tuition assistance to employees in 2015. Verizon has a tuition assistance program, LearningLink, which offers up to $8,000 a year for full-time employees and $4,000 for part-time.

W.

Wal-mart – Part-time and full-time Wal-Mart associates and eligible family members of associates, may receive 15% tuition grants at American Public University, an online institution.

Wells Fargo – In addition to health plans, paid time off and special discounts on Wells Fargo products, employees can receive up to $5,000 per year of tuition reimbursement. WF also offers $1,000 to $3,000 educational scholarships to dependent children of employees. 

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I’m unable to locate the exact tuition reimbursement policies for the following 28 companies through their websites and benefits pages. However, I have read through various sources and research online, that some sort of higher education perks may be offered through these employers. If you have knowledge regarding their tuition reimbursement plans, please let me know in the comments below.

  1. Aeropostale
  2. Ann Taylor
  3. Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield
  4. Applied Materials
  5. Barnes and Noble
  6. Capital One
  7. CarMax
  8. Chase
  9. Coca-Cola
  10. Discover Card
  11. ExxonMobil
  12. Ford
  13. Gap
  14. GE
  15. Google
  16. John Deere
  17. Johnson & Johnson
  18. KFC
  19. Lane Bryant
  20. Lockheed Martin
  21. Lowe’s
  22. Macy’s
  23. Nike
  24. Siemens
  25. Staples
  26. Target
  27. Walgreens
  28. Yahoo

Is there an employer you would add? Do you work for one of the above companies? If so, what is their tuition reimbursement program like?

I was emotional mess through the majority of my son’s senior year of high school. Seriously, every sappy or stupid commercial, touching storyline or even a look from a fellow “senior mom” could bring on the flow of tears. So began a game of “keep your mind busy, Shaylah” or “have several emotional breakdowns throughout each day”.  For the sake of my family and my sanity, I made the decision to keep my mind busy….  And in doing so I found myself researching ways to pay for college, scholarships, financial aid…pretty much anything to do with college and finances. I have notebooks full of notes and my computer full of spreadsheets. Soon my son’s friends were coming over for help.  God bless those sweet boys…how I adore them!  When my son started driving {another trigger for my out of control emotions} and wanted a job other than the lawn mowing job he had since 7th grade, I looked for part-time jobs, who hired teenagers and offered tuition assistance. Sadly, that list was small. Not sure what I was expecting but at the same time I had multiple single moms in my span of care, returning to college or going to college for the first time.   So sweet mama… if you, your high school aged teenager or your kid in college, is looking for a job or career that offers tuition benefits…then look no further!

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