Tuition Reimbursement is an often overlooked form of financial aid available to many to help decrease the costs of earning your degree. Higher Education has over the years become a necessity, opening doors for many to gain access to jobs that offer a higher salary and excellent benefits. Tuition costs have unfortunately been on a steady increase year over year, with one year costing as much as $40,000 at some institutions.
So my fellow college students will definitely agree that paying college is no easy feat. I mean even with help from parents, grants, scholarships, it’s still possible to come up short on your tuition. One of the ways to help pay for college is through tuition reimbursement.
Fortunately there are many companies out there that place a high value on a college education, and express this through offering tuition assistance. Tuition assistance can include tuition reimbursements, student loans at extremely low rates, tuition discounts, and college credits for courses taken at work. Below you will find a list of companies that should be on every college students list because of their tuition assistance programs, which in some cases are even given to Part Time team members. Some of the companies on the list may surprise you and feel free to add to the list.
The Banking/ Financial Industry on a whole is extremely generous when it comes to offering tuition reimbursement and it is pretty much considered a standard benefit by most.
Bank of America
Jp Morgan Chase- Tuition Reimbursement tied to performance
Space Coast Credit Union
Best Buy- Full Time Team Members Only
Amazon- Select majors only
Retail/Services/ Food and Beverage:
Starbucks- They announced that they will offer free 4 year degrees in partnership with the Arizona State University to all employees, this makes Starbucks one of the most generous companies where tuition reimbursement is concerned.
Toys R Us
Ross/ DDs Discounts- Limited tuition reimbursement in the form of a scholarship based on academic performance
Walmart – Tuition Discounts
TJX Stores (Marshalls etc)- Tuition reimbursement available only for those at the Corporate Home Office
Macy’s-Tuition Reimbursement available to select employees
Bloomingdales- Tuition Reimbursement available to select employees
Saks Fifth Avenue
Gap Inc. (Stores include Old Navy)- Limited Tuition Reimbursement for Full Time employees and only for select courses
Limited Brands (Stores in Include Victoria Secrets)- Tuition Reimbursement available only for Full Time Employees for select majors
Wegmans Food Market
Are there any companies we forgot to add to the list? Feel free to let us know in the comments section below.