25+ Companies with College Tuition Reimbursement Programs
Last updated March 20, 2023
College can be expensive! For some students, financial aid and scholarships can only cover so much of the cost of a degree or certificate. Why not work for a company that will give you a paycheck AND pay for college? This is known as “tuition reimbursement”, where an employer gives money to an employee to help cover some of the education costs of going to school. Some companies pre-pay up front, while others provide a refund after you complete your degree.
Check out this list of companies with tuition reimbursement programs, and a breakdown of how their programs work!
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After one year of continuous employment, Amazon will pre-pay 95% of tuition and fees for any employee (part or full-time) to earn certificates and associate degrees in high-demand occupations like aircraft mechanics, computer-aided design, medical lab technologies, nursing, and many other fields.
Full time employees at Anthem Inc, a health insurance company, are eligible for up to $5,000 a year in reimbursement for tuition and textbooks. Part time employees are eligible for up to $2,500 a year. All part and full-time employees who work at least 20 hours a week and have worked for Anthem for at least 6 months qualify.
Apple offers a few ways to help full-time employees with their education. The Apple Education Reimbursement program can help with formal education up to $5,250 for expenses, including tuition. Apple also has Apple University, which provides classes and training to help employees build skills.
Part and full-time employees at AT&T can receive tuition assistance up to $5,250 per year as long as they have worked a minimum of 6 months at the company. Most college degrees are eligible for tuition assistance, but you can’t receive tuition assistance for certification programs.
Bank of America
Part-time and full-time employees who have worked at Bank of America for at least 6 months can get up to $5,250 in job-related college courses or degree programs covered each year.
Full-time employees that work at least 32 hours a week and have been employed for at least 6 months qualify for the Best Buy tuition assistance program which reimburses up to $3,500 per year towards education costs.
Capital One's Education Assistance program reimburses up to $5,000 per year for courses taken by full-time associates and up to $2,500 per year for courses taken by part-time associates.
Chick-fil-A team member employees receive tuition discounts and grants that can be applied to more than 100 colleges and universities that partner with Chick-fil-A through Scholarship America.
Both hourly and salaried employees at Chipotle are eligible for tuition reimbursement. Employees can work toward a college degree, earn a GED, or study ESL, and Chipotle will contribute up to $5,250 annually to help cover tuition costs. For students who enroll in one of the specific degrees offered through their partner program, Chipotle pays 100% of tuition yearly.
Full-time Comcast employees can qualify for tuition assistance for up to $5,750 undergrad annually. The employee has to enroll in a Comcast approved degree program. Learn more at Comcast.
Full-time employees who have worked at least 6 months at Fidelity, can receive payment assistance for up to 90% of education-related costs, with a maximum of $10,000 per year, toward a work-related certification or degree program.
Ford has a generous education program for full-time employees that pays up to $6,000 per year in tuition and fees, after 90 days of employment, employees can enroll in a GED, Associate Degree, Bachelor Degree, or approved certificate programs from an accredited school to be eligible.
Geico provides tuition reimbursement up to $5,250 per year for full time employees enrolled in undergraduate education at an accredited community or four-year college.
At Home Depot tuition reimbursement is available for employees as soon as they start work. Salaried employees are eligible for $5,000 in tuition reimbursement for a college degree per year; hourly full-time employees are eligible for $3,000 per year; and part-time employees are eligible for $1,500 per year.
Lowe's will pay up to $2,500 a year towards tuition for full-time employees that have worked there for at least one year.
McDonald's offers up to $3,000 a year in tuition assistance for employees that work a minimum of 30 hours a week and have the approval of their manager (15 hours weekly can get up to $2,500 annually). Employees are eligible after working 90 days.
In partnership with Purdue University global, Papa John’s reimburses 100% of any corporate employee’s tuition after working 90 days at a minimum of 20 hours a week. They cover undergraduate courses in business and information technology.
Procter & Gamble
Full-time employees of Procter & Gamble may qualify for a 80% reimbursement for pre-approved college education costs. Courses/programs must be related to current or potential positions within the company.
Starbucks covers full tuition for benefits eligible employees who enroll in the College Achievement Plan. To participate, employees must enroll in an Arizona State University online degree program. An employee must work 240 paid hours to become eligible for the program, and work a minimum of 20 hours per week to remain eligible for the program.
Target covers the cost up to $3,000 for undergraduate degrees per year. To be eligible, an employee must be employed when the course program begins and when the reimbursement is processed and paid.
After 90 days of employment, all part and full-time T-Mobile employees are eligible for full-tuition coverage in one of their partner college online degree offerings. Also,part-time employees are eligible for $2,500 per year, and full-time employees are eligible for $5,000 per year in tuition assistance at accredited colleges.
UPS offers tuition-reimbursement up to $5,250 per year to part-time and full-time employees. Employees are eligible for the program as soon as they start work!
Full-time employees at Verizon are eligible for up to $8,000 in tuition reimbursement each year. However, Verizon's program requires that the program be related to the company’s business. Non-job related college education is reimbursable up to $5,250 per year.
For $1 per day, part-time and full-time employees who have been at Walmart for at least 90 days can earn college degrees in demand fields at one of their partner online colleges. Walmart pre-pays for the cost of all tuition and fees except for the $1 per day charge.
Wells Fargo offers up to $5,000 in tuition coverage per year for all benefits-eligible employees.
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