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25+ Companies with Tuition Reimbursement Programs

Last updated May 22, 2020

25+ Companies With Great Tuition Reimbursement Programs

College is EXPENSIVE! And student financial aid and scholarships can only cover so much of the cost of a degree or certificate. There are companies that offer tuition reimbursement. So why not work for a company that will help pay for your college education while you earn a wage?

Check out this list of companies with tuition reimbursement programs, and a breakdown of how their programs works! (Pro tip: make sure you read the fine print! [hyperlink “fine print” article])

Your College

What's up work-study? Be sure you fill out your FAFSA to ensure that you qualify for work-study and any other financial aid. Even if you don't qualify for work-study, there are other outstanding opportunities on campus, such as being a Resident Advisor for free room and board.

AT&T

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.

Amazon

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 such as aircraft mechanics, computer-aided design, machine tool technologies,medical lab technologies, nursing, and many other fields. Only certain hourly Amazon jobs are eligible for the program, and only certificate and degree programs offered through Amazon’s program are eligible for reimbursement. 

Anthem, Inc.

Employees at  Anthem Inc, a health insurance company, are eligible for up to $5,000 a year in reimbursement for tuition and textbooks. 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!

BP

Oil giant  BP only offers tuition reimbursement to full-time employees, but full-timers get a generous 90 percent of the costs of any college tuition, fees, and/or books covered.

Bank of America

Part 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.

Chipotle

Both hourly and salaried employees at  Chipotle are eligible for tuition reimbursement. Through Guild Education (a network of online college degree programs) 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. Be sure to ask how long . 

Ford Company

Ford has a generous education program for full-time employees that pays up to $6,000 per year in tuition and fees at accredited colleges.

Home Depot

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 annually; hourly full-time employees are eligible for $3,000 annually; and part-time employees are eligible for $1,500 annually.

Starbucks

All benefits-eligible  Starbucks employees can have their full college tuition for a bachelor’s degree covered at Arizona State University’s online college. You 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. If you leave Starbucks for any reason while enrolled in their reimbursement program, you are not required to pay anything back, but your enrollment will end.

Companies With Tuition Reimbursement Programs

UPS

UPS offers tuition-reimbursement up to $5,250 per year to part and full-time employees. You’re eligible for the program as soon as you start work!

Walmart

For $1 per day, part and full-time employees who have been at  Walmart for at least 90 days can earn college degrees in business, supply chain management, and IT/computer science at one of Guild Education’s partner online colleges. Walmart covers all fees and tuition aside from the $1 per day charge. No repayment is required if you leave Walmart while enrolled in the program. 

Wells Fargo

Wells Fargo offers up to $5,000 in tuition coverage per year for all benefits-eligible employees.

T-mobile

Following 90 days of employment, all part and full-time  T-Mobile employees are eligible for full-tuition coverage in one of EdAssists online degree offerings. Additionally, part-time employees are eligible for $2,500 per year in tuition assistance at accredited colleges, and full-time employees are eligible for $5,000 per year in tuition assistance.

Target

Target offers  Education Assistance depending on the major that you pursue. 

Verizon

All employees at  Verizon are eligible for up to $8,000 in tuition reimbursement each year. However, Verizon's program requires that classes be related to their business. Non-job related college education is reimbursable up to $5,250 per year. 

Publix

Work six months of continuous service at least 10 hours a week, and you'll be eligible for their  tuition reimbursement program. For college and university enrollment, they'll cover up to $3,200 annually and $12,800 in total. 

Lowe's

Lowe's will pay up to $2,500 a year to towards tuition for full-time employees that have worked for at least one year. 

McDonald's

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). They also offer the Archways to Opportunity Program. 

Chick-fil-A's

You can qualify for up to $25,000 scholarship for higher education in the  Chik-fil-A's Remarkable Futures scholarship

Dick's Drive-In Burgers (Seattle)

This is a good one! All employees who work 20 hours a week at least for 6 months have access to a  $25,000 scholarship over 4 years. 

Comcast Xfinity 

Comcast's education assistance program will reimburse up to $5,000 per year for full-time employees. 

Capital One

Capital One's Education Assistance program reimburses up to $5,000 towards a degree or non-degree course. 

Best Buy

Full-time employees that work at least 32 hours a week and have been employed for at least 6 months will qualify for the Best Buy tuition assistance program which will reimburse up to $3,500 annually. 

Proctor & Gamble

Full-time employees and for courses related to a position in the company may qualify for an 80% reimbursement with a $40,000 limit .

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