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Companies With Great Tuition Reimbursement Programs

Last updated January 6, 2020

College is EXPENSIVE! And student financial aid and scholarships can only cover so much of the cost of a degree or certificate. So why not work for a company that will help pay for your post-high school education while you earn a wage?

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

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.

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.

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. 

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