Tip #35: Companies Paying for College Tuition
Today there are many companies paying their employee’s college tuition because an employee’s additional skills and knowledge contributes to the company’s growth and success.
By choosing to work for a company in your field of study, you’ll have the opportunity to gain work experience, get paid and get tuition reimbursement. Whatever field of study you decide to choose, there are many companies that offer tuition benefits in technology, retail, financial services, manufacturing, food service, automotive and medical.
In this video, you’ll learn about the employer tuition assistance programs, how to get started plus additional tips. Below is a list of employers in different fields who are paying for college tuition including companies paying the entire tuition.
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Amazon’s Career Choice program pays tuition and fees to earn college credit towards a degree. Also includes anytime shifts giving students the ability to schedule their own shifts to work around their classes and studies, apprenticeships, certifications and pathways program. CamperForce provides seasonal jobs across the US in a technological environment for students taking a break to the explore world and live life on the road.
Link: Amazon Opportunities for Students
Anthem Education Assistance Program offers full and part-time employees tuition reimbursement up to $5,000 annually. Must work 20 or more hours per week and employed at least six months. WGU provides a five percent discount on tuition and offer (20) $1,000 scholarships toward a master’s degree program.
Link: Anthem-WGU graduate degree partnership
The Apple Education Reimbursement program pays up to $5,250 for expenses. It includes internships and Apple University an initiative that aims to help employees think like Steve Jobs. You’d gain access to classes, seminars, and tools on Apple’s company culture, personal finance, software skills, and business skills.
Link: Students – Careers at Apple
Allstate Tuition Reimbursement includes 100% reimbursement for tuition, books and fees for job-related courses up to a maximum of $5,250 per calendar year, for undergraduate, graduate, IT certification and insurance designations. One-year employment required.
Allstate Foundation Matching Grant Program also doubles your personal contributions to $5,000 per year to eligible institutions of higher education.
Link: Allstate Benefits
Bank of America
The Bank of America Reimbursement program pays up to $7,500 per year for expenses. Includes Global Technology and Operations University and B of A Pathways Program link: Career Development (bankofamerica.com) and free personalized financial guidance for career and education goals.
Link: Students Careers at Bank of America
Barnes & Noble
The Barnes & Noble Reimbursement program for full-time employees. Includes book loan program and BNED (Barnes and Noble Education) offering employment in merchandising, marketing, technology and sales link: Solutions for Students | Barnes and Noble Education (bned.com)
Link: Inside Barnes & Noble (barnesandnoble.com)
Best Buy reimburses full-time employees up to $3,500 a year for undergraduate tuition expenses and up to $5,250 a year for graduate-level coursework. Reimbursement of the cost of tuition and required textbooks; Reimbursement of all fees up to $325 for undergraduate course work and up to $525 for
graduate course work.
Link: Tuition Assistance (bestbuy.com)
Boeing Learning Together Program (LTP) will pay tuition and eligible expenses toward individual courses, certificate programs and degrees, this also includes the cost towards obtaining a pilot’s license and exam fees reimbursement for select professional certifications. Boeing will pay the institution directly, so the employee doesn’t have to pay out of pocket.
They generously provide $25,000 per year for graduate degrees in many fields of study. There’s no annual limit if enrolled in eligible science, technology, engineering and mathematics degree and certificate courses at partner schools. Generous funding is also available for other fields of study. Boeing annually awards scholarships for undergraduate education to employees’ dependents who meet eligibility requirements.
Employees are eligible on the first day of the month after their date of hire and must meet certain hourly work requirements.
Link: Education Benefits (boeingbenefits.com)
BP’s education assistance program reimburses eligible employees for up to 90% of the
eligible expenses for educational and vocational courses (related to your job at BP) taken at an approved educational institution for tuition, required books, required software, printed course materials in lieu of textbooks, registration, laboratory and other fees which the institution requires the student to pay, such as cap and gown.
Link: Policies and programs (exploreyourbenefits.com)
Capital One Educational Assistance Program provides up to a $5,250 per year allowance for course-specific tuition, required books, and eligible course-specific fees. Full-time and part-time associates are eligible on their date of hire for reimbursement for courses starting on or after their hire date. Employees are eligible for tuition discounts at over 200 selected schools and programs.
Link: Educational Assistance
Chick-Fil-A Remarkable Future initiative provides three educational assistance opportunities: 1) tuition discounts up to 30 percent and other educational benefits at colleges and universities nationwide, 2) the True Inspiration Scholarship of $25,000 for selected employees and 3) Chick-fil-A Leadership Scholarship of up to $10,000 for selected employees.
Link: How Chick-fil-A helps team members pay for college | Chick-fil-A
Chipotle’s Education benefit covers 100% of tuition for select degrees up to a Master’s degree and professional certifications, high school diplomas and college prep courses. Also up to $5,250/year tuition covered or reimbursed for a wider selection of programs.
Link: Chipotle – Education Benefit | Guild Education
Deloitte’s Graduate School Assistance Program includes Full tuition reimbursement after two years of employment at Deloitte following graduate school, a technology stipend upon departure to graduate school for computer-related purchases and GMAT preparation negotiating discounts for graduate school entrance exam preparation classes. Provided for only certain schools.
NTAP (Non-MBNA degree) Annual reimbursement for three years up to $10,000 after one year of employment.
Link: Graduate School Assistance Program | Deloitte US
Discover offers it employees 100% of tuition covered for select associate and bachelor’s degrees in fields such as business and technology at in-network schools. Or up to $5,250 per year in tuition funding for a wider selection of bachelor’s degree programs at in-network schools. And up to $10,000 per year for graduate degree programs at in-network schools.
Link: Discover – Education Benefit
Educational reimbursement and Disney Aspire (Disney Education Benefit: Aspire) pays 100% tuition upfront at network schools for full-time and part-time hourly employees.
Link: Disney Careers Employee and Cast Member Benefits
FedEx Education for Life program will cover your tuition up to $5,250 per calendar year for colleges, universities, truck driving schools, GED programs, and more. With no lifetime maximums. Additional tuition discounts at more than 150 colleges and universities available through schools participating in the Education Benefits Program (FedEx Ground University’s education benefits).
Link: FedEx Ground Careers
Education Tuition Assistance Plan (ETAP) provides prepayment tuition and approved fees up to $6,000 per calendar year for approved courses leading to a GED, associate degree, bachelor’s degree, master’s degree, PhD and approved certificate/diploma programs from regionally accredited educational institutions. Also included are fees for prior learning assessment, CLEP Testing, and licensing fees.
Link: ETAP Policies and Procedures | UAW-Ford NPC
Fidelity Tuition Reimbursement Program reimburses 90% of qualified tuition expenses up to a maximum limit of $10,000 per calendar year.
Link: Fidelity Tuition Reimbursement
Geico Tuition Assistance program provides direct billing or reimbursement payment plan options of up to $5,250 per calendar year in eligible expenses including tuition, books, fees and graduation. Assistance is offered at 220+ schools for a associate, bachelor’s, master’s, certificates, certifications/designations, and individual courses.
Link: Total Rewards Program | GEICO Careers
Genentech Tuition Assistance program offers up to $10,000 per year on approved job-related courses.
Google will match up to $2,500 per Googler per year in student loan payments to help them pay off their student loans (Helping Googlers tackle student loan debt). Employees have to be based in the U.S., and there is no lifetime cap. They also provide $5000/year in tuition reimbursement (About Google’s extended workforce).
Herschend GROW U offers its employees 100% free diploma, degree and certificate programs across 30 learning partners n Guild’s Learning Marketplace, including programs in business administration and leadership, culinary, finance, technology and marketing. They will also provide partial funding, up to $5,250/year, for 150 additional programs in fields including hospitality, engineering, human resources and art design.
Hilton offers its employees 100% free tuition, books, and fees for 70+ learning, certificate, and degree programs at selected schools and universities through Guild Education. This also includes high school completion, college preparatory courses, English language learning, and professional certificates. They also provide up to $5250/year of tuition, books, and fees for select bachelor’s and associate degree programs.
Link: Hilton – Education Benefit
Home Depot Tuition Reimbursement offered on the first day of employment for an associate, bachelor’s, master’s, doctoral, or technical degree. Salary employees receive up to $5,000, full-time hourly up to $3,000, and part-time hourly up to $1,500 per calendar year. This includes 50% of the cost of tuition, books, and reasonable class registration fees for approved courses can be reimbursed. 50% of mandatory fees can be reimbursed up to $250 per quarter/semester.
Link: Home Depot Live The Orange Life | Tuition Reimbursement
Intuit Tuition Assistance program offers Full-time employees working 30 hours or more per week are reimbursed up to $5,250 per calendar year. Part-time employees working 20 to 29 hours per week are reimbursed up to $2,625 per calendar year.
Link: Tuition assistance | Intuit Benefits (U.S.)
Kaiser Permanente employees who work at least 20 hours a week may receive tuition reimbursement of up to $3,000 each year for successfully completing eligible courses.
Link: Learn Long and Prosper (kpcareerplanning.org)
KFC Foundation offers 100% Tuition Coverage at WGU for a bachelor’s or master’s degree online through Western Governors University (WGU), covering your tuition and required fees. Or up to $20,000 in scholarships to attend a two- or four-year college, trade school or graduate school of your choice. They also free unlimited access to official GED prep and testing to earn your high school GED.
Link: Programs – KFC Foundation
Kroger’s education benefit provides up to $21,000 for part and full-time employees which covers GEDs to PHDs. They offer paid internships, and award scholarships to their employee’s children (The Kroger Co. Foundation Awards)
Link: Kroger Career Benefits
100% tuition, books and fees covered by Lowe’s for select college degrees, certificates, high school, college preparatory and language learning programs. Up to $2,500/year tuition covered or reimbursed for additional degrees and programs this includes 40+ master’s degree programs. Doctorate degree upon approval.
Link: Lowes – Education Benefit
Macy’s, Inc. will cover 100% of tuition, books, and fees for select programs at 20+ schools and universities to earn a college degree (associates and bachelor’s) or professional certificate, finish high school, take college prep courses, or learn English. Employees can choose from 100+ fully funded programs in high-demand field.
Link: Macy’s, Inc. – Education Benefit
Archways to Opportunity Tuition Assistance offers full-time store manager trainee, certified swing manager, department manager, or general manager are eligible for $5,250 in Tuition Assistance. Restaurant crew, floor supervisor, shift manager trainee, primary maintenance, or other part-time employee are eligible for $2,500 in Tuition Assistance each year. Must be employed by McDonald’s for at least 90 cumulative days and work an average of 15 hours per week or more.
Link: Tuition Assistance (archwaystoopportunity.com)
Offers up to 100% tuition reimbursement up to an annual maximum on eligible expenses for job-related courses.
Link: Employee Benefits | Novartis United States of America
Oracle reimburses tuition fees up to $5,250 a year for approved programs of study.
Link: Oracle Benefits
Dough & Degrees program offers eligible corporate team members tuition-free college and franchise team members have access to college programs for as low as $5,000 annually.
Link: Dough & Degrees | Papa Johns
The Life Unboxed EDU program gives employees- salaried or hourly and their immediate family members a discount of 45 percent off undergraduate tuition at Excelsior College (15 percent for graduate programs). Also will pay up to $5,250 per year in tuition, books and fees for each salaried, full-time corporate employee participating in the program.
Link: LIFE UNBOXED EDU PROGRAM
Pepsico My Education provides 100% tuition coverage for select degrees, learning programs and certificates with Guild Education, this includes books and fees. For programs outside of this, they offer tuition reimbursement up to $5,250 per funding year for select programs and undergraduate degrees, and up to $8,000 per funding year for graduate degrees and certificates.
Link: Pepsi Co Education Benefit
Publix Tuition Assistance offers up to $4,000 per calendar year with a $16,000 maximum attending a college/university. $2,200 per calendar year with a $4,400 maximum for individual courses, occupational or technical programs, undergraduate programs. Eligible after 90 days working an average of 10 hours per week. Must attend a regionally accredited college or an occupational/technical program approved by Publix. Reimbursement for graduate degrees is also available.
Link: Tuition Reimbursement | Careers | Publix Super Markets
Starbucks College Achievement Plan offers part or full-time employees 100% of tuition and fees for first-time bachelor’s degree through Arizona State University’s online program offering over 100 diverse undergraduate degree programs.
Link: Starbucks Education
100% of tuition covered for select degrees, high school diplomas, & college preparation courses. Or up to $5,250/year tuition covered for a wider selection of programs. This includes all mandatory fees and required books for all in-network programs.
Link: Taco Bell – Education Benefit
100% tuition covered for select undergraduate and master’s degrees, certificates, bootcamps, high school completion, and college prep. Up to $5,250/year for other undergraduate degrees and certificates in the Guild catalog and $10,000/year for master’s degrees in the Guild catalog. Books and fees 100% reimbursable for select schools within the Guild catalog, up to the program cap.
Link: Target – Education Benefit
Tmobile’s Tuition Assistance program offers full-time employees $5,250 per calendar year, and part-time employees $2,500 per calendar year after 90 days of employment. Tuition, books, and academic fees are covered. Must attend a regionally accredited school.
US Customs and Border Control
CBP Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) covers eligible tuition, fees and book expenses up to $1,750 per course and $5,250 per employee per calendar year. Available for all courses leading to professional certification or any type of degree.
Link: CBP Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) | U.S. Customs and Border Protection
Uber is offering 100% Tuition at Arizona State University online to qualifying drivers or an eligible family member. Must complete 3,000 trips and reach Uber Pro Gold, Diamond, or Platinum status. Tuition is fully covered upfront.
Link: Uber Pro ASU Online Partnership | Uber
UPS Earn & Learn Program offers part-time up to $5,250 a year with a lifetime maximum of $25,000 in tuition reimbursement for any subject – no course restrictions.
Link: Earn and Learn Tuition Assistance Program
VZTAP Tuition Assistance combined with Bellevue University grants, covers up to $13,250 per year for full-time employees covering most of your degree program. Part-time employees covers up to $8,000.
Link: Financial aid / Verizon Corporate Learning
Walmart LiveBetterU program pays 100% of tuition, fees and books for certificates, degrees (up to a bachelor’s), high school diplomas and college preparatory courses. This is offered to part-time, full-time and salaried employees (works in a field facility) without a prior bachelor’s degree. Temp associates and salaried associates (market level and above) are not eligible.
Link: Walmart’s Education Benefit
Waste Management education benefit provides 100% tuition covered for select degrees, certificates, high school diplomas and college preparation courses. Books and fees 100% reimbursable. In addition, $12,000 per year for 40+ master’s programs often covering the entire program cost.
Spouses and dependent children (ages 18-26) are also offered this benefit excluding books and fees.
Link: WM – Your Tomorrow Education Benefit
Wells Fargo offers tuition reimbursement of up to $5,000 annually and scholarships up to $3,000 to dependent children of employees annually.
Link: Benefits – Wells Fargo Careers
Associates are eligible for tuition reimbursement of $1,500 a year for tuition, books and fees after six months of employment.
Link: 1-800 CONTACTS Benefits