Whether you love to work or hate the grind, there are perks to having a job. Plenty of employers offer paid time off, medical and dental help and retirement savings. However, more and more employers are offering one of the most progressive, sought-after benefits to date: tuition assistance
In the past, tuition assistance has been reserved for full-time employees at select companies, but the policy is now extending to part-time employees at some of the largest, most well-known retailers and corporations. With these options, students can be strategic about where they work in order to help pay for school. Take a look at some of the big names offering tuition assistance.
Last year, Walmart began offering $1 a day tuition for its employees. Under this plan, employees only have to pay $1 a day toward college tuition, and Walmart will cover the rest. This policy extends to both part- and full-time employees.
Tuition reimbursement for Disney
employees extends to both part- and full-time employees, and their plan covers the entire tuition bill.
For a few years, Starbucks has worked with Arizona State University (ASU) to provide full tuition for ASU’s online learning programs and degrees.
Chipotle allows employees to use up to $5,250 in tuition assistance, regardless of part- or full-time employment status. They are able to use these funds at two-year, four-year or vocational/technical schools.
Hourly employees can receive up to $2,500 in tuition assistance, and salaried workers can take up to $3,000. Both on-campus and online degree programs at schools are eligible.
Available only at Excelsior College, hourly employees can receive up to 45% off undergraduate tuition
and 15% off of graduate degrees.
Package handler employees are eligible for up to $1,500 in tuition assistance each calendar year.
On the day employees are hired, UPS will provide up to $5,250 per calendar year and up to a lifetime maximum of $25,000.
For college and university enrollment, employees can take up to $3,200 per calendar year and a lifetime limit of $12,800. For all other courses of study, employees can receive up to $1,700 per calendar year and $3,400 over a lifetime.
Employees are eligible on day one of employment for a variety of tuition assistance benefits. Salary employees can receive up to $5,000, full-time hourly employees $3,000 and part-time hourly up to $1,500 per calendar year.
Amazon offers to pay 95% of their tuition, fees and textbook costs for hourly workers. They can take advantage of up to $12,000 over four years.
AT&T and Verizon:
Both of these tech retailers offer competitive tuition assistance benefits.