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Tuition Reimbursement Programs

Did you know that some companies offer tuition reimbursement for their employees?  This is a program where the employer may pay for the employee's education at colleges, including technical schools, and universities. Tuition reimbursement benefits are also called tuition assistance, and vary greatly from company to company.

Study hard - or get stuck with the bill

Most companies that offer tuition reimbursement base the amount on the employee's grade in the course or courses- Be sure to ask which grades you need to earn in your classes.  In addition, some companies pay for the course at registration, but others reimburse the cost only after successful completion of the coursework. When investigating a tuition assistance program, ask about timing of reimbursement, since that could make a difference in how many classes you take at one time.

Featured Employers

Company: UPS Earn and Learn

Position: Part-Time Package Handler

  • Seniors in high school may apply, must be 17 or older
  • No experience needed- company will provide training after hire
  • Hourly Rate: $10.15 - $11.00 
  • Tuition Assistance: $5,250 per calendar year/lifetime maximum $25,000
  • Eligibility begins the day of hire

Company: BlueKC- Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas City

Position: Full-Time Customer Service Representatives (work from home)

  • Must have diploma/GED (seniors should apply immediately after graduation)
  • Need 1-2 years of sales experience (prepare by working a retail sales job during high school)
  • Hourly Rate:  $17.00
  • Company provides laptop and home internet service
  • Tuition Assistance: $5,000 per calendar year for undergraduate program/$10,000 per calendar year graduate program
  • Eligibility begins day of hire 


Company: Verizon Wireless

Position: Part-Time or Full-Time Sales Representative

  • Must have diploma/GED (seniors should apply immediately after graduation)
  • Tuition Assistance: Up to $8,000 a year for full-time/$4,000 for part time
  • Benefit can be applied to Associate’s, Bachelor’s and MBA degrees
  • Need 1-2 years of sales experience (prepare by working a retail sales job during high school)
  • Wireless plans and devices included with employee benefits 

More opportunities coming soon!