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Tuition Assistance from Your Employer

Will your employer help pay for you to get a degree? Have you looked into this possibility?

According to a survey by Aslanian Market Research, two-thirds of online learners who work full-time are not taking advantage of workplace tuition reimbursement programs available to them.

Don't let yourself be one of them! Check with your human resources office or your supervisor about these benefits. 

Here are some important reasons why you shouldn't overlook this potential source:

  • You may receive up to $5,250 in tax-free education benefits from your employer each year. The payments do not have to be for work-related courses. Learn more about this tax savings from the IRS.
  • While you might be planning to take out federal or personal loans—or even using your own savings—these sources sometimes only partially cover tuition.
  • Workplace tuition assistance programs usually do not have to be repaid, so not taking advantage of this key benefit is like automatically forfeiting a portion of your paycheck each month.
  • Taking advantage of your employer's program demonstrates your willingness to invest in professional development, which in turn will make you a more valuable employee for future advancement within that organization.
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