How Employers Can Help Pay for School
Jan 31, 2019
You've worked hard in health care careers for years now and decided it was time to go back to school, get another degree and improve your prospects for promotion or a better, higher-paying position. The only roadblock to this plan? How to pay for it. But did you know that many employers have programs or will agree to help defer many of the costs involved with returning to school?
It's more prevalent than you think for health care careers"Most companies offer tuition reimbursement as part of their benefits package for their full-time staff," said Josh Alvarez, Director of Student Affairs at Concordes Miramar, Fla. campus. "In health care, we see this generally with hospitals. In most instances, there is a probationary period before this benefit can be utilized." Alvarez added that, typically, certain there are certain stipulations that can apply for the student to obtain tuition assistance.
- The area of study needs to be relevant to health care, etc.
- There is a grade or pass requirement
- Yearly maximum benefit or possible employee cap for the benefit