If your educational goals include college, one of the challenges you face is paying for schooling. According to College Board, tuition prices currently average between $2,500 and $26,000. Working for a company that provides tuition reimbursement can help cover some or all of your college costs. There are additional advantages: companies that offer reimbursement are usually well-established, and may have advancement opportunities for you after graduation. Colleges tend to think highly of students who manage both a job and classwork.

J.M. Smucker Co.

That's right: the jam and jelly giant also provides a sweet tuition program for employees. The Ohio-based company offers a particularly generous 100 percent tuition reimbursement, with no limit.

J.M. Smucker Co. 1 Strawberry Lane Orrville, OH 44667 888-550-9555 smuckers.com/faq/careers/default.aspx

Google

If you can carry grades of "B" or better, a your education is covered at this Internet innovator. Tuition reimbursement is $12,000 per calendar year for each full-time student, and jobs are available at office sites around the world.

Google Inc. 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043 650-253-0000 google.com/intl/en/jobs/

Bank of America

The financial benefits add up for Bank of America employees; the company provides $2,000 in tuition reimbursement per calendar year for undergraduates, and $4,000 for graduate students.

Bank of America Bank of America Corporate Center 100 North Tryon Street Charlotte, NC 28255 800-900-9000 careers.bankofamerica.com/overview/overview.asp

Experian

One of the country's top three credit reporting agencies, Experian helps students keep their own credit in good standing by providing up to $5,250 in reimbursement annually.

Experian 475 Anton Boulevard Costa Mesa, CA 92626 714-830-7000 experian.com/corporate/careers.html

Boeing

This aeronautic leader helps students soar by providing industry-topping tuition reimbursement to its employees. Boeing will even provide counseling and guidance on selecting education programs from high-quality schools that will be targeted at improving job skills and performance.

Boeing 100 North Riverside Chicago, IL 60606 312-544-2000 boeing.com/employment/index.html

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