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
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
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
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
Nicole Klemas is a freelance writer/editor from New Jersey. She attended Monmouth University and began freelancing in 2007, after a decade of work for an education publisher. An avid marathoner, Klemas enjoys writing on topics such as health, fitness and the outdoors. She has written for local and national publications, and has edited manuscripts for such prestigious journals as "Clinical Therapeutics" and "Gender Medicine."