Many hospitals in Chicago have tuition reimbursement plans to assist their employees in returning to school. Tuition reimbursement plans vary by employer. When searching for a new job, many people consider the employer's tuition reimbursement benefits prior to applying with the company.
Rush University Medical Center
Rush University Medical Center offers a variety of tuition assistance programs to its employees. Full-time employees wishing to pursue a degree outside of Rush University qualify for up to $5,000 per year in tuition reimbursement for up to six credit hours per semester and part-time employees qualify for up to $2,000 per year in tuition reimbursement for up to three credit hours per semester. All classes must be taken at an accredited college or university in a business or medical field. Employees wishing to pursue a degree at the Rush College of Nursing or Rush University may qualify for prepaid tuition. Full-time employees qualify for prepaid tuition of nine credit hours per quarter and part-time employees qualify for prepaid tuition of six credit hours per quarter.
Rush University Medical Center 1653 W. Congress Parkway Chicago, IL 60612 888-352-7874 rush.edu
Northwestern Memorial Hospital
Full-time and part-time employees of Northwestern Memorial Hospital are eligible for tuition reimbursement after a one-year waiting period. Employees may take any course they choose at any accredited college or university and receive full reimbursement for up to $5,250 per year, provided that they pass their classes with a C or better. All employees are immediately eligible upon hire for a 50 percent discount on tuition for classes at Northwestern University that pertain to their employment.
Northwestern Memorial Hospital 251 E. Huron St. Chicago, IL 60611 312-926-2000 nmh.org
Saint Anthony Hospital
Employees of Saint Anthony Hospital are eligible for tuition reimbursement after a three-month waiting period. Full-time employees are eligible for reimbursement of tuition, fees and books for up to $5,250 per year and part-time employees are eligible for up to $2,500 per year. All classes must be taken at an accredited college or university and be passed with a C or greater.
Saint Anthony Hospital 2875 W. 19th St. Chicago, IL 60623 773-484-1000 cath-health.org
Leigh Wittman has been writing professionally since 2007. She writes primarily on health, career advice, outdoor pursuits and travel for various websites. Wittman is a licensed nurse and studied nursing at Arizona State University.