Tuition Reimbursement | 11.10.09
If you are considering going to grad school one major factor that is probably holding you back is the cost. Between rent, utilities and car payments your budget is probably already pretty tight. You are probably also hesitant to pile more debt on top of your student loans. Before you apply for alternative student loans or the Grad PLUS loan one thing you should do is talk to your employer.
Many employers offer tuition reimbursement benefits. This means that they will pay for you to take classes as long as it is relevant to your field and could help you in your job. Although they many not pay for an entire graduate degree they may pay for one class at a time or reimburse you for up to $2500 a year.
A graduate degree not only benefits you, but it also benefits your employer. For this reason more and more employers are offering these types of benefits. Tuition reimbursement is a perk that helps companies retain employee talent. With a graduate degree you will be able to bring new technologies and industry trends into your career and take on additional responsibilities. So before you take the grad school plunge make sure you research what your employer has to offer you.
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