3 Nationwide Jobs to Help You Get That Degree Debt Free (Article)
3 Nationwide Jobs to Help You Get That Degree Debt Free
According to Edvest.com, the average annual cost of tuition (not including living expenses) in 2021 ranges from $6,085 to almost $30,000 depending on residency and public vs. private institutions. Multiplied by a factor of four or five, it’s not surprising that students not receiving substantial financial support end up in tens of thousands of dollars of debt by graduation. Once upon a time, working a part-time job during the school year or full-time during winter and summer breaks would have been enough, but with the rising cost of education that’s no longer the case. Fortunately, there are some national employers who offer education benefits in addition to a paycheck to help.
Amazon has their Career Choice Program that any employee (even part-time) who has been employed for at least one year can apply to. The program promises to reimburse up to 95% of tuition, fees, and required textbooks (not to exceed $12,000 over 4 years) associated with earning an associate degree or certificate in an occupation considered in-demand by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. To learn more visit: https://www.aboutamazon.com/news/workplace/career-choice
UPS has their Education Assistance Program called Earn and Learn. It allows any employee (even part-time) day one, to earn up to $5,250 per calendar beyond their paycheck to help with college expenses. With a lifetime maximum of $25,000 in assistance, Working part-time loading trucks on second shift could completely pay for a Bachelor’s degree at most in-state public universities. To learn more visit: https://www.jobs-ups.com/earn-and-learn
Starbucks has the best program of all. Its Starbucks College Achievement Plan (SCAP) offers full tuition reimbursement for a first bachelor’s degree from Arizona State University. Any employee (even part-time) who have worked for three months, and work at least 20 hours per week, are eligible. Best of all, Arizona State University offers one of the best, most extensive on-line degree offerings in the country. So, anyone anywhere could get a Bachelor’s degree for free! To learn more visit: https://www.starbucks.com/careers/working-at-starbucks/education
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