An essay by Dr. Jennifer Sasser, gerontology program director, was published in the International Journal of Reminiscence and Lifelong Learning in January 2015.
You may be eligible for tuition reimbursement from your employer.
Read the following information carefully, and check this list of employers who have participated in the past. If you do not see your employer listed, ask if they have tuition reimbursement.
Tuition Reimbursement & Financial Aid
If your employer offers a tuition reimbursement program, be aware that the Office of Financial Aid considers this employee benefit as part of your financial resources when determining your eligibility for aid.
If you apply for federal financial aid and/or scholarships, you must inform the Office of Financial Aid in writing of the amount of your tuition benefit.
If the employee benefits result in an over-award of need-based aid, the Office of Financial Aid may be required to reduce your aid dollars. This could mean that you have to repay a portion of any financial aid you have already received.
If you receive tuition reimbursement from your employer, you can select one of two ways to arrange payment for each term's coursework. For both plans, you, not your employer, hold the responsibility for payment.
- If your employer pays at the beginning of the term, please provide the Office of Student Accounts a signed letter of financial guarantee from your employer that confirms this arrangement. Your employer will be billed at the beginning of the term.
- If your employer pays at the end of the term or after grades are issued, you will need to fill out a Promissory Note. Each term you will need to fill out a new Promissory Note. Submit the Promissory Note to the Office of Student Accounts along with your employer's tuition reimbursement policy and proof of employment. There is a $50 charge for this option. Payment on promissory notes is due the third week after term ends.