Anyone know of any hospitals that do tuition reimbursement in Arizona?

  1. Hello everyone!

    I just have a quick question. I am currently in nursing school and I am living off loans basically to pay for school so i am wondering if anyone knows what hospitals in Arizona do tuition reimbursement? Phoenix, Chandler, Tempe, Gilbert, Scottsdale areas specifically. Thank you all!

    -Krefeld12
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  3. by   meanmaryjean
    Tuition reimbursement is for employees- who take classes WHILE they are employed. Employers don't pay off past student loans typically.
  4. by   krefeld12
    Thank you, but my professor told me that she signed a contract with a hospital while in nursing school and the contract was if she worked for them for 2 years, they will pay off her student loans. Also, some reservations will pay back 40,000 of your loans if you sign a contract as well. So that is what I'm wondering for the AZ area. if some places do that.
    thank you!
  5. by   meanmaryjean
    Ask your professor how long ago that was.
  6. by   PixieRN1
    Hmm. Everywhere I’ve worked (I’ve worked in 5 major healthcare facilities) has only done tuition reimbursement for programs that you attend as an active employee. Most required employees have a year of seniority before they would begin reimbursement. You have to pay tuition upfront and then submit your transcript after each semester to prove that you passed, submit a financial statement, and then get reimbursed.

    I’ll be interested to hear if there are exceptions to that.
  7. by   serenity1
    Banner used to have a program that you had to apply to and be accepted into before you started classes. You were under contract to work for them for 3 years upon graduation. They did away with that program about 5-6 years ago. I have worked for Dignity and Banner, and you have to be an employee to receive tuition reimbursement and it is for classes you are currently taking. I do not know of any that pay for loans you already had before becoming an employee. Good luck, I will be interested in the answers you find.
  8. by   Mavrick
    Quote from meanmaryjean
    Tuition reimbursement is for employees- who take classes WHILE they are employed. Employers don't pay off past student loans typically.
    I think OP is referring to loan repayment which had it's day a couple of decades ago.

    Back when the Earth was cooling, I was in a program of loan forgiveness. The deal was I work in the state for a year and they forgave 25% of loan, same for year 2 and 3, at year 4 they forgave 15% but by then the payments I had been making had paid that last 10% off. That was all part of the paperwork when I took out the loan to go to nursing school though.

    There are all kinds of deals to be made when there is a true nursing shortage. Not so much now, but I guess it can't hurt to ask. Think of areas that are hard up for nurses. Check with the Indian Reservations in Arizona.
  9. by   MiladyMalarkey
    Are you thinking of the NurseCorps program/scholarships? You have to apply & be able to qualify for it. And if I understand/remember correctly you have to contract with them for so many years wherever they want to place you in an underserved community. Whether that is on the Rez, at County, it's their call & you have to work it or break contract which can be $$$.

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