Tuition Reimbursement

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    I just learned that my work does a nurse tuition reimbursement program. This program will save me 15,000 dollars if I work for 3 years. It will pay for all of my bachelors! I am not so worried about not getting a job somewhere in the company. Someone will hire me inside of the company.

    So basically, I recommend everyone finding a job in a healthcare-related field at a hospital and look into tuition reimbursement. My job's tuition reimbursement is so general that they will cover any hospital.
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    Quote from applesxoranges
    I just learned that my work does a nurse tuition reimbursement program. This program will save me 15,000 dollars if I work for 3 years. It will pay for all of my bachelors! I am not so worried about not getting a job somewhere in the company. Someone will hire me inside of the company. So basically, I recommend everyone finding a job in a healthcare-related field at a hospital and look into tuition reimbursement. My job's tuition reimbursement is so general that they will cover any hospital.
    Just be sure and look into any fine print. Some hospitals require that you work for them a certain length of time after graduating or you have to pay the money back. While that can be a good thing, it can also have it's disadvantages as well.
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    Be aware that at many facilities, tuition reimbursement means just that. You pay up front and they reimburse you at the end of the semester. I did this kind of program and was still out of pocket thousands of dollars because it did NOT cover books and specific fees. As the previous poster said, just make sure you read the fine print and know what you are getting into before you sign on the dotted line. If the terms are acceptable then good luck. It is a great way to help pay for your education.
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    Quote from enuf_already
    Be aware that at many facilities, tuition reimbursement means just that. You pay up front and they reimburse you at the end of the semester. I did this kind of program and was still out of pocket thousands of dollars because it did NOT cover books and specific fees. As the previous poster said, just make sure you read the fine print and know what you are getting into before you sign on the dotted line. If the terms are acceptable then good luck. It is a great way to help pay for your education.
    That's my problem. My facility will pay $5000 a year worth of tuition reimbursement for my RN-BSN and any graduate programs BUT...I gotta come up with the money first. And it's really just a drop in the bucket of the overall cost, so I'm not really sure it's worth a 2 year commitment every time I get more money from them.
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    Even in an indirect healthcare role tuition reimbursement is you pay, get the minimum grade (sometimes. B sometimes. C depending on company policy ) and get reimbursed for tuition. Often not books, supplies, required fees ( such as student services, etc), not lab fees, not mandatory expenses such as liability insurance and vaccines.

    As far as 'guaranteed' work, check the fine print as one must give x time per y reimbursement. But there is often a clause that you must accept any shift or position offered or face reimbursement. Plus depending on how they do the reimbursement it could count as income and subject to taxes.

    Just some stuff to think about.
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    Quote from JustBeachyNurse
    Even in an indirect healthcare role tuition reimbursement is you pay, get the minimum grade (sometimes. B sometimes. C depending on company policy ) and get reimbursed for tuition. Often not books, supplies, required fees ( such as student services, etc), not lab fees, not mandatory expenses such as liability insurance and vaccines. As far as 'guaranteed' work, check the fine print as one must give x time per y reimbursement. But there is often a clause that you must accept any shift or position offered or face reimbursement. Plus depending on how they do the reimbursement it could count as income and subject to taxes. Just some stuff to think about.
    I do pay mine up front and then get reimbursed once I submit my grades. But I get reimbursed for everything: tuition, fees, books, even the HESI fees each semester.
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    Quote from aubgurl
    I do pay mine up front and then get reimbursed once I submit my grades. But I get reimbursed for everything: tuition, fees, books, even the HESI fees each semester.

    You are very fortunate. Many exclude such non-tuition expenses. And many facilities are phasing out tuition reimbursement to save costs
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    We get tuition reimbursement for schooling that has already occurred. Half after the first year, half after the second year. 2 year commitment. It will cover what I spent for my ADN. If I choose to go on, there are other programs available.
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    And just hope that you don't get let go from the job sometime during the mandatory time windows!

    Like others have said, check the fine print!


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