Please Pay For My Classes......

  1. How many of you have or will sign a contract for your employer to pay for your school in return for tuition reimbursement?

    How does it work?

    I really need this info, I am getting desperate and even considering the military............last resort.

    Thanks in advance,
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    About yipididit

    Joined: Feb '02; Posts: 27
    RN Student/graduate in 2004 with ADN


  3. by   peaceful2100
    Well, I can't believe I did it but I actually signed a contract already. I was not working for them when I signed the contract. They offered the students at my school $1500 per semester and for every $1500 that we take we owe Them a 6 month work commitment. I took out $3000 total for my junior year so I owe them a one year commitment. I will NOT do that for my senior year because I really do not want to work for that hospital system. I had no other choice or else I would not have been able to finish school so that Is why I did it. You know, sometimes you just have to do what you have to do.
  4. by   yipididit
    Congrats Peaceful,

    Is pay decided upon when you sign the contract? Shift? Benefits?

    Tell me more
  5. by   pebbles
    Holy Cow, talk about painting yourself into a corner! Hope you guys have decent employers and/or contracts. What if you hate the place you end up working?

    Here, the government will pay for a nurses partial tuition (called a "forgivable loan") if the student signs a contract agreeing to stay in the province for a year and a half. But they don't care where you work, as long as you stay in manitoba.
  6. by   essarge
    My externship is up to $10,000 per year for two years and I give back 4. Can't complain at all.
  7. by   peaceful2100
    Pay, benefits, and shift is not decided upon until I am in my senior year and almost done. So It will be this time next year. Right now for the hospital I signed the contract with I believe the starting pay Is $18.00 an hour that is what I keep hearing. I need to find out for myself though. It is not really the hospital I wanted to work for when I graduated but like I said in my previous post it was either doing that or dropping out of schoo.

    My mom/ dad says they will give me $3000.00 when I graduate from school just to pay back the hospital system because the contract says if I do not come to work for them by 6/14/03 which is a month after graduation then I have 7 days to pay them back. They know how much I love the hospital I am working for as a care assistant now and the hospital I am working for they did not have a program like that but they are working on it.
  8. by   yipididit
    Thanks peaceful!

    Your info helped so much. I looked into Army reserve to fund my college tuition but the least I have to sign on for is 6years!! Wow.
    AND I will still work as a medical asistant for ALL those six years even after earning my RN. My hubby brought to my attention that if I signed up for the reserve, I would have to take two weeks a year and one weekend a month off from my regular job as RN to make MUCH, MUCH less to fullfill my obligation to the military!
    I felt like all my options were gone until you responded. A contract with a hospital is much less painful than one for the military!
    I am excited for you that are almost done. YEAH!!:roll Sounds like you have very supportive parents, you are lucky to have them. Thanks again and good luck!