Add on: How I “Paid” for a Second Degree

As a continuation of my last post, How I “Paid” for a Second Degree, I just wanted to provide a small list of companies that offer some type of assistance. You can go to each one’s website and look for employee benefits to get the details.

Thanks to the folks at USA Today, they compiled the following list in no particular order:

  • AT&T
  • Bank of America
  • Baxter
  • Best Buy
  • BP
  • Comcast
  • Disney
  • Jet Blue
  • Publix
  • Smuckers
  • UPS
  • Verizon
  • Wal-Mart
  • Wells Fargo

Of this list, Smucker’s program was the sweetest, offering up to 100% of tuition costs for college courses approved by management. They are definitely spreading the wealth. They can get you out of a financial jam. Ok, I’m done with the jelly references. There are plenty of companies that offer this amazing benefit and all you have to do is ask and meet certain criteria.

In the next posts we’ll discuss other methods of paying for a secondary education including: student loans, grants, scholarships, and more. If you’re currently with an employer that offers this assistance; however, this route is your best bet. As a famous band once wrote, “You’ve got to bet on yourself now Star…Cause that’s your best bet.” Now go close on some free tuition.