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How Working at College Can Pay for Tuition

Saving up money to pay for college and getting a job while going to school are good ways to meet the cost of your education. But have you considered what jobs might help pay for your tuition? There are quite a few employers who offer tuition benefits. But have you considered the jobs your college offers to students, what tuition benefits may come with them? Getting a job on campus is not only convenient, but in many places, it will help offset the cost of school.

Here are six schools near me and what they offer.

1. The College at Southeastern.

The College at Southeastern offers full tuition coverage for full-time employees, and for some part-time workers, there are partial tuition coverage benefits of 5%, 10%, or 20% depending on the position.

2. N.C. State.

Just down the road from the College at Southeastern, N.C. State offers tuition wavers for up to three courses a year for students who are full-time employees.

3. University of North Carolina.

UNC offers tuition remission for employees who are in graduate school.

4. Duke University.

Duke also offers tuition remission for employees who are in graduate school.

5. Clemson University.

Clemson offers 100-percent coverage for up to 6 credit hours of undergraduate or graduate courses per academic term. This is just a sample of schools near me that offer tuition benefits—schools across the nation offer similar opportunities, you just have to look for them.

6. Yale University.

Yale offers tuition reimbursement to full-time and part-time students in undergraduate or graduate programs, while

This is another option for you or your child—jobs on campus may help you to offset the cost of tuition and put your paycheck to use elsewhere. If you haven’t yet decided on a destination for your education, consider on-campus jobs and their tuition benefits as a criterion for your decision. Use these three steps I did for each of the above schools:

1. Pick a School. For example, the University of Kentucky.

2. Type the School name into Google.

3. Add the phrase “tuition remission for student-workers” and search.

Do this for any school, and you will quickly see what tuition benefits employees receive to take class, if any.

If you are already attending a college, look online or talk to the Human Resources Department about what benefits student-employees receive. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to relieve the cost of a degree.

When thinking about the cost of higher education, most people first think about savings accounts, scholarships, part-time jobs, and student loans. Seeking further education is an admirable venture, and any of these options may or may not be right for you. But another option you may not have considered is how an on-campus job can lower the overhead cost of taking classes. Not only will you be able to make more connections with others on campus, but you will save a little more money for giving, saving, and living.


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