Restrictions and/or Conditions
- The Tuition Assistance Program is a supplemental educational assistance award program for EAW employees only and are not
subject to employee repayment.
- All payments will be made directly to the college / university, and amounts exceeding the current tuition and fee
charges cannot be converted to cash payments to student employees. Payments will not be made payable to student loan
- Payment will be disbursed to the university during one of the three designated payout periods according to the specific
university calendar, after the completion of Fall Semester, Spring Semester, and Summer Semester.
- Tuition Assistance will be allocated towards tuition, books and mandatory fees.
- Funds from Pell Grants, GI Bill, or other financial assistance will be applied toward the student’s invoice prior to
funds from Education at Work’s Tuition Assistance Program.
- The university’s financial aid office is responsible for managing the funds on behalf of the student.
- Students receive credit for courses completed while at EAW (students will not receive credit for grades obtained from
time prior to being employed).
- If an employee withdraws from a class prior to completion, the employee will not be reimbursed by the employer for
those funds if already paid out.
- Payments will be capped at $5,250 per calendar year in accordance with current IRS guidelines.
- Tuition assistance benefits cannot include payments for the following items: meals, lodging, transportation, tools or
- Courses involving sports, games, or hobbies will not be covered under the tuition assistance program (unless they have
reasonable relationship to the business of Education at Work or are required as part of your degree program).
- The EAW Tuition Assistance Program is for the exclusive benefit of the student employees of Education at Work and is
not intended to be extended to non-employees.
- An employee must be actively employed at the time of tuition disbursement in order to receive the benefit. Current
semester payment or banked funds will not be issued after employment ends.
- Education at Work reserves the right to revise or suspend the Tuition Assistance Program at any time.
- The Tuition Assistance program may have specific requirements for start-up programs during initial hiring period(s)
that are not outlined in this policy. Each new program will be evaluated on a case by case basis.
- This policy supersedes any and all prior practices, oral or written representations, or statements regarding the
terms and conditions of the Tuition Assistance Program.
Employee Application Procedure
- Complete and sign program application
Submit the application along with:
- Transcript indicating classes / courses that are being taken for the semester or quarter
- Invoice showing amount due for the upcoming semester (not past semester)
- Proof of GPA from most recent semester
- Employee is responsible for making sure that this information is submitted to Human Resources on time in order to reasonably meet College / University payment deadlines
- Education at Work is not responsible for payment on any paperwork that is received beyond the reasonable deadline