Tuition Reimbursement Policy LO17261

Richard C. Holloway (
Mon, 02 Mar 1998 20:03:07 -0800

Replying to LO17236 --

One of the little nonprofits I worked with had a $250 annual education
fund--not nearly enough, I thought, but used well. I've always thought if
I had it to do over again, education benefits would be part of the
cafeteria plan--total benefits per employee not to exceed an certain $
amount--and ed funds could be one of the items selected, employee weighs
the benefit amount per item.

Additionally, it might be wise to seek out partnerships with the different
neighborhood schools (esp. community colleges with diversity programs for
ethnic/racial minorities who are just beginning and need transitional
assistance); but even as importantly, with good undergrad & grad programs.

Our policy worked similarly to yours, Gene--quite liberal in the



Eugene Taurman wrote:

> I have done it and seen it several times. Works great costs little. The
> only limit I put on it was it must be vaguely related to work. We
> interpreted this very liberally.
> I did not require a passing grade only completion of the course. We kept
> most people and all the good ones who participated.
> At one of my clients we found underprivileged blacks who would not
> participate because they would not believe the company would do that for
> them. But that is a social problem that needs to be addressed some other
> way.

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