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Tuition Assistance Options for Veterans, Service Members and Military Families

Feb 12, 2019

By Matt Konrad

Last week, the veterans’ advocacy group MilitaryFriendly.com issued their tenth annual list of Military Friendly Schools: those colleges and universities that meet and exceed their “standard that measures an organization’s commitment, effort and success in creating sustainable and meaningful benefit for the military community.”

Based on public data, interviews with veteran students and a nationwide survey of colleges, the Military Friendly Schools list is a valuable annual...

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Corporate Tuition Assistance Programs Deliver Results for Employees—and Employers

Jan 18, 2019

By Matt Konrad

The line between “student” and “employee” has never been blurrier than it is in 2019. Over the past four decades in the United States, the workforce and the college population have converged like never before. More than half of all college students now hold down jobs while attending school full time. Nearly half of all community college attendees are already employed when they start school, and 76 percent of graduate students are working at least 30 hours per week.

What’s...

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Employee Education Benefits: Starting a CTE Scholarship Program for a Trade Workforce

Mar 01, 2017

Now in its eleventh year, the ManpowerGroup’s 2016 Talent Shortage Survey asked more than 41,700 hiring managers in 42 countries about their companies and employees. And for the fifth year in a row, the survey found that skilled trades were the hardest jobs to fill globally. The reasons? Here are the top five:

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Promoting Your Company’s Education Assistance Program to Employees

Feb 04, 2017

Does your organization offer an education assistance program -- a scholarship or tuition assistance program, for employees or employees’ children? It’s a terrific benefit, but one aspect is often overlooked: making sure your employees know about it. 

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Boost Employee Retention: Assess Your Education Assistance Program

Nov 16, 2016

Update, November 2016. As the American economy continues to return to pre-Great Recession levels, employers across the nation are slowly shifting their focus to retention. In this post, originally published in late 2015, we looked at how job satisfaction (and employee retention) can be improved by offering education assistance. Here's what HR and benefits managers need to know.

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Why Companies Are Paying Employee Student Loans

Aug 08, 2016

While the United States’ economy has shown encouraging signs of recovery in recent years, one issue continues to get worse: the student loan debt crisis.

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Community College Scholarships Can Boost Your Workforce

Oct 05, 2015

Students pursuing their postsecondary degree come from all walks of life. That’s especially true at community colleges, where more than 12 million students earn degrees, enroll in continuing education classes, obtain certifications and more.

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How to Make Tuition Assistance Fit in Your Talent Management Program

Feb 21, 2014

When most people think of employee benefits, they think of things like health insurance, vacation and other perks. In addition to these valuable programs, an increasingly important benefit for human resources departments to consider adding is tuition assistance. Given the country’s need for a highly-educated workforce, an education benefit is a timely and effective tool to integrate into your talent management program. 

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