Back to School While Back to Work

20 Aug 2018 by

Back to School While Back to WorkOften, when our kids go back to school, we feel a sense of relief, and then an instant sense of loneliness because the house is so much quieter. If you have been thinking about going back to work or going back to school now that summer has come to an end and your kids are out of the house most of the day, you should know that there are SO many options available for you. Your kids don’t have to be the only ones going back to class, you could be too if you choose the right company to work for! Employers all over the Valley are starting to offer various programs for employees from tuition reimbursement and tuition assistance to courses available on site. It can be difficult to get back into the working world, and sometimes the thought of going back to college after years of of not being in school can be intimidating, so do yourself a favor and find a company that offers you both.
The best thing you can do for yourself is to continue to pursue your dreams and if going back to school is one of them but you still need to work during the process of earning your degree, there are solutions for you. Even if you aren’t quite ready to take the plunge and go back to school, there are a ton of companies that offer internal training and advancement courses to help you excel in your career. We took the time to do a little digging for you to find out some of the best companies who offer various tuition reimbursement programs and advancement training opportunities throughout the Valley.

Employers and reimbursement offerings:

State Farm

  • Tuition Assistance – upfront payment of course fees, registration fees, and books
  • Traditional Tuition – books and fees included with reimbursement of $7,500 for bachelor’s and $10,000 for master’s
  • Some Maricopa Community College courses offered on site at Marinalink
  • On campus academic advisement


  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Paid training for certified positions such as licensed insurance agents
  • TTEC University
  • Learning Centers of Excellence
  • Education Award Program
  • Mentorships & Career Mobility Programs


  • Percent of tuition reimbursement for degrees related to the position you obtain
  • Internal learning and development opportunities from basic training to career- and skill-specific training

24-7 Intouch

  • Although they don’t offer tuition reimbursement, they offer mentoring and training courses to prepare associates for higher-level positions and advancement opportunities


  • Tuition Assistance and Reimbursement
  • Career services counseling
  • On-site skills training courses


Back to School While Back to Work – Take Advantage of the Companies that Offer Help with Tuition

Paying back student loans is never fun, so if you can find a company that will help you out along the way, take advantage of it! Even if you already have a job at a company you love, don’t be afraid to ask if they have certain tuition reimbursement programs set in place. You never know what opportunities are out their for you unless you ask and do the research. Also, when researching, know that all companies will have eligibility requirements for these specialized programs, so make sure to ask the right questions ahead of time and know exactly what you are committing to to ensure the program is the best fit for you and your career goals.  Getting your degree or completing various certificate programs isn’t impossible, you just have to know where to look and who to ask for help!

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