Get a Degree on the Boss's Dime

Employers are offering tuition perks to get and keep workers.

A tighter job market is bringing a valuable but often-overlooked benefit to a growing number of workers: the chance to head back to school on the boss’s tab. As the economy and labor market continue to improve, employers are facing stiff competition to attract and retain the best talent. As a result, some companies are ramping up tuition assistance programs in order to help employees pay for classes, certificates and degrees.

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Kaitlin Pitsker
Associate Editor, Kiplinger's Personal Finance
Pitsker joined Kiplinger in the summer of 2012. Previously, she interned at the Post-Standard newspaper in Syracuse, N.Y., and with Chronogram magazine in Kingston, N.Y. She holds a BS in magazine journalism from Syracuse University's S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications.