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50 Companies that Offer Tuition Reimburement
See which companies help you pay for college

So my fellow college students will definitely agree that paying college is no easy feat. I mean even with help from parents, grants, scholarships, it's still possible to come up short on your tuition. One of the ways to help pay for college is through tuition reimbursement. 

Tuition Reimbursement is an often overlooked form of financial aid available to many to help decrease the costs of earning your degree. Higher Education has over the years become a necessity, opening doors for many to gain access to jobs that offer a higher salary and excellent benefits. Tuition costs have unfortunately been on a steady increase year over year, with one year costing as much as $40,000 at some institutions. 

Fortunately there are many companies out there that place a high value on a college education, and express this through offering tuition assistance. Tuition assistance can include tuition reimbursements, student loans at extremely low rates, tuition discounts, and college credits for courses taken at work. Below you will find a list of companies that should be on every college students list because of their tuition assistance programs, which in some cases are even given to Part Time team members. Some of the companies on the list may surprise you and feel free to add to the list.


The Banking/ Financial Industry on a whole is extremely generous when it comes to offering tuition  reimbursement and it is pretty much considered a standard benefit by most.

Bank of America


Capital One

Wells Fargo

PNC Bank

Jp Morgan Chase- Tuition Reimbursement tied to performance

Suntrust Bank

TD Bank

Citi Bank


American Express


Space Coast Credit Union




T Mobile


Best Buy- Full Time Team Members Only


Amazon- Select majors only


Retail/Services/ Food and Beverage:

Starbucks- They announced that they will offer free 4 year degrees in partnership with the Arizona State University to all employees, this makes Starbucks one of the most generous companies where tuition reimbursement is concerned.



Toys R Us

Ross/ DDs Discounts- Limited tuition reimbursement in the form of a scholarship based on academic performance

Publix Supermarkets



Walmart - Tuition Discounts

Home Depot

TJX Stores (Marshalls etc)- Tuition reimbursement available only for those at the Corporate Home Office





Macy's-Tuition Reimbursement available to select employees

Bloomingdales- Tuition Reimbursement available to select employees

Saks Fifth Avenue


Gap Inc. (Stores include Old Navy)- Limited Tuition Reimbursement for Full Time employees and only for select courses

Limited Brands (Stores in Include Victoria Secrets)- Tuition Reimbursement available only for Full Time Employees for select majors

Office Depot

Office Max


Wegmans Food Market

Men's Warehouse

Airline Industry

American Airlines

US Airways


Are there any companies we forgot to add to the list? Feel free to let us know in the comments section below.

50 Companies that Offer Tuition Reimburement
How to Ace an Open Book Test

So it's syllabus week, and the professor states that all the exams will be open book tests. At this point you're probably thinking wow, what a time to be alive! Don't get too excited, at least not just yet. The truth is open book tests can be just as challenging, and depending on the material it can actually be harder than traditional tests. Here are 3 must follow tips for acing an open book test. Good luck!

Actually Study

How to Ace an Open Book Test
You should prepare for an open book test like you would any other

One of the biggest mistakes students make when it comes to open book tests is to not study. Many students incorrectly assume that studying is a waste of time since the answers will be just a page turn away. Big mistake!

As I mentioned before open book tests can be just as challenging, so you'll want to ensure you're very prepared. Also if you're not familiar with the book, you could end up spending more time searching for answers instead of actually doing the test. So it's best to prepare for an open book test like you would any other test.

Use You Index and Glossary

How to Ace an Open Book Test
Your index and glossary makes finding info during an exam faster and easier

In an open book test, a lot of time can be spent searching for answers, especially if you're not familiar with the book. One of the best ways to prevent this is to make use of index and glossary.

After reading the questions, highlight the keywords, then use the keywords to search the index for the relevant pages. For simple definitions, the glossary will prove helpful in finding words you may not understand, and may have trouble finding in the book.

Use Your Notes

How to Ace an Open Book Test
Your notes will be easier to navigate than your textbook
As a college student, you should always be taking notes. Note taking is a great way to retain info, and to ensure you actually understand the material. For open book tests, it may also be easier to navigate through your notes than say a 500 page textbook.

Using your syllabus or exam guidelines, make notes of relevant material, and categorize by heading. Then instead of using your textbook, use your notes.

Do you have any other tips for doing well on an open book test? Tell us in the comments below!

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It is possible to have better Mondays[/caption]   Wouldn't you like to improve the way you feel on Mondays? Wake up feeling refreshed, and ready to conquer the week? Maybe even stop posting those anti-Monday memes on your social media for a change? It's no secret that Monday is the most hated day of the week. As a people we may not be able to agree on much, but basically everyone agrees that Mondays stink. Luckily it is possible to have better Mondays. It is possible to look forward to the start of the week just as much as you look forward to the end of it. You don't have to be stressed, and simply working for the weekend. Here are the steps to follow to make Mondays suck less. Who knows, you might actually start liking the day.
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What's big, red, and inflamed all around? Acne! And if you're planning on getting clear skin anytime soon, you're going to want to include an acne face mask in your beauty routine like now.
As anyone who finally got rid of acne will tell you, finally achieving clear skin is going to require more than a three step approach.
Why? Well your cleanser, toner, and moisturizer may simply not be enough to tame breakouts. That's where a good acne mask comes in. Face masks are designed to not only hydrate, but also treat skin concerns. They're also pretty good at unclogging pores too.
Not all acne face masks are created equal, however, so we decided to help you out and compile a list of the best ones. Check it out!
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Choosing the perfect class schedule is an art many college students have yet to master. Whether you waited till the last minute, or your class hours just refuse to align, you may find yourself with tons of time in between classes to spare.
Of course you could just use that that time to browse Facebook, see what's trending on Twitter, or some other random activity. Or you could put that valuable free time between classes to good use. Here are 12 things you can do in between your college classes.
Back to College Essentials for a Successful Semester
The Back To College Essentials You're Going to Need

The Fall semester is finally here, and it's time to switch out our sunglasses and pool floats for textbooks and backpacks. Being that this is my senior year I'm looking to rock this year and leave with a bang. By this I mean I am looking to have my best academic year yet. Achieving this is going to require some hard work, late nights, and a few college essentials to keep me organized and stress free.

Shopping for my college essentials, and restocking throughout the year has always been a breeze for me. As an Amazon Prime Student subscriber, my college supplies are always a click away. I can easily browse through Amazon's broad collection of college essentials, order, and in just 2 days they are at my doorstep. Check out the back to college essentials I grabbed this year, and see how you too can have successful semester.

An Academic Planner


Back to College Essentials for a Successful Semester
An Academic Planner helps me to keep up with exams, and assignments

The key to a successful semester starts with getting organized and staying organized. Keeping track of multiple assignments for multiple classes, as well as extra curricular activities and events is not easy. My Bloom Daily Academic Planner helps me to stay on top of assignments, exams, and my other responsibilities.

It's dated from August 2016 to June 2017, so I can use it throughout the school year. I use my planner along with my syllabus to make note of due dates, office hours, and even expectations for my assignments. I can then refer to my planner when necessary, as opposed to searching through piles and piles of papers. It comes in very handy and every college student should own one.

The Right Stationery

Back to College Essentials for a Successful Semester
The right stationery includes pencils, sticky notes and file folders.

Okay so some of you are probably thinking "duh, of course you're going to need stationery for college", but you'd be surprised at how many people show up with all the essentials for their dorm room and none of the essential stationery.

You're going to need HB2 pencils for exams, as well as for making notes. Sticky notes, are a great study aid. I usually make note of points I'm most likely to forget, and stick it on my wall or desk. Thanks to sticky notes I can always review my class work, sometimes without even realizing it.

File folders help me to keep all my completed assignments in one central location and organized by class and due dates. You'd be shocked at the headaches I've saved myself just by stocking up on these items.

A Tablet

Back to College Essentials for a Successful Semester
Use a tablet for all your textbooks

I used to be the girl on campus struggling to get to class with the huge back pack filled with textbooks. Thankfully that girl is no more, and I have now updated my look with a tablet. Getting a tablet is one of the best decisions I've ever made. I have the Amazon Fire Tablet and it has literally replaced over 4 textbooks (many of my textbooks are in eBook format). I also use it with my handy keyboard, to take notes, browse the internet, and keep myself entertained.


Amazon Prime Student 


My school year would not have had such a smooth start had it not been for Amazon Prime Student. I was able to shop for all my school supplies without having to contend with the crowds at the mall, or at my campus bookstore. With Amazon Prime Student I was able to get all my items, at a great low price, shipped right to my door in just two days. Restocking on my college necessities is also that easy.

Aside from the thousands of deals on college supplies, I love just how much my Amazon Prime Student subscription appeals to my lifestyle. After spending hours writing a paper I can just sit back,  and de-stress by catching up on my favorite TV shows and movies, which I can access through my Android phone and Fire tablet, for free! I have watched Interstellar so many times I can practically recite the lines.

You can sign up for Amazon Prime Student now and you will receive exclusive college deals, savings on textbooks, access to thousand of movies and TV shows, and to over a million songs, all free for six months. Yes that's right you'll get an entire semester and then some for free! After that you pay just $49 a year, which is half the price of a regular Amazon Prime membership. To see how you can sign up visit: http://clvr.li/2b0l5oR

So apart from Amazon Prime Student, what else are you planning on getting to rock this semester?

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