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A how-to guide for requesting tuition reimbursement

You know you’re ready to strengthen your skills and heighten your career possibilities with a graduate degree, but now you have to figure out how to pay for it. Financial aid and scholarships are available to help offset the cost of tuition but there’s another potential source of funding that you might have overlooked: your employer.

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Asking for financial assistance from the business that pays you might seem awkward but tuition reimbursement and employer financial aid is quite common. Our guide will take you through the process of researching your options and provide you with key information and advice for making a convincing case to your employer that tuition assistance is a mutually beneficial endeavor.

Take the Money and Learn: How to Request Tuition Reimbursement from Your Employer

Included in this guide:

  • A templated email to help you start the conversation with your manager
  • Explanation of common terms of reimbursement
  • Guidance for researching your firm’s reimbursement practices
  • Tips on shaping a reimbursement program
  • Key questions to answer before you make the ask
  • Stats to help support the argument for tuition reimbursement

Give them their money’s worth (and get yours as well)

A graduate business education from Marquette University will help shape you into an invaluable asset to your organization. Plus, the Marquette name on your resume and a vast alumni network at your side will help you open new doors to reach your ultimate career goals.

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