Survey Finds More Employers Offering Tuition Reimbursement

October 20, 2010 ( - Eighty-five percent of employers in a recent survey report that their organization offers tuition assistance to their employees, compared to 52% that said so in late 2007.

However, according to the survey of Tuition Assistance plan practices by BLR, this increase in companies providing tuition was accompanied by a narrowing of the most common employer tuition reimbursement pre-requisites.   

According to a press release, virtually all (96%) organizations offering tuition assistance in the current survey require verification of the grade earned, compared with 50% having that requirement in 2007. More than three-fourths (76%) of companies require the course to be job related, as compared to 47% which had this requirement in late 2007.  

The survey, which garnered nearly 1,100 responses, was conducted by BLR’s HR Daily Advisor in August-September, 2010.