Employer Reimbursement

Many Oklahoma employers will pay your college tuition and possibly other costs. You might – or might not – have to pay upfront and get reimbursed later, earn certain grades, take a job-related major, go to certain schools, or limit expenses to $5,250 a year, the maximum tax-free benefit under most programs. You might be reimbursed for full tuition, fees, and books or only for some portion of those expenses. In some cases, you might even get to do your homework on the job. 

Large employers are more likely than smaller ones to offer tuition assistance, but don’t assume anything without asking. Sometimes the programs are available but not publicized. And sometimes even employers that don’t generally offer tuition assistance will do it if you ask. 

Employers have found that the programs help attract, develop and keep better workers.