Learners Disdain Reimbursement

A new survey indicates that two-thirds of prospective online learners who work full-time are not taking advantage of workplace tuition reimbursement programs available to them. Among the survey respondents, 55 percent replied that they plan to rely on government loans to pay for school, 45 percent plan to use funds they have earned or have saved for their education, and 40 percent will seek grants through the government. The aggregated results come from the June Aslanian E-learning Poll.

It found that of the participants with access to workplace-based tuition assistance, about 70 percent of their employers offered reimbursement after the completion of a course and 25 percent provide assistance at the time of registration. The prospective online learners replied that it was their opinion that employers offer assistance for three major reasons: to help employees advance to higher positions, to help employees be better at a current job and to make employees happier therefore increasing their propensity to stay at their current job. However, when asked how they planned to pay for school, participants replied that they were planning to use funding avenues other than employer-based tuition assistance.

—Source: www.elearners.com/back-to-school/

A new survey indicates that two-thirds of prospective online learners who work full-time are not taking advantage of workplace tuition reimbursement programs available to them. Among the survey respondents, 55 percent replied that they plan to rely on government loans to pay for school, 45 percent plan to use funds they have earned or have saved for their education, and 40 percent will seek grants through the government. The aggregated results come from the June Aslanian E-learning Poll.

It found that of the participants with access to workplace-based tuition assistance, about 70 percent of their employers offered reimbursement after the completion of a course and 25 percent provide assistance at the time of registration. The prospective online learners replied that it was their opinion that employers offer assistance for three major reasons: to help employees advance to higher positions, to help employees be better at a current job and to make employees happier therefore increasing their propensity to stay at their current job. However, when asked how they planned to pay for school, participants replied that they were planning to use funding avenues other than employer-based tuition assistance.

—Source: www.elearners.com/back-to-school/

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