Originally, this article was going to be “Why I Love Starbucks.” As a former barista, the company was good to me. Not only did I get cheap health insurance, great hours, and a flexible schedule but I got something that really helped me. Tuition reimbursement. Starbucks gave me money to go to college. When you are taking CLEP tests, $1,000 goes a long way in saving you from college debt. Between my paycheck, tuition reimbursement, CLEP savings, and some money from my parents which was quickly paid off, I was able to graduate without student loans hanging over my head.
That’s huge. As a 20-something, I’ve managed to kickstart a debt-free lifestyle. And it feels great.
I could wax poetic on why Starbucks is the perfect job for a college student, especially an Unbound student, but I’ll save that for another post.
It’s time to get smart. Here are 33 companies that can save you from college debt. (Update: Now there are 51 companies in the list!) Some of them hand out big bucks to employees, while others just pay $500 towards school. Some offer scholarships to children of their employees. Each program varies. If you really want to be strategic about saving money, check them out. Best of luck!
- Ann Taylor
- Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield
- Applied Materials
- Bank of America
- Barnes and Noble
- Best Buy
- Capital One
- Discover Card
- Fiat Chrysler Automobiles
- Home Depot
- J.M. Smucker Co.
- John Deere
- Johnson & Johnson
- Lane Bryant
- Lockheed Martin
- Proctor and Gamble
- Verizon Wireless
- Wells Fargo
Save money no matter where you work.
Need to save money on college without working for one of these companies? Unbound can help you earn your degree completely debt-free. Click here to learn more.
Do you know of any other companies that offer tuition reimbursement/assistance programs? Share below!
Caitlin Anderson believes in finding the extraordinary in the ordinary. A former Unbound employee, she now works as Lois Lane for a major tech company. She lives in Portland with her husband and their puppy.Read more by Caitlin