The University of Scranton is committed to offering a quality graduate education at an affordable price. It is important to us that the return on your investment in our online programs is a positive one and that all students meet their higher education goals.
The University of Scranton’s Financial Aid page offers information on federal loan programs as well as scholarship opportunities that you may qualify for. You can speak to one of our admissions representatives for more information.
How to Request Tuition Reimbursement From Your Employer
Many employers provide tuition reimbursement to help their employees continue their education and update their skill set. We often find that you are more likely to be successful in your request for tuition reimbursement if you can convey the positive aspects of earning an advanced degree, especially for a program that involves no work interruption.
Employers have a vested interest in making sure employees have the knowledge and skills that will help them be successful. When you earn an advanced degree complementary to your job, you can become a more productive, valuable employee. If your employer does not have a tuition program in place, you may be able to present a compelling case for reimbursement by citing a list of ways your education will benefit your company. For example:
- Your new skills will make you more productive at work.
- You will be able to take on additional assignments.
- You will become a leader in the workplace.
- Your degree will improve the company’s professional image when you interact with clients.
Fact vs. Fiction: Employer Tuition Reimbursement Benefits
Make a list of concerns your employer may raise, and think of responses to each. For example:
Concern: Your studies will take time away from work.
Reality: Online classes can be completed at your convenience without sacrificing time on the job.
Concern: Paying your tuition will be expensive for the company.
Reality: Actually, tuition costs may be less than hiring a new employee with the degree you are pursuing and training the new recruit. Your degree may help make the company money, and your employer will save by funding your education.
The University of Scranton Offers Tuition Deferment For Eligible Students
The University of Scranton makes it easy for you to complete the tuition deferment process for eligible students. To see if you qualify:
- Complete the Deferment of Tuition Payment form for each term you are seeking tuition deferment.
- Submit the Deferment of Tuition Payment form to the Bursar's Office no later than one week after the first day of classes for the term.
- Provide a copy of your employer's tuition policy.
- Pay all tuition and fees not covered by your employer by the normal due date.
- Pay deferred tuition in full within 14 days after the release of grades.