Employer paying for grad school?
My employer is allowing me to work part-time while finishing grad school with a masters in cs.
Would you turn down free soup?
If you want to do a master's, then - HELL YES.
check the terms and conditions - if you have to leave the job after x months - how much (if any) of the fees etc would you be liable to repay ...
Do you mean they will pay for your tuition, as in you get a normal salary for the part time work and on top of that they pay 90% of your tuition fees?
Just me (Sir to you)
my Sw.Eng. masters degree was paid for too -- good deal.
QAZ of MN
Its what I'm doing, and I like it. I get paid full-time, and get to spend 7 hours a week (of my 40 standard) in the classroom or studying. The classroom is here at my work, and linked to UC Davis via teleconference. They pay for everything as well. Well worth it, and I'd do it if you can make it work. Free money! :)
Check how they disburse the cash to you. Some companies expense it and some pay it as taxable income. The way that they do it can make a big difference on your taxes. Even if it's taxable it's a great deal - you just need to plan for it in your personal finances.
I got an MSCS for $25.
Your employer might contractually require you to work for N years after you complete your MS for them to recoup their investment's value.
No, they couldn't do it that way runtime. That would be indentured servitude and there are laws about that. What they might do instead is to make the payment contingent on some time peroid. That is, either delay reimbursement for 6 mos, so you wouldn't get it if you left too soon, or require that you pay some portion back if you left within some time period. But it could never extend to N years, it would always be on the order of a few months because once you and they are in a new tax year, those expenses are written off.
When I've worked places that wanted me to stick around for a while, what they did was give me the reimbursement up front, along with an amortized repayment schedule. If I left within one month, I had to repay the whole thing. If I left at 6 months, I had to pay half back, etc. in 1 / 12th increments until the year counter is up.
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