Tuition Assistance Program
The College offers a tuition assistance reimbursement program for regular full and part-time, benefits eligible employees with a minimum of 3 years of service who are pursuing either: a first Associate's or Bachelor’s Degree; or have an Associate’s degree and are now enrolled in a program to continue their education and obtain a Bachelor’s degree. Some certificate programs leading toward career paths (e.g., culinary certificates, information technology certificate – where specific degree programs are not available) are eligible for reimbursement.
Courses must be taken from an accredited institution of higher education. Online courses are not eligible. Employees are eligible for up to $500 per semester for a maximum of 8 semesters. At the conclusion of each course the employee must provide proof of payment and proof of grade (C or better) for reimbursement.
An individual who is eligible for this benefit as an employee is not eligible for the Dependent Scholarship benefit as well.
The Maine Development Foundation (MDF) began a Maine Employers' Initiative (which Bowdoin joined) that encouraged all Maine people to strive to enhance their education. The MDF encouraged employers to participate so that their employees could avail themselves of discounts that are being provided by member institutions. While graduate programs are not eligible for the tuition reimbursement benefit, employees can avail themselves of the discounts provided by the Institutions who participate in this initiative. For example, Bowdoin employees and their family members are eligible to receive MDF partner preferred tuition rates for undergraduate and graduate coursework at New England College of Business and Finance (NECB), although their online courses are not eligible for the College's tuition assistance program.
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