Employers upping the ante for school?

Discussion in 'General Distance Learning Discussions' started by scubasteveiu, Jul 7, 2005.

  1. scubasteveiu

    scubasteveiu New Member

    I am curious, with the cost of a PhD (or any other degree) has anyone proposed, petitioned or negotiated additional funding for their education? If so, do tell!

    The examples could be strategies or methods of measuring the benefit of advanced study or any other "trick" you might have used.

    For example, I am going to sell back some vacation each year to help cover some of the expenses (I am hoping for better examples from you fine people).

    IMO, it would be valuable for everyone to see how the more "senior" members might have completed this task . . . new students / learners might be able to employ some of the same methods and hopefully save some money on educational expenses.

    I am hoping to get my company to "up" their $5250 to around $7500 a year.

    Thank you,
  2. Han

    Han New Member

    I did!

    Part of my research is directly on the company and employees. I took this straight to the President of the company, and made a pitch on what the improvements / findings "might" show.

    I then took that figure and divided by the standard $150 hr eningeering cost for labor. It came out to less than 100 man hours a year cost for the company. I got it approved as a "special project", but in a lump sum of tuition. (Couldn't get the travel paid for though).

    Once I got the head cheese bought in, the next two levels (I worked for the exec director), had no choice. I knew my boss wouldn't go for it, as her budget is tight, but I sold it and the funds came out of another pot of money.
  3. Rich Douglas

    Rich Douglas Well-Known Member

    Scuba, he say dis thread iz pescados muertos. But da answers is in anudder one. Da beeg man sez anyting above $5250 gotta give up a cut.
  4. scubasteveiu

    scubasteveiu New Member

    dead fish no more!
  5. JLV

    JLV Active Member

    ¿pescados muertos .... ?

    Jamás te acostarás sin aprender algo más. ;)
  6. kebauc

    kebauc New Member

    As I understand it from my employer, the 5250 is driven by tax rules on how much reimbursement you can get without it being taxable as personal income, and limits on the deductability of the reimbursement by the employer.

    Further, I was told if the congress changes the rules, the company would gladly follow suit.

    I've already written by letter to the local congressman.

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