Tuition Benefit Discount
Training to YOU Career Pathways offers a 10% discount off the total program cost for all students utilizing their employer tuition assistance or reimbursement benefits. Students must produce written verification of their employee education benefits to be eligible for this discount.
Depending on your employer’s benefit package and the program you choose, there could be no out of pocket cost for you to take one of TTY’s certification prep programs. Learn more about tuition benefits below.
About Tuition Benefits
Employer tuition assistance includes a variety of employer-sponsored programs to help employees and their dependents pay for college. In many cases the funds received from these programs will be excluded from income and hence tax-free.
$5,250 Exclusion from Income
Your employer may provide you with up to $5,250 in employer education assistance benefits for undergraduate or graduate courses tax-free each year, per section 127 of the Internal Revenue Code. You do not need to be degree-seeking. (The expansion to graduate students was added by the Economic Growth and Tax Relief Reconciliation Act of 2001 (EGTRRA), effective on or after January 1, 2002.)
The benefits must have been paid for tuition, fees, books, supplies, and equipment. These expenses must have been incurred for the education of the employee and not for the employee’s spouse or dependents. Tools or supplies that may be retained by the employee after the course of instruction are excluded. (Textbooks may be retained after course completion.) Travel, lodging and meals are not included. Courses involving sports, games or hobbies are not included, unless they are required as part of a degree program or are related to the business of your employer.
Your employer may require you to attain a particular grade or to complete a program in order to obtain reimbursement. Your employer may also require that you remain employed for a period of time after completing the course of study. Your employer may require you to provide receipts or other substantiation of the educational expenses. Employers may provide these benefits to retired, disabled and laid-off former employees in addition to current employees.
The $5,250 limit applies to the sum of all employer education assistance benefits received from all employers during the tax year. It is a combined limit, so you cannot multiply the exclusion by working for several employers.
*Employee Benefits are available to those who qualify