I believe any employee at WPI (meaning PD too) can enroll in any class for free. They simply get thrown to the bottom of the wait list, if one exists for the class. I know several people who were FT students there and got hired by the NetOps department around their sophomore year. As I understand it, they became "special students" and took classes on a part time schedule. It took them a little longer to finish their degree, but they didn't have to pay for it. As far as I know, this would be applicable to any employee. Tomahawk might know the details better.
Any full-time WPI employee gets 100% tuition benefit for themselves and immediate family (i.e. spouse/children) - last I checked, it was around 75% if one was to take classes at another institution. Helluva deal, since tuition out there is pushing $40k! :shock:
Not sure about other colleges... if you get a state job, you receive state school tuition assistance - not sure on those details though.
Most colleges and universities offer free tuition for at least one class up to full-time status, per semester; often for employee and family. Some, like MIT, offer cash. MIT offers about $5200 a year, as service and staff employees would most likely not be able to perform academically, and they have a huge waiting list.
At Northeastern a FT employee gets 9 free credits per qtr. (3 night classes or 2 days classes). Children of the officer get free tuition. Spouse gets a discount, I believe. Employees also get a 15% discount on books.
At Emerson College the Police Officers can go for free. The police officers wives can also can go for free. The police officers children go for free and also go for free to 175 colleges in the Emerson College tuition exchange program. This is a great incentive Emerson College Police gives to its officers.
Although Wentworth is an engineering school, I do believe they have remedial spelling classes as well for people who can't spell SCHOOL. I have been to school before but never to SCHOLL. Kev, I miss you there buddy. Too bad they don't have part-timers.
B.C. Officers and our wives go for free, our kids go for free after 5 years on the job. They still have to score very well on the S.A.T.'s. They can also go to one of the other 24 universities that belong to the group of Jesuit schools that we are involved with.
Tufts allows full time employee's two classes per semester. spouses I believe can take one. Children providing they meet stringent requirements go free after 10 years service. Because of the requirements this does not happen often and it is looked at as a non benefit by most employees.
Just as a correction to Emerson College, They offer up to 2 classes free on a space contingent. If the class you need is full, you dont get in. They do offer the children thing tho.
I will additionaly say this, We wrote in our proposed contract for a cash incentive, the school said blaitantly that they do not care about officers being educated therefore dont want to pay us extra for having a degree...
Which of the Boston area schools (JP64, Bart, bcsgt) allow you to seek a degree, as opposed to just taking classes? Are they limited to undergrad degrees or do they allow you to seek a grad degree if you want?