Frequently Asked Questions
We are a nonprofit organization created to help college students graduate with less debt. We employ college students in contact centers and on client sites to work part-time while helping them earn cash and tuition assistance for school.
All majors and disciplines from an accredited university or college are welcome to apply. If you are unsure if your school is accredited, you can talk with your academic advisor.
The majority of our positions are customer service and sales positions in a contact center environment. In these positions, you will interact with customers over the phone and help them resolve issues or connect customers to products they can’t resist.
In addition, some of our students work at our client’s place of business and offer back-office, data-entry, and other office support.
Education at Work is not a government funded program. Unlike work study, we don’t base your tuition assistance amount on your current financial need and our funds are not federally-based.
We are dedicated to working with students and their school schedules. We customize your schedule so you’re not scheduled to work during class times. At the beginning of each semester you will provide us with your current class schedule, so we can create a schedule for the semester based on your academic needs.
During your in-person interview, our staff learns about your background, career goals, and aspirations. Several of our programs can be connected to your major and we try to place you in programs that match your personality and skills.
We do encourage you to dress business casual when coming to work. We like to make it interesting, and have days where you can wear Education at Work t-shirts or college colors.
- You can apply for tuition assistance at the end of each completed term after the initial 60 day qualification period. You can apply each time you receive a new set of grades (cannot submit the same grades more than once).
- You must work the weekly minimum hours your program requires and be in good standing with your work performance.
- Finally, you must earn a 2.5 GPA or above for the most current semester.
Most Recent Semester GPA
Part Time Student
Full Time Student
2.5 to under 3.0
3.0 to under 3.5
3.5 and above
Nope, but - tuition assistance funds are paid directly to your college or university.