Tuition Reimbursement

Did you know that many companies will pay for employees to take lessons at Spanish Institute of Mérida? Many companies offer tuition reimbursement to obtain, maintain, or improve job-related capabilities through participation in programs of study, such as those offered at Spanish Institute Online. Tuition Assistance Programs (TAP) are usually administered through the human resources department or are part of an employee's benefits package. Tuition reimbursement programs benefit both the employee and the employer, so please investigate the opportunities your company offers by contacting your company's HR department. Even if your company does not have a formal reimbursement program, ask if your employer will cover Spanish lessons, as many businesses will write this off as a business expense for employee training.

The Spanish Institute will be happy to provide official documentation such as a full invoice and transcripts for your employer.

How to Discuss Tuition Reimbursement with Your Boss

If your company already has a tuition reimbursement program or business-college partnership in place, visit the human resources department to learn more. If your company does not have a tuition reimbursement program, you will need to convince your employer to design a personal program.

First, create a list of ways your Spanish lessons will benefit the company.
For example:

  • Your new skills will make you more productive at work.
  • You will be able to take on additional assignments.
  • You will be able to be a leader in the workplace.

Second, anticipate your employer’s possible concerns. Make a list of problems your employer may raise, and think of solutions to each.

For example:

Problem: Paying your lessons will be expensive for the company. Solution: Actually, paying for Spanish lessons may cost less than hiring a new employee with the skills you are working on and training the new recruit. Your new skills will make the company money. In the long run, your employer will save by funding your education.

Finally, set an appointment to discuss tuition reimbursement with your employer. Practice your “why-you-should-pay spiel” beforehand and come to the meeting with your lists in hand. If you are turned down, keep in mind that you can always make another request in a few months.

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