The Edge: Who benefits from the surge in employer-paid tuition?

From The Chronicle: “In today’s ‘job seeker’s labor market,’ employers are looking to tuition benefits to help them attract and retain personnel. In fact, the EdAssist executive told me, this year 100 of its employer partners plan to offer workers ways to attend college with no out-of-pocket costs at all, up from 66 last year. And employee retention is one of the chief reasons Amazon announced a major expansion of its tuition-benefits program in March. However, I don’t think my caution was necessarily misplaced. As off-base as I was on employers’ continuing commitment to tuition benefits, I still think it’s fair to question how much such programs will help colleges with their enrollment woes, or at least most colleges.”

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