The Student Tuition Employment Program was created in 1986 with just two employees participating. It has increased in participation and last semester we paid $28,500 to assist our employees with college tuition fees.
The program reimburses students for a percentage of their tuition based on the number of peak shifts (lunch or late night) that they are available to work. In order to qualify to be on the S.T.E.P. Program each semester, employees must be employed at the start of the semester, make themselves available to work qualifying peak shifts consistently throughout the school term, and work a minimum of 20 hours a week.
The program is based on a point system and participants earn points for tenure and working specified peak shifts. The point system determines the percentage of tuition that the employee is reimbursed. The maximum amount available to an employee on S.T.E.P. during the 2012-2013 school year is $3,300.
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