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Dollar General to offer tuition assistance


Dollar General wants to make it easier for its employees to pursue higher education.

In a newly announced partnership with Bellevue University, all full-time and part-time Dollar General employees now qualify for $8,000 and $5,250 respectively in tuition assistance after working at Dollar General for a minimum of 30 days. Plus, immediate family members of employees are eligible for up to $2,625, as well.

To qualify, employees must maintain full-time student status throughout their degree program. This tuition reimbursement is good every year, adding up to $32,000 over the course of a four-year bachelor’s degree.

“This partnership further demonstrates our ongoing commitment to provide our employees with opportunities to gain new skills, develop their talents and advance within the company, which is reflected in our strong promotion and placement rates," said Bob Ravener, Dollar General’s executive VP and chief people officer.

Employees may choose from more than 50 bachelor’s degrees and 30 master’s degrees, all offered online. In addition to tuition assistance, employees can take advantage of a generous credit transfer policy that honors associate’s degrees in full. Students also benefit from a variety of support services, including academic advising, online tutoring, a writing center and ongoing professional development webinars.

“We’re honored to extend these services to Dollar General employees,” said Dr. Mary Hawkins, president of Bellevue University. “Dollar General understands the value of education, and their success over the years is a direct result of their commitment to their people. I’m excited about the possibilities of this partnership and look forward to welcoming Dollar General’s employees to the innovative online course offerings we have here at Bellevue University.”

Dollar General operated 14,000 stores in 44 states as of August 19, 2017.

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