Overview

At Citi, we invest in you with programs that make it easier and more affordable to continue learning, building skills and advancing your career. From tuition reimbursement and assistance to coaching, webinars and flexible options to earn college credits, Citi’s expanded educational support, offered in partnership with Bright Horizons EdAssist Solutions Platform, helps you achieve your educational and professional development goals.

 

Tuition Program

To ease the financial burden of obtaining a college degree or professional certification, Citi offers both tuition assistance and tuition reimbursement to eligible employees.

  • Tuition assistance: Citi will prepay eligible expenses, so you can pursue your education without any upfront costs.
  • Tuition reimbursement: Citi will reimburse you for eligible expenses you’ve already paid, upon the successful completion of your course.

Please note: If you have an existing approved application via the HR Help Center and are seeking a reimbursement, you must submit a Tuition Reimbursement Request via the HR Help Center.

Who’s Eligible?

If you have at least 90 days of service with Citi and are a full-time or part-time employee scheduled to work at least 20 hours per week, you may be eligible for tuition reimbursement or assistance. Additional performance requirements apply. You also must be actively working for the duration of the course, at the time you submit your application and on the date any tuition reimbursement or assistance is paid. Refer to the Tuition Program policy for more details.

What Courses Qualify?

You may receive tuition assistance or reimbursement for fees associated with courses taken at an accredited college or university in the U.S. Courses that qualify for tuition assistance or reimbursement are:

  • All undergraduate and graduate degree-program courses
  • Certificate programs
  • Remedial courses that must be completed as a requirement of an accredited college or university prior to beginning a degree-related course that qualifies for reimbursement

You must earn a minimum grade of C minus or pass a “pass/fail” class to receive tuition reimbursement or to continue to be eligible for tuition assistance.

In addition to tuition for qualifying courses, Citi will cover fees that are both mandatory and directly related to and required for qualifying courses. These expenses may include:

  • Exam fees
  • Registration fees
  • Application fees
  • Readmission fees
  • Lab/technology fees
  • Graduation fees
  • Books

Refer to the Tuition Program policy for more details.

How Much Will Citi Pay?

Each calendar year, you may be eligible to receive up to a maximum of:

  • 5,250 for undergraduate degree courses and certificate programs
  • $7,500 for graduate degree courses and certificate programs

Note that IRS regulations allow up to $5,250 in employer-funded educational support to be exempt from taxation. Citi will withhold taxes from payment amounts for graduate work that exceed the limit.

Ready to Apply?

Citi offers personalized education coaching through the Bright Horizons EdAssist Solutions Platform to help you determine the right path for your goals. Once you’ve decided which courses to register for, you must submit an online application for tuition assistance or reimbursement prior to the beginning of the course(s). Visit the Bright Horizons EdAssist Solutions Platform to begin your application.

 

College Access and Discounts

It’s not easy to work and take courses to earn a college degree at the same time. Through Citi’s partnership with Bright Horizons EdAssist Solutions Platform, we now offer a new program called Education Access. With this program, employees who have a high school diploma or GED can complete the general education courses required for their bachelor’s degree.

Using Bright Horizons FastTrack, it’s easy and flexible to complete these course requirements online — with no upfront cost! The credits transition seamlessly to the five partner schools offered with the Education Access program. To participate in the Education Access program, employees must meet the same eligibility requirements as those for the Citi Tuition Program mentioned above.

In addition, Bright Horizons EdAssist offers Citi employees exclusive discounts on tuition and fees at 220+ schools.

Learn More

Visit the Bright Horizons EdAssist Solutions Platform for more information

 

Additional Resources

Not sure about the best way to continue your educational journey? Citi can help! We’ve partnered with the Bright Horizons EdAssist Solutions platform to offer you free, personalized one-on-one coaching sessions with education experts.

Your coach can help you:

  • Determine the best educational option to support your career goals
  • Decide on a program of studies that matches your interests and get a customized academic plan of action
  • Understand how to complete the application process and enroll, to make sure you’re on track
  • Identify ways to reduce costs through financial aid and graduate more quickly
  • Secure credit for training or prior learning
  • Find additional sources of available funding outside of tuition assistance and reimbursement

You also have access to live and on demand webinars on a variety of education and professional development topics, such as:

  • Future-Ready Skills for Career Mobility
  • Overcoming Your Number-One Fear: Public Speaking
  • Game-Changing Strategies to Make Better Workplace Connections
  • Strategies for Giving & Receiving Effective Feedback
  • What You Need to Know About Earning an Online Degree
  • Before You Borrow: Exploring Options to Finance Your Degree
  • How to Choose a Major
  • MBA 101: Is It Right for Me?
  • And many more

View all on demand and upcoming live webinars available to you.

One-Stop Access to Educational Support

Visit the Bright Horizons EdAssist Solutions Platform to quickly and easily:

  • Submit an application for Citi’s tuition program
  • Request tuition reimbursement
  • Check the status and payment history of your requests
  • Access resources to support your educational goals
  • Schedule a coaching session with a Bright Horizons educational or financial coach
Grow Your Career Through Learning & Development

In addition to the Citi Tuition Program and Bright Horizons EdAssist Solutions, you have access to professional development opportunities through Citi’s Learning & Development program to help you excel in your career. Learn more on Citi For You (intranet only).