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Publix's tuition reimbursement program (TRP) was designed to support associates with personal and professional development by increasing their knowledge and skill level. The program not only covers traditional, degree-seeking students in appropriate areas of study; it also covers some individual courses, online programs, technical training, undergraduate and graduate degrees.
Who is eligible?
Unlike many companies, Publix does not limit participation to full-time associates. Any associate with six months of continuous service who works an average of 10 hours a week is eligible to participate with their managers' approval.
What is covered?
Individual courses - Any class that directly affects your ability to perform your current job (including courses teaching Spanish or English as a second language).
Occupational or technical programs - Any program that directly affects your ability to perform your current job, prepares you to perform a future role within your current business area, provides a required or preferred certification for your current job or established career path1, or meets a business need.
Undergraduate program - The following majors are approved for inclusion in the Tuition Reimbursement Program:
Computer Network Services
Management Information Systems
Other majors may also be approved if related to an associate's current position or established career path1.
All courses must be taken at a regionally accredited college or through an occupational or technical program approved by Publix.
How much will Publix reimburse?
Tuition reimbursement limits are provided in the chart below.
||Annual calendar limit
|Individual course program, occupational/technical program or undergraduate program while attending a two-year school/community college*
*Any reimbursement received from this level will be deducted from the reimbursement limits for a four-year college/university.
What about graduate degrees?
Reimbursement for graduate degrees is also available, although eligibility and participation requirements are more extensive. Graduate degrees require vice president approval, and they must be based on an associate's current position or established career path. At this time, none of our Retail positions meet the requirements for tuition reimbursement of a graduate degree.
How do I apply or get more information?
If you are a current associate and you would like to apply or get more information, please ask your Department Manager or visit http://www.publix.org/org/Page10.do. Prospective employees and current associates can call (863) 688-1188 ext. 54250, or send an e-mail to TuitionReimbursement@publix.com.
1We have defined “established career path” as the natural progression for an associate within his or her current business area.