AmeriCorps Employee Benefit: Tuition Assistance | Glassdoor

AmeriCorps Tuition Assistance

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Employee Comments

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  • Aug 29, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Colorado Reading Corps Tutor in Fort Collins, Colorado

    The program put around $5.5K towards my college tuition. It wasn't much, and frankly I might have preferred to just get paid more. But it's part of how the grant works, they can only give us the money if we guarantee that it's for education.

  • May 30, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Current AmeriCorps VISTA in Boston, Massachusetts

    You receive a 5,900 segal education award at the end of the term of service.

  • Mar 22, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Current AmeriCorps VISTA in Fayetteville, Arkansas

    AmeriCorps offers the Seagal Education Award of $5,775 at the end of a full service year.

  • Nov 28, 2016
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Support Specialist in Spokane, Washington State

    Being an Americorps member does mean you have access to loan forbearance throughout the term and upon completion a grant of $5000+ can be awarded to pay previous loans or pay for future schooling in the next 7 years.

  • Aug 24, 2016
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Community Veterans Service Connector VISTA in Chicago, Illinois

    There is a tuition reimbursement of about $5500 as well as deferment and paid interest while in service.

  • Jul 28, 2016
    StarStarStarStarStar Former College Adviser in San Antonio, Texas

    The education award at the end is the only thing that makes the salary really worth it but remember that it is taxed and you have to put aside a chunk of your own money to pay those taxes come next tax season. The taxes are not taken out automatically so you need to budget for that.

  • Jun 25, 2016
    StarStarStarStarStar Current AmeriCorps Member in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

    They raised it to $5715 which is good.

  • Nov 19, 2015
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in Athens, Ohio

    I have not collected my education award yet but I'm a little nervous after how confusing the process has been

  • Oct 19, 2015
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Corps Member in Sacramento, California

    If you complete the term of service you get a $5500 education award that can be used to pay off student loans or to further your education. There are also a number of universities that 'match' or 'partially match' your education award as well as having other benefits for AmeriCorps alumni such as waiving the application fee or waiving the cost for a certain amount of credit hours per semester.

  • Oct 07, 2015
    StarStarStarStarStar Current AmeriCorps VISTA in Tucson, Arizona

    Loan deferment, educational stipend at end of service.

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