tuition assistance

Big Plan Group is excited to offer all employees two programs in an effort to enable a path to higher education - Tuition Reimbursement and the CCAC Scholarship Program.

 

To be eligible for either program, employees must meet the following requirements:


1. Work approximately 20 hours per week on average, prior to program application and during the entire period within the program (1,000 hours per year is the requirement).
2. A satisfactory performance review during most recent review.
3. Registered in a program that will result in a Post High School degree or certificate if a non-CCAC institution.
4. A new request/application must be completed prior to each semester.  Application must be approved before courses begin.

 

Tuition Reimbursement Details

 

  • Expenses eligible for reimbursement include tuition, textbooks, registration fees, and lab fees (if needed).

  • Final grades must be submitted within 30 days of completion. A passing grade of a C or better must be achieved.

  • Big Plan Group will not approve or provide an advance payment for tuition for a non-CCAC institution. The program is for reimbursement only, on previously approved applications.

  • If the employee’s employment is terminated, by either party, prior to the end of the course, the employee will be ineligible for reimbursement.

  • If the employee drops a course before receiving a final grade, the employee is ineligible for reimbursement.

  • Upon successful completion of courses and after providing eligible grades and receipts, Big Plan Group will reimburse the employee up to $5,250 per calendar year.

  • Any unused portion of the $5,250 Annual Maximum cannot be carried over for a subsequent year and employees cannot "bank" funds to be used in the future.

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Reimbursement Procedure


1. Applications should be submitted within 30 days prior to the course start date.

Application can be found here: Apply to CCAC

2. Notice of eligibility/approval will be sent via the email on your application.
3. Within 30 days of course completion, final grades and receipts for reimbursement should be sent via email to mgeiger@bigplangrp.com

4. If all requirements are met, reimbursement will be issued via payroll within four (4) weeks of the items in #3 being submitted.

 

CCAC Scholarship Program Details

  • Interested Employee/Students must first apply to and be accepted into a program at CCAC.  The process can be initiated at:  Apply at CCAC

  • Once notice of acceptance is received, Employee/Student should select courses, register for the next available semester, and notify Kristina Hout at khout@ccac.edu, of participation in the Big Plan Group Scholarship program during the course registration process.

  • CCAC Bursar and Big Plan Group will manage the tuition fulfillment process and notify Employee/Student via the email used on your application when complete.

  • This process must be completed each new semester while Employee/Student is participating in the CCAC Scholarship Program