OMAHA, Neb.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dollar General and Bellevue University, a world leader in making it possible for motivated working adults to earn a college degree, are partnering to provide Dollar General employees and their immediate family members with tuition assistance.
All full-time and part-time Dollar General employees now qualify for $8,000 and $5,250 respectively, 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.
“At Dollar General, one of the operating priorities is to invest in our people as a competitive advantage and we are excited to partner with Bellevue University to assist employees and family members in their pursuit of higher education,” said Bob Ravener, Dollar General’s executive vice president and chief people officer. “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. We look forward to celebrating the future graduations of our valued employees and their family members.”
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.”
About Dollar General Corporation
Dollar General Corporation has been delivering value to shoppers for over 75 years. Dollar General helps shoppers Save time. Save money. Every day! ® by offering products that are frequently used and replenished, such as food, snacks, health and beauty aids, cleaning supplies, clothing for the family, housewares and seasonal items at low everyday prices in convenient neighborhood locations. Dollar General operated 14,000 stores in 44 states as of August 19, 2017. In addition to high quality private brands, Dollar General sells products from America's most-trusted brands such as Procter & Gamble, Kimberly-Clark, Unilever, Kellogg's, General Mills, Nabisco, Hanes, PepsiCo and Coca-Cola. Learn more about Dollar General at www.dollargeneral.com.
About Bellevue University:
Founded in 1966, Bellevue University is a non-profit, regionally accredited university with more than 50,000 graduates worldwide. The University is a recognized national leader in preparing students for lifelong success with career-relevant knowledge and skills while making college affordable. Routinely ranked among the nation’s top military-friendly and open access institutions, the University serves students at its main campus in Bellevue, Nebraska and everywhere online. The University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission through the U.S. Department of Education. To learn more, go to Corporatelearning.com.