Thursday, August 19, 2010

I was Finally Reimbursed for my College Tuition

It's taken almost exactly ten (10) years to happen, but my former employer finally mailed me a check to cover the tuition and book costs they negelected to pay in full when I went to college from 1996 to 1999.  Based on my approximations, with an average tuition of $1,100.00 per semester (full time with labs), and $300-$400 in books, and using the grade scale they used back then where an A earned 100%, B earned 90% and C earned 80%, I averaged an A- (or GPA 3.46), and having skipped one Summer (1998), that would come to somewhere around 7 full semesters and 2 half-time Summer semesters (at roughly $600 each).  That would equate roughly to (7 x ($1,100+300)) + (2 x ($600 + $150)) or around $11,300 for the whole joy ride.  In actuality, they paid me roughly $600 to $800 per full semester, citing a justification that most of my CS/IS degree "required" courses weren't related to my job in IT.

Here's my check…

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Ok, so it's not really for tuition reimbursement.  It is actually not related to anything prior to 2008 at all.  It's just the balance of adjusted withholdings for insurance benefits from my final paycheck when I left the company this past July.  Oh well.  I'm going to pretend it's tuitition reimbursement.

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