Education reimbursement

You may be reimbursed up to C$12,901 per year for academic degrees, top credential programs, advanced specializations and technical certifications.

Who’s eligible

All regular Adobe employees who are in good performance standing are eligible for this benefit. Regular employees include part-time employees who work the minimum hours required to be eligible for benefits. Interns and Adobe-paid temporary employees are not eligible, except where legally required. You must be employed with Adobe when the course begins and ends to receive reimbursement.

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What’s covered

Adobe’s Learning Fund covers up to C$12,901 for 2021 for undergraduate, graduate, PhD and MBA degree programs, as well as certain certifications, through accredited institutions. The benefit also covers certain approved certifications [PDF] from non-accredited institutions.

Unless it’s part of a covered certification program, a program/class must exceed one week (seven days) in duration based on the start and end dates of the course or program. One- or two-day courses, seminars and workshops may be reimbursable through the professional development reimbursement benefit.

You’ll receive reimbursement for the cost of tuition, course fees, certification fees and required books specific to your approved course work. You may request reimbursement of the learning opportunity once you have completed the course with a grade of C or better or P (if pass/fail), successful completion or the local country equivalent. You must successfully pass the certification exam to be reimbursed. Adobe will pay 100% of these costs up to the maximum benefit allowed, less appropriate taxes as applicable.

You will not receive reimbursement for university- or student-associated costs and fees. Examples include library fees, lab fees, CLEP, facility fees, technology fees, calculators, identification cards, student health fees, parking, late fees, prepayment fees, art supplies, software and preliminary/admission tests such as the GMAT or LSAT.

Adobe Certified Expert-related expenses are not eligible for reimbursement under this benefit.

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How to get started

  1. Confirm your course work is covered.
  1. Confirm your course work meets the approved timeframe.
  • Unless it is part of a covered professional certification, a program or class must exceed one week (seven days) in duration based on its start and end dates.
  1. Obtain manager approval.
  • Have a conversation with your manager to get approval, and ensure alignment with the business and your career goals, and confirm there are no schedule or time commitment issues with taking the course.
  1. Submit your application.
  • Once you have verbal approval from your manager, log in to My Adobe Benefits and follow these instructions:
    • Click Reimbursements.
    • Click Make a Claim.
    • For Type of Claim, select Education Reimbursement Application.
    • Complete the required fields and click Next.
    • Review the information and click Next to submit.
  • Once you’ve submitted your application, your manager will receive an email notification requesting that he/she review and approve your application. Your manager’s approval or denial will be emailed to you.
  • If your application is approved, you may register and complete the course. If your application is denied, you’ll receive an email for more information, or your manager will let you know about his/her decision to deny.

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How to claim your reimbursement

Once your course is paid and successfully completed, log in to My Adobe Benefits and follow these instructions:

  • Click Reimbursements.
  • Click Make a Claim.
  • For Type of Claim, select Education Reimbursement.
  • Complete the required fields.
  • Upload and attach scanned receipts and invoices along with a copy of your final grade or completion report.
  • Invoice of costs as well as receipts are required for reimbursement.
  • Review the information and click Next to submit.

Reimbursements will be issued through Payroll after you submit all receipts and your claim is fully approved. Depending on your claim submission and approval dates, you’ll receive your reimbursement in accordance with normal pay periods and timelines for your respective country.

You must submit your reimbursement claims to My Adobe Benefits with all required documentation for courses and programs you completed in the current year by December 30. Any courses submitted after December 30 will be reimbursable from the following year's allowance.

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