Learning fund

To support you in your pursuit of continuing education, Learning Fund, Adobe's education and professional development reimbursement program, will reimburse you for eligible courses and professional development conferences, seminars and workshops.

On this page you will find information about:

Education reimbursement

You may be reimbursed up to INR 714,755 for 2020 for academic degrees, top credential programs, advanced specializations and technical certifications.

Professional development reimbursement

You may be reimbursed up to INR 71,476 for 2020 for short-term learning opportunities (e.g., conferences, workshops, webinars, online learning, business-related books/e-books, language courses, re-certification fees and professional memberships) to support your growth and development.

 

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Education reimbursement

Adobe’s Learning Fund will reimburse you up to INR 714,755 for 2020 for tuition and books for courses, graduate programs and certain certifications that meet the reimbursement benefit's eligibility criteria.

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.

What’s covered

Adobe’s Learning Fund covers up to INR 714,755 for 2020 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.
  • For graduate and degree work, make sure the institution is an accredited institution.
  • Check the list of covered approved certifications [PDF]. Only certain professional certifications are eligible under the policy.
  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 Education Application.

    Once you have verbal approval from your manager, log in to My Adobe Benefits and follow these instructions:
  • Select Reimbursements
  • Select Make a Claim and benefit period (year)
  • For Type of Claim, select Education Application 
  • Complete the required fields and select Submit 
    Note: you may upload and attach relevant files to help your manager approve your application (e.g. course information brochure)

    Your manager will receive an email notification requesting approval of 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 the decision to deny.
  1. Once your ‘Education Application’ is approved and your course is complete (i.e. you have a completion report / copy of the grade / pass certificate), you may submit a claim for reimbursement by following the instructions under ‘How to claim your reimbursement’.

How to claim your reimbursement

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

  • Select Reimbursements
  • Select Make a Claim and benefit period (year)
  • For Type of Claim, select Education Reimbursement Receipts/Grades
  • Upload and attach scanned invoices and receipts along with a copy of your final grade or completion report
  • Invoice of costs as well as receipts are required for reimbursement
  • Complete the required fields and select Submit
    • If you are submitting a receipt from outside India, you’ll need to convert the amount to INR using information provided next to Receipt amount
    • While you may be able to submit a claim for more than your available limit or balance, the approval and payout will be for the available balance at the time of the claim
    • Claims can be modified / deleted until they are approved. Once approved, they can only be viewed, and no modifications are allowed
    • For claiming Educational Reimbursement, you must first submit the Education Application through the tool for your manager’s approval

Reimbursements will be issued through Payroll after you submit all receipts and your claim is approved. Submit by the last Tuesday of the month for payment in the following month’s pay cycle.

You must submit your reimbursement claims through 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.

Resources

Education Reimbursement Policy [PDF]
Education Reimbursement FAQs [PDF]
Approved Certifications [PDF]
2020 Education Reimbursement Benefit Amounts [PDF]

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Professional development reimbursement

Adobe’s Learning Fund will reimburse you up to INR 71,476 for 2020 for short-term learning opportunities and skill development.

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.

What’s covered?

Adobe’s Learning Fund covers up to INR 71,476 for 2020 for short-term learning opportunities (such as conferences, workshops, webinars, online learning, business-related books, language courses, re-certification fees and professional memberships) directly related to your career growth at Adobe. Prior to signing up for a development program, discuss the opportunity with your manager to ensure it is aligned with the business and your career goals. 
 
The benefit only covers the cost of the learning opportunity; it does not cover travel, meal expenses, software, equipment or subscriptions to publications.

How to claim your reimbursement

Once you have verbal approval from your manager, you may pay for your development opportunity. To be reimbursed, log in to My Adobe Benefits and follow these instructions:

  • Select Reimbursements
  • Select Make a Claim and benefit period (year)
  • Select Professional Development for the type of claim
  • Upload and attach scanned invoice and receipts
  • Invoice of costs as well as receipts are required for reimbursement
  • Acknowledge that you’ve read the policy and had a conversation with your manager
  • Complete the required fields and select Submit

Note:

  • If you are submitting a receipt from outside India, you’ll need to convert the amount to INR using information provided next to Receipt amount
  • While you may be able to submit a claim for more than your available limit or balance, the approval and payout will be for the available balance at the time of the claim
  • Claims can be modified / deleted until they are approved. Once approved, they can only be viewed, and no modifications are allowed

Reimbursements will be issued through Payroll after you submit all receipts and your claim is approved. Submit by the last Tuesday of the month for payment in the following month’s pay cycle.

You must submit your reimbursement claims through My Adobe Benefits with all required documentation for development opportunities in the current year by December 30. Any expenses submitted after December 30 will be reimbursable from the following year's allowance.

Resources

Professional Development Policy [PDF]
Professional Development FAQs [PDF]
2020 Professional Development Benefit Amounts [PDF]

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