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.

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Education reimbursement

Adobe’s Learning Fund will reimburse you up to $10,000 per year 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 $10,000 per year 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, 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 your Tri-Ad account (SSO) and follow these instructions:
    • Click Manage Education Applications.
    • Complete the required fields.
    • Submit your Tuition Reimbursement Application.
    • If you’ve entered a non-accredited institution for an authorized certification course, please allow two business days for Tri-Ad to verify the program you’re taking and the school you’ll attend.
  • Once you’ve submitted your application and your school has been validated, 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. Note: If you have a manager outside of the US, please contact Tri-Ad directly for further instructions.
  • If your application is approved, you may register and complete the course. If your application is denied, Tri-Ad will reach out to you for more information, or your manager will let you know about his/her decision to deny.

How to claim your reimbursement

Once your course is successfully completed, log in to your Tri-Ad account (SSO) and follow these instructions:

  • Click the Manage Education Applications tile.
  • Click the Add Claim (green dot) icon.
  • Upload and attach scanned receipts along with a copy of your final grade or completion report.
  • Click Submit.

Approved claims will be reimbursed through Payroll within two pay periods of your successful claim submission. Tri-Ad will notify you if there are any issues with your claim. 

You must submit your reimbursement claims to Tri-Ad with all required documentation for courses and programs you completed in 2019 by the first Friday in December. Any 2019 courses submitted after this day will be reimbursable from your 2020 allowance. For more information, view the deadlines for claim submission and reimbursement [PDF].

Resources

Education Reimbursement Policy [PDF]
Education Reimbursement FAQs [PDF]
Approved Certifications [PDF]
2019 Education Reimbursement Benefit Amounts [PDF]

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Professional development reimbursement

Adobe’s Learning Fund will reimburse you up to $1,000 per year 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 $1,000 per year for short-term learning opportunities (such as conferences, workshops, webinars, online learning, business-related books, language courses 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. Then log in to your Tri-Ad account (SSO) and follow these instructions:

  • Click the Professional Development tile.
  • Select Expense Type from the drop-down menu.
  • Complete all requested fields.
  • Upload your scanned receipts.
    • Note: Once you upload your receipts, your claim is automatically submitted.
  • Click Save.

Once your claim is approved, your manager will receive an automated email confirming your request. No further action is needed.

Reimbursements will be issued through Payroll within two pay periods of your successful claim submission. Tri-Ad will notify you if there are any issues with your claim. 

Claims should be filed by December 30 of the current year. If you miss this deadline, you may file for paid expenses from the prior calendar year until May 31. Prior year expenses filed after May 31 will be applied to the current calendar year benefit. For more information, view the deadlines for claim submission and reimbursement [PDF].

Resources

Professional Development Policy [PDF]
Professional Development FAQs [PDF]
2019 Professional Development Benefit Amounts [PDF]

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