Education reimbursement

You may be reimbursed up to $10,000 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 $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.

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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. Any claims submitted or approved after November 30 will be reimbursed the first payroll cycle in January.

You must submit your reimbursement claims to TRI-AD with all required documentation for courses and programs you completed in the current year by the first Friday in December. Any courses submitted after this day will be reimbursable from the following year's allowance.

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