Alcoa offers the Tuition Assistance Program to help full-time active employees improve their current job performance and to prepare for future job responsibilities. The program directly pays your school or reimburses you for eligible expenses that you incur when you satisfactorily complete an approved course or degree program. You are eligible for the program if you are actively at work.
Applying for Benefits
To apply for tuition assistance, you must complete an application and a Tuition Assistance Repayment Agreement and submit them to your supervisor. Beginning with courses that start after July 1, 2009, approval by Human Resources and your business unit president or resource unit leader is also required. Future Alcoa Corporation employees can obtain the forms online at https://alcoatuition.gpstrategies.com. Future Alcoa Corporation employees can obtain the forms online at https://alcoatuition.gpstrategies.com. Future Arconic employees can obtain the forms online at https://arconictuition.gpstrategies.com.
By completing the repayment agreement, you agree to reimburse Alcoa for your last 12 months of tuition and fees if you leave (voluntarily or are terminated with cause) within three years of completing your last course. The amount you are required to pay back depends on how long you stay after completing your courses. Note: The payback provision only applies to courses taken after July 1, 2009.
The payback schedule:
- 100% payback if you leave (voluntarily or are terminated with cause) within one year of last course taken
- 75% payback if you leave (voluntarily or are terminated with cause) from one to two years of last course taken
- 50% payback if you leave (voluntarily or are terminated with cause) from two to three years of last course taken
For More Information
If you have additional questions concerning the Tuition Assistance Program, you may contact the program administrator at 1-866-907-0240 (future Alcoa Corporation employees)/1-888-834-6976 (future Arconic employees) or your local human resources representative.