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Financial Assistance for Continuing Education

Avera supports lifelong learning and provides financial assistance for continuing education. We believe each employee deserves continuing educational opportunities that help to develop competence in a current position, open pathways for growth, and nurture the future leadership of our organization.

  • Employee tuition reimbursement programs pay all or a portion of educational expenses for courses completed during your employment at an Avera facility. Consult your human resources department to determine eligibility based on length of employment, course of study, and other requirements.
  • Employee scholarship programs are available at many Avera facilities through specific gifts. The human resources department in your facility can provide detailed information about availability and eligibility.
  • Facility-specific employee educational loan programs are offered to full-time or part-time students enrolled in or officially accepted by an accredited educational program. The scope and stipulations for such loans vary from facility to facility, so check with your human resources department to find out if you qualify. In general, qualifying employees are allowed a maximum dollar entitlement at a given rate of interest, both determined during the Avera budget process. If you remain employed by Avera after the completion of your education, the loan is cancelled at a monthly rate. If you choose to work elsewhere, the unforgiven portion of the educational loan and all accumulated interest is due and payable within 30 days of cessation of employment. For more information and specific stipulations, contact the human resources department at your Avera facility.

The Avera region needs more qualified people in healthcare related fields. To seek out young talent, reward initiative, and encourage students to pursue these fields, Avera is investing in education. At Avera we believe that investing in you is an investment in the future of health care. Your interest, motivation, potential, and desire to care for life should determine your career path, not finances. If you want a future where you can make a positive impact in the lives and health of others, we are committed to helping you make it happen.