Target Launching Debt-Free Education Assistance Program to More Than 340,000 Frontline Team Members
Beginning this fall, all part-time and full-time team members working in
Debt-Free Education Assistance
Team members will have options for assistance through a program that
Targetwill support team members taking courses for high school completion, college prep, English language learning and select certificates, certifications, bootcamps, associate and undergraduate degrees. Team members can attend classes at more than 40 schools, colleges and universities, choosing from an industry-leading 250 business-aligned programs from Business Management and Operations to IT, Computer Science, Design and more. Team members who opt into this program won't have any out-of-pocket costs and will have flexibility to find opportunities that fit with their interests, schedules and career goals. Academic institutions include the University of Arizona, Oregon State University, University of Denverand eCornell along with HBCUs Morehouse College, Paul Quinn Collegeand more.
Tuition Assistance: For team members pursuing educational opportunities outside of the select business-aligned programs within the Guild network of schools, including master's degrees,
Targetwill provide direct payments to their academic institution of up to $5,250for non-master's degrees and up to $10,000for master's degrees each year to reduce the burden of up-front, costly tuition payments.
Educational Supplies: Targetwill also ensure that smaller out-of-pocket expenses and fees, such as textbooks and course fees, that may hinder team member participation, will also be covered at no cost to them.
Team Member Investments
This education assistance program is part of
This is also the latest in a long history of investments
Several benefits introduced during the pandemic have recently transitioned into ongoing benefits for all
Free access to health care through virtual doctor visits. Offered through the CirrusMD app, this program focuses on text-first virtual health care visits for team members to securely text, share images or video chat with a doctor. The platform is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at no extra cost to
U.S.-based team members.
Free access to online resources and apps that support mental, emotional and physical health. This is in addition to mental health support through
Target's longstanding Team Member Life Resources (TMLR) program, which offers free in-person or virtual counseling sessions. TMLR is available 24/7 to all team members, dependents and any member of the household to help with a variety of needs. All team members and their entire household can receive five free counseling sessions per need, per year. TMLR also provides resources for a wide variety of topics like managing money, finding childcare and dealing with stress.
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