Tuition Reimbursement

Tuition Reimbursement

The PMMI Foundation established the Tuition Reimbursement program to encourage and support the efforts of individuals furthering their education. Individuals who work for a PMMI member company can apply for reimbursement of up to $1,000 per job-related courses. Each member company is eligible for two reimbursements for two different employees per year, not to exceed $1,000 per course. The maximum reimbursement amount per member company is $2,000 per year. PMMI educational offerings are eligible for tuition reimbursement.  

Additional Information

To qualify, the applicant must:

  • Take a job-related course (includes any job-related training program or seminar deemed appropriate by their employer. Examples include packaging machinery related courses, non-degree training and certification programs, and task-specific seminars, and PMMI education programs.)
  • For classes, achieve a final grade of “B” or higher.
  • For seminars, obtain a certificate of completion.
  • For non-certificate and non-graded courses, obtain proof of completion or attendance.
  • Be employed at a PMMI member company at the time of attendance, as well as at the time of reimbursement.

1. After completing a course or seminar, obtain the following:

  • Actual payment receipt - Amount paid per course/event (new as of 2023! Reimbursement will be made to either the member company or employee, whomever is designated on the receipt and/or application)
  • Copy of final grade report issues by the course provider indicating a grade of "B" or higher, or (for training events) a certificate of completion, or (for non-certificate training) proof of attendance.

2. Within 30 days of course completion or training event attendance, qualified applicants must submit the online Tuition Reimbursement application with the above documents.

  1. Applicant will be notified of status of award within 30 days of receipt of their application.
  2. Reimbursement will be issued to the member company or employee (based on receipt and application records) for actual tuition paid for the course, not to exceed $1,000 (books, materials and other fees are not reimbursed).

Prior to December 12:

  • Maximum of two (2) employee reimbursements or $2,000 total per company per year will be awarded.
  • The same member company employee cannot use the tuition reimbursement for the same PMMI event two (2) years in a row.

*PMMI will keep all applications on file in case funds remain at the end of the year.

After December 12:

  • In the event that funds remain at the end of the year, PMMI will award additional tuition reimbursement based on the selection priorities below.

In the event that the number of qualified applicants exceeds the funds available for that semester, the following priorities will apply:

  1. First-time applicants, first time company applicant.
  2. Packaging or processing related courses.
  3. One employee per company (all things equal, company would make employee selection. In the event funds are left over, more than one award per company may be made.)
  4. Applicants who attended PMMI developed training, education programs or seminars.
  5. Applicants applying for the same PMMI event two (2) years in a row.


Now accepting applications for 2024. 


For questions, please contact:

Email: [email protected]