Tuition Reimbursement

Tuition Reimbursement

The PMMI Foundation has 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 tuition for two job-related courses per year, not to exceed $500 per course. Member employees can also apply for reimbursement for job-related PMMI educational offerings. 

PMMI recently highlighted two member companies—Delkor Systems Inc. and Spee-Dee Packaging—in postcard and email campaigns encouraging fellow members to take advantage of our Tuition Reimbursement program.

Program Description

The PMMI Foundation has 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 tuition for two job-related courses per year, not to exceed $500 per course.  Members can also apply for reimbursement for job-related PMMI educational offerings (excludes the Annual Meeting, PACK EXPO, ELC, and any non-educational program unless specified otherwise.)

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 (receipt can show payment by the member company or the employee; however, all reimbursement checks will be made out to the employee*)
  • 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 above documents with the application, including signatures of immediate supervisor and company-designated PMMI executive representative.

  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 employee* for actual tuition paid for the course, not to exceed $500.00 (books, materials and other fees are not reimbursed)

Prior to December 12:

  • Maximum of two (2) employee reimbursements 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.

Note

IRS regulations require that tuition reimbursement be provided to individuals only. Member companies are not considered permissible beneficiaries, or of a charitable class, to receive member tuition reimbursement.

Questions?

If you have any questions, please contact:

Name: Jill Davis
Title: Education Program Coordinator
Email: jdavis@pmmi.org
Phone: 571-287-6810.