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Tuition Reimbursement

About First Data's Tuition Reimbursement Program

First Data strongly supports the pursuit of higher education by its employees. To assist in this effort, the company provides financial assistance to eligible employees (upon one year of employment) who enroll in undergraduate or graduate level courses that directly relate to their current or a future position with First Data.  Refer to the Tuition Reimbursement Policy for a complete listing of eligibility restrictions.

Payback Clause

Through our investment in their education, we want owner-associates to remain employed by First Data for at least 12 months following the reimbursement. Reimbursements made under the program are advances. Owner-associates earn the right to retain those reimbursements by continuing employment with First Data for 12 months after having received the payment. Owner-associates who terminate employment within 12 months of receiving their class reimbursement will be required to pay First Data back for the full amount of tuition reimbursement received in the 12 months prior to their last day worked.


First Data has partnered with Edcor to provide online administration of the company's tuition reimbursement program.

You enroll through the Edcor website. Your user ID is your employee ID and your initial password is your date of birth formatted as MMDDYYYY. The Website offers services that simplify the way you manage your tuition assistance. One of the most exciting services is the "one-stop-shop," which allows you to easily manage your entire tuition reimbursement process electronically. Once logged on, various links will direct you through the application and reimbursement process.

Edcor has partnered with Sidewalk as a way to help you stretch your education dollars even further.  Through a website, specific to First Data employees, family and friends, you'll have access to over 5 million titiles.  Rental options range from 30 days to 125 days, with extensions available.  Shipping of your books is free both ways.  You can also purchase books through a new provider - Sidewalk.  A direct link to the site is located on Edcor's Home page under the Your Account Information section.

For tips on navigating the online Tuition Reimbursement process, please refer to the Tuition Tip Sheet.

For additional information please check out the following documents:

If you have any questions, please call Edcor at 1.888.622.0150. Service Center hours: 8 am – 8 pm EST.