Educational Assistance

Take the Next Step in Your Education

Atrium Health Career Development programs offer an Inside Up approach to teammate development. Teammates are encouraged to use tuition and professional development reimbursement for continuous learning. When teammates develop and apply new skills, they support the vision of Atrium Health to become the first and best choice for care. 

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New! Education Webinars for All Teammates

General Information Sessions

Learn all about your Bright Horizons EdAssist Solutions® Tuition Assistance and Coaching benefit, including how to create a customized education plan, access ongoing support from education experts, and reach your goals faster…and at a lower cost. 

Unable to attend a live session? Click here to watch this on-demand webinar at your convenience. 

Specific Information Sessions

  • Expanding Your Skillset Through Leadership Opportunities 
    September 1 at 12:00 p.m. ET
    Join us for a presentation on practical strategies for building the skills you need to succeed. We’ll go over different leadership styles, as well as relevant trainings and education opportunities to pursue. 

  • Considering Going Back to School? Here’s What You Need to Know 
    September 15 at 12:00 p.m. ET 

    Starting the college process is a big task for adult learners. Join us as we explore the proven benefits of earning and review topics like the online and on-campus courses, accreditation, credit for prior learning, and how to spend less money on your education. 

  • Certifications, Certificates, and MOOCs — Which Is Right for Me? 
    October 6 at 12:00 p.m. ET 

    Are you looking for ways to improve your skillset and stay competitive in today’s workforce? Join us for an overview of certifications, certificates, and MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) — program options that might be a good fit for you and your career. 

  • MBA 101: Is It Right for Me? 
    October 20 at 12:00 p.m. ET 

    Pursuing a Master of Business Administration (MBA) is a big decision. This webinar will provide you with the information you need to determine if an MBA is right for you and what factors to consider before applying to a program. 

  • How to Choose a Major 
    November 3 at 12:00 p.m. ET 

    Wondering where to start when it comes to deciding on a major? During this webinar, we’ll discuss topics like career goals, subjects of interest, personal and professional strengths, potential obstacles and solutions. We’ll also provide tools that will help you research occupations and college majors. 

  • Exploring Careers in Allied Health 
    November 17 at 12:00 p.m. ET 

    Join our webinar for an overview of patient-care and non-patient-care opportunities in hospitals and healthcare facilities, and learn how to grow your career within your own organization. 

  • Before You Borrow: Exploring Options to Finance Your Degree 
    December 1 at 12:00 p.m. ET
    In today’s discussion, we’ll review your financing options, the responsibilities that go along with borrowing, and important things to consider, such as planning for your whole degree, your future financial goals, and your family. 

  • Career Wellness & Stress Management 
    December 15 at 12:00 p.m. ET 

    There are realistic approaches and effective coping strategies that can help you manage stress more effectively. In this webinar, we’ll provide tips to help you protect your physical and mental well-being, re-energize, and reap the benefits of increased job performance and satisfaction at work. 
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EdAssist Support Is Available

By Phone: 833.211.2710
Monday through Friday,  8am-8pm

Live Chat on EdAssist Portal: Monday through Friday, 9am-4pm

What is Education Assistance?

Provides teammates with financial reimbursement for approved academic and continuing education course expenses. We are excited to partner with Bright Horizons EdAssist to improve educational assistance benefits to all teammates, including PRN teammates.  This benefit may be used for job-related education (for any Atrium Health job). This could include development for a specific skill, preparing for or maintaining a license or certification, or taking educational classes. 

Updated benefits include:

  • Free, Expert Academic and Finance Guidance: Get a customized education plan, assistance with the admissions process, and tips on how to pay for your education
  • An Automated System: Apply online and receive status alerts via email notifications


Take a few minutes to watch this video outlining the benefits of the EdAssist Portal.

Who is Eligible to Apply

  • Full-time and part-time Teammates and new teammates who have also completed their 90-day orientation period.
  • PRN Teammates are eligible to apply for Continuing Education dollars only
  • Some teammates are provided alternative education benefits and are not eligible for assistance (i.e. Medical Residents, Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants, and Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists).


Educational Assistance Benefit Policies

Greater Charlotte Region

Program highlights include:  

  • Effective March 16, 2021, PRN Teammates are eligible for reimbursement up to $1,500/per year in Non-Degree Continuing Education courses that began January 1, 2021 and later. This benefit does not include degree-seeking courses for PRN teammates.
  • PRN teammates should submit a new application request 90 days in advance of their non-degree program start date. Select New Application in the EdAssist Portal to get started.   
  • After 90 days of employment, full and part-time teammates are eligible for up to $3,000 for degree seeking courses; and up to $1,500 for continuing education courses
  • Applications must be submitted within 30 days of the course start date. Supporting documentation must be submitted within 60 days of the course end date.
  • All courses of study are eligible for the maximum annual amount.  
  • Degree and Academic Credit courses must be from a regionally accredited institution. Visit to learn if a school you are considering is regionally accredited. 
  • After the most recent Degree/Academic credit reimbursement there will be a one-year work requirement
  • Atrium Health allows clinical experiences, shadowing and interns from a select group of schools that are included in the Atrium Health Approved Clinical Education Affiliation Agreement List (CEAA List). If your school is not listed, you may not be eligible for clinical experiences at Atrium Health facilities. Teammates are strongly encouraged to select academic programming from an institution that is already on this list.


Degrees and Academic Credit Policy Benefits

Education Type Maximum Benefit Amount Eligibility
Certificates and Individual Courses $1,500 per year Full-time and part-time teammates who have completed the 90-day orientation period

College Degree*: Clinical & Non-Clinical Associate, Bachelor’s, Master’s, Doctorate, Ph.D.
*includes one-year work requirement

$3,000 per year

Continuing Education Benefits

Education Type Maximum Benefit Amount Eligibility
Continuing Education Units & Certifications $1,500 per year  Full-time, part-time and PRN teammates who have completed the 90-day orientation period

Prepaid Tuition Assistance*

Education Type Maximum Benefit Amount Eligibility
Prepaid Tuition Assistance Program
Clinical & Non-Clinical Degrees, Certificates, Individual Courses. *includes one-year work requirement
$3,000 per year 
  • Full-time & part-time teammates who have completed the 90-day orientation period
  • Earn $45,000 or less
  • Received an overall score of meets or above on the most recent annual Performance Review

*New Prepaid Tuition Assistance Program (effective June 2021) 

Many teammates require prepaid financial support to further their educational and career goals. This Career Development Center program aims to increase access and completion of a college education through a new Prepaid Tuition Assistance program for eligible teammates. This new program provides up to $3,000 in prepaid college tuition, books and fees to teammates who meet the eligibility criteria.

This program cannot be combined with the Degree/Academic Policy Reimbursement program. 

  • Degree programs must support a logical step on the career path of the teammate within the healthcare profession 
  • PRN teammates are not eligible for Prepaid Tuition Assistance 
  • Certificate programs include a bundled number of courses that result in a certificate of completion and demonstration of mastery in a particular area (can be both academic and professional); must be obtained from a regionally accredited institution

What is covered?

Please review the sections for Educational Assistance Policy to learn what is covered for the Degree and Non-Degree/CEU programs. 

How to Apply

  • For Degree and Non-Degree/CEU programs, visit the “Using Your Benefits” section on the EdAssist Portal: Atrium Tradition/Non-Degree Job Aid  
  • For Prepaid programs (RN Educational Assistance, Rise to Success, Education that Works, Prepaid Tuition Assistance), visit the “Using Your Benefits” section on the EdAssist Portal: Atrium Direct Bill Job Aid


Frequently Asked Questions

Tuition and Continuing Education frequently asked questions can be found on the EdAssist Portal: