Is employer tuition reimbursement considered outside funding?

<p>I recently started a new job where one of the benefits is tuition reimbursement. After 6 months I will qualify for up to $5000/yr reimbursement. When I fill out my financial aid paperwork next year do I need to put this down as outside funding? I have to pay up from and then apply for reimbursement.</p>

<p>I would not include it. Traditional outside funding is scholarships and grants. This does not fall into those categories.</p>

<p>Check with your school - most have a procedure for submitting a copy of your employer's tuition reimbursement policy, as this is a fairly common thing. It may even be on their website.</p>