8 Answers to Common Salary Negotiation Questions

Down & Dirty Answers to the Most Frequently Asked Negotiation Questions

6. "How do I get tuition reimbursement?"

Q: I've been at my current job for 5 years, and have consistently been moving up in responsibility & annual salary. I'm interested in going back to school at night to get my MBA. What should I consider when trying to ask my company to pay tuition?

A: The key here is to put yourself in their shoes and think about the three most important things on their mind: How much will this cost? What will we get out of it? What happens if you leave? Thus, you should prepare a specific number that you are asking for, explain what benefits the company will receive from your increased knowledge, and propose an agreement for how long you will stay with the company – with payback options if you decide to leave.