Best Kept (Education) Secret Just Got Better

| March 13, 2019

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Qualified Education Assistance Programs (QEAP) have been around since the 80s they have primarily been used for postsecondary institutions, even though the funds can be used for other professional and personal education. This best kept secret is starting to change as employers are broadened their QEAP offerings. This trend has led many of our clients to ask us to help them automate the process, decrease internal administration, market to their potential recruits and internal employees to help with recruitment and retention as well as track engagement.

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Located in western Massachusetts, UMass Amherst is the flagship campus of the five-campus University of Massachusetts system. UMass Amherst is a nationally-recognized teaching and research institution with a current enrollment of about 28,500 students.

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