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InStride Step Forward Program

Step Forward provides 100% tuition coverage for eligible InStriders to advance their education through undergraduate studies, graduate studies, high school diplomas, and professional skills and certificates.

Online Education

Top-tier Academic Network to Choose From

Online learning options created with flexibility and support for adult students.

Your Education Coverage

Achieve Your Goals with the InStride Step Forward Program

Full-time employees are eligible to receive 100% tuition coverage toward 150+ undergraduate certificates or degree programs, 150+ graduate certificates or degree programs, 5+ high school diplomas and 1,100+ professional skills and certificates.

Qualify for coverage on your first day as a full-time InStrider

Select from 1,500+ learning options to advance your career

Receive 100% tuition coverage for learning options to support your growth

Frequently Asked Questions

The InStride Step Forward Program provides the opportunity for eligible employees to receive 100% tuition coverage for undergraduate degrees and certificates, graduate degrees and certificates, high school diplomas, and professional courses and certificates from top-tier academic institutions.

All full-time employees of InStride are eligible to participate as of their hire date.

For new hires, it can take up to 7 days before Step Forward is able to recognize your eligibility. In the meantime, you are encouraged to explore the available learning options.

  • InStride is excited to partner with:
    • Arizona State University
    • City University of New York School of Professional Studies 
    • University of Wisconsin–Madison
    • Career Training Powered by ed2go
    • English Language Learning Powered by Voxy
    • Smart Horizons Career Online High School

Your organization can provide up to $5,250 in education assistance tax-free per calendar year. Any amount of educational assistance provided to you by InStride over $5,250 will be subject to taxes and will be included on your Form W-2 for the year.

You’re encouraged to reach out to your HR or payroll department or a tax professional for information and advice on navigating your individual tax obligations.