Baylor Scott & White Health Announces Tuition-Free Education for Employees

Health system now offers employees college and certificate programs at no upfront cost, lowering financial barriers to higher education

DALLAS, Texas – Baylor Scott & White Health, the largest not-for-profit health system in the state of Texas, today announces a new approach to education for employees: Beginning on day one of employment, eligible employees have access to tuition assistance at no upfront cost for college and certificate programs.

"By lowering the financial barriers to education, we hope to empower our colleagues to achieve their personal and professional goals," said Pete McCanna, CEO, Baylor Scott & White.

Active full-time and part-time benefits-eligible employees have access to a new comprehensive tuition assistance program provided through Guild:

  • 100% tuition coverage for fully funded programs
  • up to $5,250 for partially funded programs
  • personalized coaching to support each learner
  • a curated program catalog with schools that have demonstrated a history of providing the best learning experiences and outcomes for working adult students
  • comprehensive student resources, including advice on interview prep, tips on essay writing, and hundreds of student-centered articles 
  • dedicated student communities to connect with classmates and share advice

Workforce development programs help Baylor Scott & White fill a significant and growing need in the healthcare workforce pipeline. These programs are designed to meet the needs of individual employees today while serving Texas's needs for care well into the future.

"We are committed to offering benefits that help our team members thrive," said Nakesha Lopez, chief human resources officer, Baylor Scott & White. "Our people are the future of our organization, and we are proud to make this investment in their continued growth."

About Baylor Scott & White Health
As the largest not-for-profit health system in the state of Texas, Baylor Scott & White promotes the health and well-being of every individual, family and community it serves. It is committed to making quality care more accessible, convenient and affordable through its integrated delivery network, which includes the Baylor Scott & White Health Plan, Baylor Scott & White Research Institute, the Baylor Scott & White Quality Alliance and its leading digital health platform – MyBSWHealth. Through 51 hospitals and more than 1,100 access points, including flagship academic medical centers in Dallas, Fort Worth and Temple, the system offers the full continuum of care, from primary to award-winning specialty care. Founded as a Christian ministry of healing more than a century ago, Baylor Scott & White today serves more than three million Texans. For more information, visit

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