It is estimated that corporations spend over $60 billion a year on distance learning for their employees. Employees are the company's greatest investment, and employers can help retain and promote their staff by investing in their education. Most large corporations will contribute to a higher education program. Online degree programs are especially desirable to corporate employees because they can learn at their own pace without having to cut back hours or quitting. Corporate e-learning is done at the worker's pace after work hours. It's a good idea to check with your human resources or benefits department to find out more information about financial assistance toward an online degree.