Career Tip #41: The cost of some forms of higher education can be prohibitive and not necessarily pay off in a career sense. Will $50k in student loans really open up a career path that would be closed without it? Before enrolling in that MBA or PHD program, consider if it truly will advance your career or pay off in the long run toward your future goals. If the answer is yes, investigate if your company offers tuition reimbursement or assistance plans. If they don’t, present a case for it to the heads of the company.