Ways to Save as an ACPS Employee

- Benefits

Employees Save Big with PerkSpot

If you’re not signed up for PerkSpot, you could be missing out! Employees are saving money every day on movie tickets, gym memberships, apparel, electronics, travel and much more. Through this discount and promotion site, our staff members have access to exclusive savings on favorite brands along with 30,000 national and local offers. These include travel, gyms, cell phones, restaurants, car maintenance, clothing, electronics and even groceries. If you haven’t signed up yet, the time is now! Learn more.

$45 Monthly Transportation Subsidy

Did you know that ACPS employees may be able to receive a $45 (an increase from $40) monthly subsidy in transportation benefits? It’s true! The City of Alexandria provides a variety of incentive programs to encourage employees to walk, bike, vanpool, carpool or take public transit to work. For detailed information on these programs, or for commute assistance, please contact the City of Alexandria’s GO Alex Program at 703-746-4084 or visit the GO Alex website.

For information on eligibility requirements, download the Transportation Benefits Application (PDF).

Affordable Housing

The City of Alexandria Office of Housing is now marketing Affordable Homeownership Units for first-time homebuyers who live or work in the City of Alexandria. For more information on the City’s home purchase assistance resources and to learn about upcoming properties, visit the City of Alexandria Affordable Housing web page.

Teacher Loan Forgiveness

The Federal Teacher Loan Forgiveness Program is one of three loan forgiveness programs available to teachers. Under the program, a teacher who has taught full-time for five complete and consecutive academic years in certain elementary and secondary schools and educational service agencies that serve low-income families, and meets other qualifications, may be eligible for forgiveness on certain Direct Subsidized and Unsubsidized Loans, as well as Subsidized and Unsubsidized Federal Stafford Loans. For more details, see Teacher Loan Forgiveness on the Virginia Department of Education website.