Starbucks offers workers free college tuition
Starbucks employees nationwide will be eligible for a free college education through Arizona State University's online program beginning this fall.
The new initiative, touted as the first of its kind, will allow many of Starbucks' 135,000 workers to graduate debt free from ASU with no requirement to repay or stay on with the company. The funding will come from a partnership between ASU and Starbucks.
Under the program, Starbucks employees who work at least 20 hours a week will receive full tuition reimbursement if they enroll in ASU's online program as juniors or seniors.
Kudos to Starbucks for offering tuition without tying up an employee to the company. Talk about positive Corporate Social Responsibility (I put in the acronym C-S-R but for some reason, the autospell changed it).
Thoughts on the new program?