Are you looking for a way to pay for a college education? Do financial and/or time and place constraints make a real college degree seem elusive? Starbucks and Arizona State University have the solution.
Arizona State University (ranked by Forbes magazine as one of America’s “100 best college buys”) is in the top 10% of the 1000 best universities worldwide. ASU offers a high quality education as evidenced by the fact that more than 250 leading employers actively recruit ASU graduates. These well-known employers value ASU’s respected academic programs, renowned faculty and cutting edge technologies. Now, forward-thinking ASU makes its high quality education available online. Go Sun Devils!
Starbucks announced a new education program for its workers this morning, under which any of its benefit’s eligible workers — from plant workers to baristas — can get either full tuition reimbursement or partial scholarships to complete a bachelor’s degree online through Arizona State University.
In a post this morning on the company website: Starbucks announced that “partners” (its word for employees) who don’t yet have a bachelor’s degree will have 40 undergraduate programs to choose from in the program, and won’t have any obligation to stay at Starbucks after they graduate, if they don’t want to.
Students starting out as freshmen and sophomores in Starbucks’ program will get a partial scholarship and need-based financial aid, while juniors and seniors will receive full tuition reimbursement for any out-of-pocket tuition costs.
That money will automatically show up on their paychecks after they complete all required credits for the semester, and Starbucks “encourages” its workers to apply those funds toward the next semester’s tuition.
Workers will first have to apply and be accepted to the school under ASU’s admission requirements.
“We’re proud to help thousands of our partners build a bright future—whether they aspire to build a career at Starbucks, or beyond,” Starbucks writes in the post.
Watch what happens when a great, world-class university goes online.
Starbucks, together with Arizona State University, makes a bright future for you possible by providing funding (Starbucks) and interactive online teaching (ASU) at a time and place that fits with your schedule. Coffee, anyone?