Working at Starbucks can prove to be quite beneficial if you want to further your education. The coffee chain plans to launch a new program on Monday that will pay for its employees to attend online college classes at Arizona State University.
“I believe it will lower attrition, it’ll increase performance, it’ll attract and retain better people,” Starbucks CEO Howard D. Schultz told the New York Times.
Eligibility is simple. The program is open to any employee who works more than 20 hours a week and have the test scores needed to gain admission to the university. Those with at least two years of college credits will have their tuition fully paid by Starbucks. However, the program will only partially pay for workers with less than two years of college credits.
In addition to paying for tuition, the program will also reportedly provide academic guidance and assistance with general paperwork, two key elements for students engaged in remote study.