Employees Can Get College Tuition at These Fast-Food Chains

June 29, 2018 Last Updated: June 29, 2018

In 2014, Starbucks launched a program to offer full tuition benefits to its employees via Arizona State University’s online classes. This move has since inspired other fast food companies to follow suit.

According to USNEWS, at least 10 fast food chains are now providing some form of higher education support for their employees.

McDonald’s has announced plans to increase funds for its tuition benefit  ‘Archways to Opportunity’ by $150 million over 5 years. The program is accessible to nearly 400,000 U.S. employees.

Taco Bell said in a March press release that they will provide access to tuition discounts to more than 200,000 team members, and that members at participating franchises can receive up to $5,250 annually in tuition assistance.

Chipotle Mexican Grill will reimburse their members up to $5,250 and will offer up to 38 college credits through on-the-job training.

Pizza Hut offers ‘Life Unboxed EDU’ to hourly employees. Under the program, a team member can receive up to 50 percent off undergraduate tuition and 15 percent off a graduate program.

KFC offers their ‘REACH’ Educational Grant Program in the form of a grant that doesn’t need to be repaid, in the range of $2,000 to $2,500 for non-managerial workers.

Chick-Fil-A offers up to 30 percent off of around 100 participating colleges and universities.

White Castle offers a 10 percent tuition discount to its members that attend Indiana Wesleyan University, with 15 on-site education centers in Kentucky, Ohio, and Indiana.

Marco’s Pizza started offering tuition benefits in 2017. A part-time or full-time team member can be reimbursed up to $5,250 per year if they study online at Bellevue University.

For more information, visit the websites of the participating restaurants.