Star­bucks & Ari­zona State Univer­sity Team Up To Of­fer On­line Col­lege Pro­gram To Work­ers

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The cof­fee chain is part­ner­ing with Ari­zona State Univer­sity to of­fer the op­tion to 135,000 U.S. em­ploy­ees who work at least 20 hours a week. The Seat­tle-based com­pany says it will phase out its ex­ist­ing tu­ition re­im­burse­ment pro­gram, which gave work­ers up to $1,000 a year for ed­u­ca­tion at cer­tain schools. It’s not clear how many work­ers will choose to par­tic­i­pate in the new pro­gram or how much it will cost Star­bucks Corp. The com­pany isn’t dis­clos­ing the fi­nan­cial terms of its agree­ment with Ari­zona State Univer­sity. But the pro­gram could sig­nif­i­cantly boost the en­roll­ment for Ari­zona State’s on­line pro­gram, which charges tu­ition of about $10,000 a year. That’s roughly the same as the school’s tra­di­tional de­gree pro­gram. Star­bucks’ ex­ist­ing tu­ition re­im­burse­ment pro­gram, which was rolled out in 2011, gives work­ers up to $1,000 a year for cour­ses at City Univer­sity of Seat­tle or Strayer Univer­sity. So far, Star­bucks has paid out $6.5 mil­lion un­der that pro­gram, said Lau­rel Harper, a com­pany spokes­woman. http://www.huff­in­g­ton­­buck­son­line-col­lege-ari­zona-state_n_5497622.html?ir=Col­lege

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