The “starving college student” isn’t just a stereotype, it’s an actual issue in America right now. With tuition prices on the rise, students are sacrificing their ability to eat in order to make sure they can get the education they need. So want to kill two birds with one stone? These fast food chains have programs in place that will help you pay your tuition while work there. That way, you’ll be surrounded by food and money for college, eliminating both of those problems.
As a pioneer for this program, Starbucks will offer you tuition for Arizona State’s online degree program. Starbucks has always been forward thinking, especially with their new appeal to cover transgender surgery under their healthcare.
As a way to get more potential employees for the ever-growing fast food chain, you can get up to $2,500 annually from working at the golden arches. McDonald’s is looking to invest $150 million into their education program over the next five years.
$2,500 not enough for you? Turn to Taco Bell, who can give you up to $5,250 annually towards your college tuition. And every college kid loves their late night Taco Bell.
Other companies that offer tuition services include KFC and Chipotle, and while students may not be very excited to be working the fast food business through their college career, the pay off can be a lot more than just minimum wage.