Once they graduate, they can continue to work with the company or move on to other endeavors. For those who want a career at Starbucks, ASU offers a customized retail business degree.
ASU picks up 42% of the tuition cost and Starbucks covers the rest. Depending on the program, tuition at the ASU can cost up to $15,000 a year.
Initially, Starbucks offered two free years of college when the partnership was established in 2014, but have since extended it to the full four. By 2025, Starbucks plans to spend roughly $250 million and send 25,000 of the employees through college.
More than 200 of the company's employees are expected to graduate in May.