Chipotle Employees Can Now Pursue Degrees Debt-Free

By WPGC 95.5

Chipotle employees will be able to pursue debt-free college degrees at five universities as the restaurant chain expands its education benefits program. 

The program will cover full tuition costs for up to 75 types of business and technology degrees through a partnership with the Guild Foundation.

Employees are eligible to participate in the program after 120 days of employment. The University of Arizona, Bellevue University, Brandman University, Southern New Hampshire University and Wilmington University are among the schools Chipotle workers can choose from.

"Chipotle recognizes that financial barriers can be one of the biggest obstacles that impede our employees from achieving their fullest potential," said Marissa Andrada, Chipotle’s chief people officer, in a statement.

The debt-free offer is part of Chipotle’s Cultivate Education Program, which reimburses eligible employees up to $5,250 annually for tuition costs. 

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