Starbucks' Degree Scholarship, Not as Simple as It Seems | Inc.com: "Starbucks' Degree Program: Not Exactly an Employee Benefit -- Starbucks is not contributing any money toward the scholarship for employees studying at Arizona State, but the university does. It turns out Starbucks isn't contributing any upfront scholarship money to an online college degree program it introduced this week... Following the announcement, however, Arizona State University President Michael Crow told The Chronicle of Higher Education that Starbucks is not contributing any money toward the scholarship. Instead, Arizona State will essentially charge workers less than the sticker price for online tuition. Much of the remainder would likely be covered by federal aid since most Starbucks workers don't earn a lot of money. Workers would pay whatever costs remained out of pocket for the first two years, and Starbucks would bear no costs...."
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