Monday, December 11, 2023
HomeStudentsChipotle Expands Debt-Free Degree Program Offerings to Its Employees

Chipotle Expands Debt-Free Degree Program Offerings to Its Employees


The Chipotle Mexican Grill restaurant chain announced that qualified employees, including crew members, can pursue debt-free college degrees in agriculture, culinary arts, and hospitality through its partnership with Guild Education.

Employees with the company for at least four months will qualify for the debt-free degree program through accredited universities such as The University of Arizona, Bellevue University, Southern New Hampshire University, the University of Denver, Johnson & Wales University, and Oregon State University.

“We are committed to accelerating our employees’ professional growth and helping them achieve personal success by offering opportunities to pursue career paths in their particular area of interest,” Chipotle’s Chief Diversity, Inclusion, and People Officer Marissa Andrada said.

“Diversifying our debt-free degree program with new majors and partner universities makes our educational benefits even more inclusive,” she added. 

Chipotle Educational Assistance

The popular food chain began strengthening its educational assistance benefits in 2019. It announced that employees can enroll in different business and technology degrees through Guild and 100 percent of tuition costs will be covered by the company.

Chipotle and Guild stated that these efforts are necessary to fulfill its mission of helping employees realize their potential and become competitive in the current job market. 

“Chipotle’s debt-free degree program expansion highlights its deep commitment to employees’ economic opportunity and professional advancement,” Guild Education President and CCO Natalie McCullough stated.

“We are proud to launch this opportunity for debt-free degrees by providing free tuition to help our employees excel in all areas in their lives, both in and out of Chipotle,” Andrada added.

You Might Also Like

Latest Posts

How to Go to College for Free (Or Ultra-Cheap!): 9 Effective Ways

"Don’t waste your time wondering how to get free college, only to be intimidated by the potential cost — everyone deserves a shot at higher education regardless of their financial situation."

How to Apply for College in 9 Simple Steps

Applying to colleges can seem like an overwhelming and confusing process — but what if it didn’t have to be? Here's a simple step-by-step guide on how to apply for college.

13 Ways to Stay Motivated While Studying in College

Staying motivated in college can be challenging. But here are top tips to stay focused while burning that midnight oil.