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Aramark Frontline Education Program

The Aramark Frontline Education Program provides eligible employees with 100% tuition coverage to earn an undergraduate degree offered online from a top-tier university.

Top-tier Education Online

Arizona State University

Ranked #1 in the U.S. for innovation, Arizona State University offers a wide variety of undergraduate degree programs online and a suite of personalized support services that stick with you from application through graduation, and beyond.

Your Education Coverage

Achieve Your Goals with Aramark

Full-time, hourly Aramark employees in good standing and based in the U.S. with at least 6 months of service may be eligible to receive 100% tuition coverage for their choice of 100+ undergraduate degree programs offered online.

Qualify after 6 months of service if you meet other eligibility requirements

Choose from 100+ undergraduate degrees to advance your career

Receive 100% tuition coverage for learning options to support your growth

Frequently Asked Questions

The program provides eligible employees 100% tuition and course fee coverage, paid directly to ASU for a maximum of 135 credits. Typically, it takes 120 credits to complete a bachelor’s degree. 

Eligible employees will also receive up to $325 per academic session towards the cost of books. Associates who apply will need to pay the $70 application fee.

You may be eligible if you meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • U.S. based
  • Hourly*
  • Full-time
  • Have at least six months of service with Aramark
  • Maintain good standing by following the requirements set by ASU and Aramark

Not meeting the good standing requirements could result in academic probation or a delay in your tuition coverage.

  • Keep your grades up
  • Reapply for financial aid each year 
  • Follow the student code of conduct

*Eligibility for union employees is determined according to the terms of their union contract.

Contact your HR partner for the full Aramark Frontline Education Program policy.

Yes. Once you are enrolled in undergraduate courses for an ASU academic session, have completed your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and have a complete financial aid file, you will be eligible to receive up to $325 through the ASU Sun Devil Bookstore online to purchase course materials, including physical or digital textbooks, and excludes renting textbooks and any other categories of purchases. This includes the cost of shipping orders to you, if required. 

You will receive an email to your ASU email address containing instructions for purchasing, as well as a deadline by which all course materials must be purchased for the session. As long as you maintain eligibility for the program and enroll in classes, you will receive this email prior to every session in which you are enrolled. 

Occasionally, courses will require materials not available in the ASU Follett Store. This can occur for a number of reasons. In this situation, you should contact Aramark HR in order to determine how these materials can be covered by the Frontline Education Program prior to making any purchases.

Learn more about the book coverage here.

If you are eligible for the Frontline Education Program, you are able to attend Arizona State University Online and select from any of their 100+ undergraduate degree programs.

Applicants must complete and submit a FAFSA®. By submitting the FAFSA, you could receive thousands of dollars through federal grants toward your tuition. Please be aware that federal grant money is automatically applied to the cost of tuition first.

Your organization can provide up to $5,250 in education assistance tax-free per calendar year. Any amount of educational assistance provided to you by Aramark over $5,250 will be subject to taxes and will be included on your Form W-2 for the year.

You’re encouraged to reach out to your HR or payroll department or a tax professional for information and advice on navigating your individual tax obligations.

For employees interested in participating in the program, contact HR:

  • US Food & Facilities (FFS): myHR [send an email to myHR@aramark.com or call 844-441-myHR (6947)]
  • Uniform Services (AUS): HR Resource Center (HRRC) [send an email to AUS-HRRC@aramark.com or call 818-973-3944.]
  • Ameriprise (AMP): HR Resource Center (HRRC) [send an email to AUS-HRRC@aramark.com or call 818-973-3944.]

For existing Aramark Frontline Education Program learners:

  • If you have questions about receiving your tuition coverage, reach out to the ASU Financial Aid office. 
  • If you have questions about your undergraduate degree program, reach out to your ASU Success Coach.

Other questions? Contact Support@InStride.com.

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