The Aramark Frontline Education Program provides eligible employees with 100% tuition coverage to earn an undergraduate degree offered online from a top-tier university.
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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
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:
Not meeting the good standing requirements could result in academic probation or a delay in your tuition coverage.
*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.
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:
For existing Aramark Frontline Education Program learners:
Other questions? Contact Support@InStride.com.