Arizona State University is proud to partner with Starbucks to offer students a new way to pay for their education: the Starbucks College Achievement Plan (SCAP). The collaboration makes all of ASU’s highly-rated online degree programs available to partners (employees) of any of the Starbucks family of companies--including La Boulange, Teavana, Evolution Fresh, Seattle’s Best Coffee, and Starbucks itself.
Some 1,000 students will comprise the first cohort of juniors and seniors to have their education paid for by Starbucks. For many participants, this program represents a second chance at a college education--obligations from family, to work, to debt, often force students to drop out before graduating. Both ASU and Starbucks hope to change that story into one of success and empowerment through their new partnership.
The deal also brings incredible diversity to ASU’s student body, as it enables aspiring students of all ages and from across the country to keep their jobs and attend classes online. The degree programs available are as diverse as the student body enrolling in them. ASU offered more than 40 degrees wholly online when the partnership began, and is adding new programs all the time.
ASU and Starbucks agree that students shouldn’t have to choose between accessibility and quality. That is why the same faculty teach both on campus and in the online programs, preserving ASU’s commitment to quality and to the success of its students no matter where they attend.