Starbucks said this week it will extend its offer of freecollege tuition to full-and-part-time employees in itsnon-licensed retail stores.

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The coffee company has an arrangement with ArizonaState University through which it already offers non-degreedemployees two years of free education via ASU's online educationportal. ASU gives scholarship money to qualifying Starbucksemployees that covers 42 percent of the cost of tuition; Starbuckspays the rest.

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Now, reports CNN Money, the company will add two years to thatoffer to give employees the opportunity to earn a four-yearbachelor's degree from ASU. Students will nowbe reimbursed for tuition at the end of each semester. Previouslythey had been reimbursed at year-end.

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As with other Starbucks programs, employees that work in the“licensed” stores, such as coffee stands inside supermarkets,aren't eligible for the offer. Such employees are also prohibitedfrom accepting tips from customers.

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The offer is also not open to employees who have a collegedegree.

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Dan Cook

Dan Cook is a journalist and communications consultant based in Portland, OR. During his journalism career he has been a reporter and editor for a variety of media companies, including American Lawyer Media, BusinessWeek, Newhouse Newspapers, Knight-Ridder, Time Inc., and Reuters. He specializes in health care and insurance related coverage for BenefitsPRO.