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Chipotle offers free tuition at UA, other colleges to all employees

TUCSON – Chipotle will soon help its employees achieve their dreams after the company announced Tuesday that it will cover its staff’s tuition for certain degrees at several universities including the University of Arizona.

Through its latest expansion of the Chipotle Cultivate Education benefits program, the Mexican-American fast-food chain will cover 100 percent of tuition costs of 75 different types of business and technology degrees for its employees. The company said the program is eligible for all staff members who have been employed for at least 120 days.

“Chipotle recognizes that financial barriers can be one of the biggest obstacles that impede our employees from achieving their fullest potential,” said Marissa Andrada, Chief People Officer at Chipotle. “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.”

The fast-food chain previously offered tuition reimbursement to its staff. However, this new program will allow Chipotle employees to pursue a degree without any up-front costs.

Anthony Victor Reyes

Anthony Victor Reyes is the lead digital content producer at News 4 Tucson. The award-winning journalist previously worked as a community reporter in Jasper County, Iowa.

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