Chipotle Offers Debt-Free Degrees for Employees

Chipotle becomes the first company in fast-casual industry to significantly expand education benefits, which employees will be able to use at the University of Arizona.
Oct. 15, 2019

Chipotle Mexican Grill announced that it will provide the opportunity for all eligible employees, including crew members, to pursue a debt-free college degree through an expansion of the Chipotle Cultivate Education benefits program.

After 120 days of employment, employees are eligible to pursue degrees from leading nonprofit, accredited universities, including the University of Arizona.

Chipotle is adding this opportunity to obtain debt-free degrees to its education benefits program to give employees the chance to gain the skills and knowledge necessary to succeed in the evolving 21st century job market, according to a company news release. This enhancement continues the company’s commitment to education, providing employees with over $20 million in tuition assistance over the past two years.