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KFC employees in Arkansas able to attend college for free



Little Rock, Arkansas – KFC workers in Arkansas and around the nation will be able to take advantage of a program that will pay their entire tuition for Western Governors University.

The KFC Foundation and Western Governors University have announced that KFC restaurant employees will be eligible for 100% tuition reimbursement when attending WGU to complete their degrees.

According to a news release, the KFC Foundation initiative is non-competitive, meaning that tuition will be paid for every eligible employee who applies and enrolls.

There are 57 KFC locations in Arkansas.

Employees working in restaurants have access to this possibility from day one.

“Every year we look for new ways to support and enhance the lives of KFC restaurant employees,” said Emma Horn, Executive Director of the KFC Foundation. “What better opportunity to be able to offer team members than a flexible college degree program from Western Governors University that can fit seamlessly into their schedule. The program at WGU is perfect for someone who may not have enough hours in the day to balance a traditional college experience on top of a full- or part-time- job and other life priorities.”

Every month, WGU offers rolling start dates, giving KFC restaurant employees the freedom to sign up whenever they’re ready and start taking online courses right away.

“We cannot overstate our gratitude to KFC for their invaluable support in empowering restaurant employees to transform their lives through education,” said Linda Battles, Regional Vice President of WGU’s South Region. “This transformative partnership will enable thousands of students across the nation to gain the critical skills and knowledge needed to achieve their career aspirations and unlock their fullest potential.”

For more information about the WGU program for KFC restaurant employees, visit the KFC Foundation website. For individuals interested in working at a KFC restaurant, visit KFC Careers to discover more about the positions that are currently open in their area.