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Earn your college degree at KFC

Tuition for KFC restaurant employees 100% covered by the KFC Foundation*

Eligible day one on the job

KFC restaurant employees can pursue a bachelor’s or master’s degree through Western Governors University (WGU), and the KFC Foundation will cover 100% of your tuition and required fees while you’re employed at KFC.

Choose from more than 60 different degrees within the following degree programs:

  • Business
  • IT
  • Teaching
  • Healthcare

WGU’s career-focused, flexible, and competency-based courses measure learning, not class time—which works particularly well for adult learners in the workforce.

Admissions are rolling—apply at any time of the year (starting Feb. 1) and get started as soon as you’re ready.

Current KFC restaurant employees:

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Eligibility Requirements

  • I’ve graduated from high school or earned my high school equivalency/GED
  • I’m a restaurant general manager, assistant manager, shift supervisor or team member in good standing at a KFC restaurant participating in the KFC Foundation’s Annual Franchise Donation Program
  • To continue receiving 100% tuition coverage at WGU through the KFC Foundation, you must remain employed and in good standing at a participating KFC restaurant. Employment will be verified at the beginning of each six-month term.

The KFC Foundation has partnered with Crisis Text Line® to provide free 24/7 text-based mental health support and crisis intervention for the KFC family.

Need someone to talk to?
Text "Fries" to 741741 to text confidentially with a compassionate, trained Crisis Counselor.

To be eligible for the KFC Foundation’s programs, you must work at a KFC restaurant in the U.S. that participates in the KFC Foundation’s Franchise Donation Program.