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Pursue a tuition-free online bachelor's or master's degree

Tuition 100% Covered for KFC Restaurant Employees

Enrollment opens February 1

Pursue a bachelor’s or master’s degree through Western Governors University (WGU), an accredited online university dedicated to making higher education accessible for as many people as possible.

The KFC Foundation will cover 100% of your tuition and required fees while you’re employed at a participating 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. This is a non-competitive program, meaning every employee at a participating restaurant who completes the application will be enrolled.

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.