Starbucks offers free tuition to military employees’ families

In this Saturday, May 31, 2014 photo, the Starbucks logo is seen at one of the company's coffee shops in downtown Chicago. Starbucks is announcing a new program to help its baristas earn an online degree. The company is partnering with Arizona State University to make the program available to 135,000 U.S. employees who work at least 20 hours a week. They will be able to choose from a number of educational programs. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar) ORG XMIT: NY112

In good news for Starbucks, which has gotten a lot of flack for its simple design take on its holiday cups — it has something far better to share: It’s extending its free tuition plan to family members of military employees.

Starbucks, which already offers a tuition-free education to eligible partners, announced Monday that it’s providing partners who are current or former members of the U.S. Armed Forces with an additional tuition-free education to a spouse or child. click here for complete story