Employment and Jobs

Discover Is Giving Employees a Free College Degree

June 12, 2018  • UpSkill America

UpSkill America is an employer-led movement to expand opportunity for America’s workers and allow our economy and communities to thrive. As part of our mission to advance the upskilling movement, we are pleased to share the following news featuring one of our partners.

Woman in graduation cap.Discover announced a significant new education assistance benefit that provides all eligible U.S.-based employees the opportunity to earn a bachelor’s degree online from an accredited public or non-profit private university at no cost. Known as The Discover College Commitment, the benefit covers tuition and required fees, books and supplies needed to complete select online degrees at one of three schools – the University of Florida (via UF Online), Wilmington University and Brandman University. The benefit has no tenure requirement so employees can start participating as soon as they want regardless of how long they have been with the company, including new employees on their first day. Discover launched the program through the Guild Education platform. As part of the benefit for Discover employees, Guild provides academic counseling, to help employees find the program that best fits their educational and professional development. Click here to learn more.

We are delighted with Discover’s decision and commend them for joining a growing list of companies committed to advancing the upskilling movement in 2018.



.@Discover makes a smart investment: its employees’ education. Learn how the company’s new education assistance program will help workers get a college degree for free.

“Investing in our employees and their futures will not only make us a stronger company, but have a lasting positive impact on those who might otherwise never get the chance to attend college.” -Jon Kaplan, VP of training & development @Discover

“@Discover’s new bachelor’s degree program is creating a life-changing opportunity for its employees across the U.S. to earn a college degree – at no cost – while continuing their careers.” @RachelRCarlson, CEO @GuildEducation


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