Education Programs

Whether you’re looking to finish your high school diploma, master English, or earn your college degree, McDonald’s and its franchisees can help you plan for success with employee benefits and education programs.

With Archways to Opportunity, McDonald’s can meet you wherever you are on your education journey. Through high school completion programs to English as a Second Language (ESL) classes, company-owned McDonald’s restaurants and participating franchisees invest in their employees’ futures.

Tuition Assistance Program

Get upfront money for courses at accredited colleges and universities through our tuition assistance program.

Scholarship Opportunities

Help pay for college with McDonald’s Scholarships. 50 awards of $2,500 each (one per state) and 3 awards of $7,500 each are given to eligible employees.

Finish High School Strong

Earn your high school diploma (not GED) with the nationally accredited Career Online High School program.

Learn and Practice English

English Under the Arches offers free classes for English Lanuage Learners that teach essential phrases, as well as reading and writing skills.

Plan Your Future

Make a plan to succeed with college course advising services designed to save you time and money.

Hamburger University

Build a career with a comprehensive management course taught in 28 different languages.

Flexible Schedules

Earn, learn, and live on your own time with work schedules that fit around school, family, and your busy life.

World-Class Training

Build technical and people skills for the workplace and your everyday life with employee training.

Career Advancement. Work your way up with management training and promotion opportunities.


Work your way up with management training and promotion opportunities.

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References to “we” and “our” include McDonald’s company-owned restaurants and independently owned and operated franchisees. McDonald’s independently owned and operated franchisees are the exclusive employer for their employees and as such are solely responsible for all employment-related matters in their restaurants. The benefits referenced may not be available at all McDonald’s restaurants. McDonald’s and its independent franchisees are equal opportunity employers committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce.