McDonald’s has joined the large number of companies that pay for employees to attend college, with a relatively new tuition assistance benefit that includes some unusual features.
McDonald’s said it included the advising portion of the program to help employees make decisions about college and a career.
CAEL offers that service at no cost to McDonald’s employees. The company pays the nonprofit CAEL for advising, not referrals.
“There’s no benefit for us to advise them in one direction or another,” said Lynn Schroeder, CAEL’s vice president for client relations.