Peetnik Pathway to College

Tuition reimbursement program

Craft your path

Peet’s Coffee is committed to creating life-changing opportunities for its employees. That’s why Peet’s formed an exclusive collaboration with Oregon State University to give Peetniks the ability to affordably earn an undergraduate degree online from a top-ranked university without putting their lives on hold.

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Ranked top 10 in the nation

Oregon State Ecampus is ranked top 10 in the nation for the fifth straight year by U.S. News & World Report. Learn more »

Best Online Bachelor's Programs 2019 - U.S. News & World Report

Pursue your passion

Your goals are boundless, and you deserve a pathway to capitalize on your ambition. At Oregon State University, you’ll join a global community of learners who are ready to learn and inspired to lead. President Edward J. Ray welcomes you.

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Kenton Latham, Peetnik

  I know that so many people are trying to balance working as many hours as possible to pay for their school. This is that opportunity to balance that and have that access to education without all of the stress...  

– Kenton Latham
Peetnik and Oregon State student

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Choose from 25+ undergraduate degrees


Business administration

Oregon State University's online business administration bachelor's program prepares students for a professional life of innovative solutions to complex, global challenges.

Program topics include leadership, retail management, finance, marketing, project management, legal and ethical business practices.

You can choose to specialize your studies by selecting the retail management option or the supply chain and logistics management option.

The value of education

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Economic value

A college degree will open doors for you in the job market. College graduates earn on average twice as much as high school graduates and are twice as likely to be employed.

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Social value

Earning your degree will provide you with the knowledge and credentials to make an impact on the world around you and solve the problems society needs solved.

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Personal value

The pursuit of higher education is a big undertaking. And few life achievements are as gratifying and meaningful as working diligently to earn the honor of calling yourself a college graduate.

Frequently asked questions

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Am I eligible for this program?

All employees who are eligible for Peet's benefits and who do not already hold a bachelor's degree are eligible to participate in the Peetnik Pathway to College program.

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When can I start?

Oregon State is on a quarter-based calendar, which means we offer classes online in fall, winter, spring and summer. Most bachelor’s programs start in any season.

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Will my credits transfer?

Oregon State accepts credits from other regionally accredited institutions. Your previous coursework will be officially evaluated for transfer upon admission.

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Who will support me?

As an OSU Ecampus student, you’ll have access to student success coaches, an academic advisor, career guidance, free online tutoring, library services and other resources.

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What's it like to be an online student?

Oregon State is ranked one of the nation’s best online universities because its online programs and courses are highly engaging and rigorous. Preview the online learning experience.

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What is FAFSA?

You must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) in order to apply for and have access to the largest source of financial aid to pay for college.

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How will I be reimbursed?

Upon the completion of each academic term, you will be reimbursed for the out-of-pocket tuition and fees charges that you paid at the start of the term.

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What if I stop working at Peet's?

Only Peet’s employees are eligible for this tuition assistance program. But if you stop working at Peet’s, your status as an Oregon State student will not be affected in any way.

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How do I apply to Oregon State?

Before applying, we suggest you speak with an enrollment specialist at Oregon State Ecampus to learn more about the university, financial aid, etc.

Application schedule

TermDeadline*Classes start
Spring 2020Jan. 27March 30
Summer 2020April 13June 15
Fall 2020July 22Sept. 23
Winter 2021Nov. 2, 2020Jan. 4

* Suggested application deadline only.

Application process

Oregon State University admits students in each of its four quarterly terms. We encourage undergraduate degree-seeking Ecampus students to apply a minimum of nine weeks before the start of a term. Use the chart here to help you stay on track for applying before our suggested application deadlines.

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How do I get started?

Connect with Oregon State by signing up for more information. We're here to answer your questions before you apply.

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