Peetnik Pathway to College

Tuition benefit program at Oregon State University

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 a degree online from a top-ranked university without putting their lives on hold.

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15% tuition savings

Receive a 15% tuition scholarship when you enroll in any Oregon State Ecampus course offering.

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Please note: The scholarship is effective for enrollment in future terms and will not be applied retroactively.

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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 an opportunity to balance that and have access to education without all of the stress...  

– Kenton Latham
Peetnik and Oregon State student

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Frequently asked questions

Am I eligible for this program?

All Peet’s employees are eligible to participate in the Peetnik Pathway to College program.

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.

Will my credits transfer?

Oregon State accepts credits from other institutionally accredited colleges or universities. Your previous coursework will be officially evaluated for transfer upon admission.

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.

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.

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.

What if I stop working at Peet’s?

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

How do I apply to Oregon State?

Before applying, we suggest you speak with an Ecampus enrollment specialist to learn more about the university, financial aid, etc. Call 800-667-1465 or email

When will my scholarship be applied to my student account?

Once your verification has been approved and you register for classes, the tuition scholarship will be applied to your student account after week 4 of each academic term.

What happens if I enroll in an Ecampus course after my scholarship has been awarded?

If you successfully petition for a late change of registration (after week 4 of the term) and either add an Ecampus course or switch sections of a currently enrolled course to an Ecampus section, please contact We will take steps to adjust your scholarship amount accordingly.

Application process

Before you apply to learn online with Oregon State University, we want to provide you with all the information you need make an informed decision.

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Application schedule

At Oregon State, we admit students in each of our four quarterly terms. The application deadlines vary based on your level of study.

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How is the benefit applied?

  1. Select your major or program from 110+ OSU Ecampus options.
  2. Apply to OSU as an Ecampus student.
    • Don't wait until the last minute! We recommend you apply at least nine weeks before your first term starts to make sure you're prepared.
    • Make sure you choose Peet’s Coffee as your Ecampus Program Provider in the Employment section of the application.
  3. Once you've enrolled, submit a FAFSA and any additional documentation required to determine your financial aid eligibility.
  4. Before each term, Peet’s will send us a list of approved scholarship-entitled Peetniks. If you don't see your tuition discount come through on MyOSU by the start of the term, contact us at

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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