Please note that our 2-year Degree program has reached student capacity for 2024 and new applications are not currently being accepted. Please check back in the Fall for Spring 2025 admissions. If you are already enrolled in a Pima College course, you can still apply for the Summer or Fall semester as usual.

Create the future you'll love. Begin your NO-COST education journey today.

We now offer no-cost education opportunities to all hourly staff members through our Diploma and Degree Program. We are excited about your future and can't wait to see you grow!

  











Please note that our 2-year Degree program has reached student capacity for 2024 and new applications are not currently being accepted. Please check back in the Fall for Spring 2025 admissions. If you are already enrolled in a Pima College course, you can still apply for the Summer or Fall semester as usual. 




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Flexible programs for EVERY schedule

Our hourly staff members can earn a High School Equivalency Diploma or an Associate's Degree at no-cost (including all materials, tests, and advisor support)!

Each program is online and flexible enough to work with your schedule. Advisors will help you every step of the way:

  • Flexible, online study materials and practice tests. Official High School Equivalency tests with unlimited test pass guarantees.
  • Associate Degree in Business or Hotel & Restaurant Management.

Testimonials

“It was pretty cool to see that I could get my GED through my employer at no cost to me. My schoolwork was easy to fit it in while balancing life and I had to jump on the opportunity.”  

Matthew Flohr, Cheesecake Factory

“My advice to anyone wanting to do this program is don’t get discouraged, it is going to help you out in the long run, and there will always be help if you need it.”  

Ulyses Sarmento, Cheesecake Factory 

“There are so many endless possibilities from the GEDWorks program.” 


Dahmeer Baker-Weathers, Cheesecake Factory 

“Getting my GED opened a lot of career choices for me. This was an educational opportunity Cheesecake Factory offered their employees that I could not have gotten anywhere else.” 

Luke Medelberg, Cheesecake Factory

Ready to earn your GED?

Here is what the journey looks like:

Through our Diploma and Degree program, Team Members can earn their GED credential 100% online, in either English or Spanish. This program includes an online GED prep curriculum, bilingual advisory support, unlimited test pass opportunities and access to nationwide and online testing centers. 

Curious to know what's included in the journey? Watch our videos below and Download the program brochure.

What’s the Difference Between the GED and a High School Diploma?
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Is this program for you? Any Cheesecake Factory (or brands within the family) Team member who works 10 hours or more a week will be approved to participate.

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Enrolled in school? Already earned your diploma or degree through this benefit? We want to hear from you! Share your story with us and you may be featured in emails, newsletters, on social media and more!


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