Team Target’s always at the head of the class. And now it will be even easier — and free — for U.S.-based team members to get their degrees and more starting this fall. With our new debt-free education assistance benefit, our more than 340,000 full-time and part-time team members at stores, distribution centers and headquarters locations will have access to free undergraduate and associates degrees, certificates, bootcamp programs, textbooks and course fees (and lots more) — and it’s all covered, with no out-of-pocket costs required.
Target’s partnering with education and upskilling platform Guild Education to provide easy access to more than 250 business-aligned programs from over 40 schools, colleges and universities. Target will also fund advanced degrees within the network of schools, paying up to $10,000 annually for master’s programs.
To make it happen, Target is investing $200 million in the program over the next four years to help eliminate student debt for our team — part of our Target Forward sustainability strategy commitment to promote access to education. It’s one more way Target is continuing to support our team with industry-leading pay and benefits and advancing our goal to create an equitable and inclusive workforce.Corporate Target