Uber Pilot Program Offers Drivers Free College Courses

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Officials with a popular ride-sharing service are making it easier for their drivers to get a higher education.

Representatives with Uber announced they are teaming up with Arizona State University (ASU) officials to roll out a pilot program that will give eligible Uber drivers the opportunity to take ASU classes with the cost of tuition completely covered.

Uber officials say the money will come from the company, ASU, and aid programs, and will be launched in eight areas, including in New Jersey.

Drivers who have done at least 3,000 rides and have a platinum or higher status are eligible.

An applicant can earn a degree or go through a continuing education program.

Drivers can also choose to transfer the opportunity to a family member such as a spouse, sibling or domestic partner.

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