On the surface, this sounds like a great opportunity for Starbucks employees. They will get essentially free tuition for ASU’s online programs, and current ASU students like me may ultimately benefit from a greater selection of courses. The problem today is that ASU offers only about 33 undergraduate programs, most of which are of the ‘Applied Science’ category, like Web Design, and not Computer Science or Computer Information Systems, for example. I hope the availability of courses and programs will be enlarged, and I hope Starbucks employees take advantage of this new program. The downside is that the existing tuition reimbursement program will be discontinued, which means unless they can transfer to an ASU program they will lose choice in their educational plan.