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.

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

Flexible programs for EVERY schedule

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Ready to earn your GED?

Here is what the journey looks like:

Eligible Team Members can earn degrees in business or hospitality at no cost through our Diploma and Degree program. This means that we will fund eligible Team Members to get their college degree. Click on one of the program brochures to learn more about each degree program. 

For further information Download the FAQs brochure here.

Ready to earn an Associates Degree?

Here are the options:

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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“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

“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 

Testimonials

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!

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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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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.

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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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CREATE THE FUTURE YOU'LL LOVE BEGIN YOUR FREE EDUCATION JOURNEY TODAY

The Cheesecake Factory is excited to offer free 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!