Starbucks employees nationwide soon will be eligible for a free college education through Arizona State University's online program beginning in the fall.

The new initiative will allow many of Starbucks' 135,000 workers to graduate debt free from ASU with no requirement to repay or stay on with the company.

ASU's online programs have gained a national reputation as well.  The university was the only school in the Pac-12 to have its online bachelor's degree programs ranked in the top 10 by U.S. News & World Report in the publication's most recent survey.

Here's the complete story from the Lansing State Journal.