Your success story begins by taking the first step.

Our team’s growth is always at the top of our mind. Everyone who works with us is eligible for education benefits, starting on day one. The pathway towards a degree is open for you to take, with our support along the way. We’ll fully fund your journey to an Associate’s Degree* and with our partnership with CSU San Bernardino, you receive a significant discount toward a Bachelor’s Degree*. 

*Restrictions may apply. 

CSUSB Jack H. Brown COllege

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Accredited college programs

Receive a quality education, we only partner with accredited institutions. Take the degree you earn to further your career here, or anywhere.

Tuition Free Associate's Degree

First, complete your retail management certificate and then enroll in an eligible Associate's Degree program - we'll pay your tuition for the entire degree path.

Discounted online Bachelor's Degree

We're partnering with CSU San Bernardino to offer our team a path to their Bachelor's Degree with a significant tuition discount. Classes are fully online and asynchronous.

Small steps lead to impactful changes.

You have our full support whether you’re starting fresh or picking up where you last left off. 

Retail Management Certificate

  • Designed to prepare retail employees for management positions.
  • Earn college credit towards your associate’s degree.
  • Nationally-recognized by over 7,500 leading retailers.
  • We’ll fully waive the cost of tuition via reimbursement.

Eligiblity Requirements:

Enrollment Dates:

The Retail Management Certificate is year-round with classes being held every semester.

Associate's Degree

  • 100% tuition coverage on eligible associate’s degree programs.
    *Applies only to Retail Management Certificate Graduates. 
  • How far will you go? Focus on your growth, and plan the path to your future.
  • Multiple business-related degree courses are available to help you prepare for your future role. 
  • Units taken at a community college or regionally accredited university are transferable into your degree.

Eligiblity Requirements:

  • Must be a Stater Bros. Markets teammate.
  • Must complete Retail Management Certificate. 
  • Enroll in an approved College.
  • Must provide the Training Department with a prescribed “Education Plan,” leading to an associate in General Business or related degrees.

Enrollment Dates:

Year-round dates, with classes held every semester.

Bachelor's Degree

  • Leadership Growth opportunities are available through our degree program offered by the Cal State University of San Bernardino. 
  • Degree-seeking credentials are 100% online, learn and grow without having to leave the place you call home.  
  • Learn at your own pace, in an asynchronous format.
  • Tuition discount up to 30% off. 
  • Additional financial aid and scholarships available.

Eligiblity Requirements:

  • Must be a Stater Bros. Markets teammate.
  • 60 Semester (90 Quarter) units of transferable coursework taken at a community college or regionally accredited university.
  • Completion of lower-division general education requirements. Visit CSUSB Bulletin – General Education Program for more information.
  • 2.0 Minimum Cumulative GPA
  • Submit Application on Cal State Apply. The fee to apply to CSU is $70 per program, with reimbursement available for our teammates.
  • Students are classified as an upper-division transfer, and should have completed at least two lower division courses. 


The California Grocers Association Educational Foundation provides financial assistance to advance the educational goals of CGA member employees and their dependents and offers educational programs for the grocery industry.

IDDBA supports and encourages aspiring and experienced professionals on their paths to building credentials for a successful future. Our scholarships help young people preparing for the road ahead as well as professionals who have chosen to venture down a new road or just build on past accomplishments.

The Christermon Foundation is a non-profit organization of the California Licensed Beverage Alcohol Industry. The licensed California Beverage Industry offers scholarships in amounts from $3,000 to $6,000 to qualified High School senior graduates and Community College transfer students attending an accredited four-year college or university based within the United states, beginning Fall, 2023.

The Illuminators is an organization of vendors and suppliers dedicated to developing and enhancing key relationships within the grocery industry, providing opportunities for education and leadership, and supporting the Illuminators Educational Foundation. You or a direct relative are eligible for up to $2,500 in scholarships.

Frequently Asked Questions

Retail Management Certificate

All Stater Bros. Markets teammates are eligible.

The certificate is Nationally-recognized by over 7,500 leading retailers.

The minimum overall GPA requirement is 2.0 or above.

Yes, it transfer over to select degree programs, learn more here.

Many colleges offer the program, for our preferred local colleges learn more here.

Yes, they offer online and in-person classes.

It’s not required, however, we encourage you to further your education. 100% tuition coverage of eligible associate’s degree programs.

Yes, you may use eligible scholarships to help pay for the program costs.

Associate's Degree

All Stater Bros. teammates that are RMCP graduates are eligible. Applicable to in-state community college tuition only, through a WAFC approved national community college partners and approved general business or related degree courses.

Reach out to for tuition reimbursement.

Take your degree with you, wherever your path takes you.

Yes, associate degree program is from nationally accredited community colleges.

Yes, credits are transferrable to CSUSB program.

Online classes may be available, please consult with your community college counselor for more details.

No, however we encourage you to take advantage of our Bachelor’s Degree program with CSUSB.

No, these credits are not limited to CSUSB. Please consult for more details.

Yes, you may use eligible scholarships to help pay for the program costs.

Bachelor's Degree

Stater Bros. Markets teammates are guaranteed a minimum of 15% off this program, and up to 30% based upon the number of applicants.

Asynchronous courses allow you to learn on your own schedule, within a certain timeframe. To learn more please visit the CSUSB website.

The Jack H. Brown College of Business and Public Administration is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International (AACSB). 

  • 60 Semester (90 Quarter) units of transferable coursework taken at a community college or regionally accredited university. 
  • Completion of lower-division general education requirements, including CSU History, Constitution, and American Ideals requirement. For more information, please visit the CSUSB Bulletin – General Education Program. 
  • 2.0 Minimum Cumulative GPA
  • Submit application on Cal State Apply. The fee to apply to the CSU is $70 per campus, per program. 

The program is typically 2 years. Students who have not completed the lower-division requirements above will be required to complete them during their time in the program and prior to graduation. 

There are 2 sessions per semester that last 7 weeks.

Yes, you can transfer up to 70 previous applicable semester units. We encourage students to visit to research course transferability and consult with their Academic/Transfer Counselor as soon as possible. 

Yes, as part of our team, we have a dedicated CSUSB Counselor to help with your education goals.

This program is 100% online. 

The schedule is completely flexible through an asynchrous format.

Yes, this program is flexible and may work with your schedule. 

The CSUSB’s Veteran’s Success Center can assist veteran students with maximizing their benefits eligibility for this online program. 

You can get your application fee reimbursed by emailing a copy of your application fee receipt. 

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