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Earn a Degree for Less
with Papa John's and UMGC

Program Benefits
  • Special Tuition Pricing
    for Corporate Employees
  • Tuition Discount
    for Franchise Employees
  • $50 Savings
    with App Fee Waiver
  • Additional Savings
    with Tech Fee Waiver


Call: 855-CLS-5300

The Dough & Degrees Program

Papa John's International has teamed up with University of Maryland Global Campus to provide you with an achievable and affordable path to a bachelor's or master's degree. Papa John's corporate team members pursuing undergraduate degrees can take up to two courses per term (six per year) for only $5,250—a potential savings of more than 40 percent on out-of-state tuition. Corporate team members pursuing graduate degrees save 25 percent on most master's programs, 5 percent on specialty programs.

In addition, Papa John's franchise employees, spouses, and dependents also receive a 25 percent discount on non-specialty undergraduate and graduate programs. Plus, all UMGC students benefit from no-cost digital materials for most courses. To learn more about the benefits available for franchise employees, spouses, and dependents, contact

Explore the Program

The Dough & Degrees Program offers:

  • Online bachelor's and master's degrees in some of today's most in-demand fields
  • Special pricing on tuition and waived application and technology fees for Papa John's corporate employees
  • A career-focused curriculum you can complete entirely online
  • Enrollment support, including a virtual, streamlined admissions process that does not require the SAT®1 or ACT
  • A full suite of student services, including tutoring and mentoring
  • Flexible transfer credit policies, so you can earn your degree faster

Boost Your Career Potential

Choose from a variety of career-focused online degree programs in these subject areas.

Get Started


Apply for admission to UMGC: Complete the online application for admission. It typically takes about 10 minutes. Select "Papa John's" as your employer on the application form.


Complete the FAFSA: You must complete a FAFSA to be eligible for the Papa John's Dough & Degrees Program.


Verify your employment: Complete a tuition benefits verification form for each term that you plan to enroll in courses. Be sure to fill out the proper form. UMGC has a separate verification form for employees/members and spouses/dependents.


Register for classes: Once you're admitted to UMGC, you will receive a student ID (EmplID) so you can register for courses online. Check the schedule of classes to view courses, and then register for classes online using the MyUMGC Student Portal.

About UMGC

We were founded more than 70 years ago specifically to serve the higher education needs of working adults and servicemembers. Today, we continue our global tradition with online and hybrid courses, more than 175 classroom and service locations worldwide, and more than 125 degrees and certificates backed by the reputation of a state university and the University System of Maryland.

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Get all of the information you need to begin your undergraduate or graduate program at University of Maryland Global Campus. Please complete and submit the form below. Complete this form to have an advisor contact you.

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