Team Schostak

TEAM Schostak is investing in YOUR future!

Beginning July 30th, 2019 all eligible TEAM Schostak Family Restaurant employees and their family members can apply to attend any online business program by Cleary University!

Academic Programs & Degrees

Cleary University is a non-profit, private business university established in 1883 offering over 20 degree programs for Associate, Bachelor, and Master degrees.

Click here for a full list of academic program and degree offerings from Cleary University.

NO OUT OF POCKET EXPENSE FOR TUITION! (You will be responsible for a per semester technology fee which includes books through RedShelf)



This amazing opportunity was developed in collaboration with your employer and with you in mind. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our Office of Admissions at or 800-686-1883. 

Cleary Tuition Benefits Program FAQs.

Eligibility for Team Schostak

  • Team Members and eligible family members (spouse, children, grandchildren)
  • Must be employed at least 30 days, average at least 20 hours a week or more with consistent “good standing” performance rating and approved by the Brand/Department VP.
  • Must meet the eligibility requirements for Cleary University
  • Complete an eligible Prospective Student verification form prior to eligible Prospective Student registration (and again each semester that the student is enrolled).

Policy for the Tuition Benefits Program

Policy effective September 14, 2021 – Cleary University shall provide Prospective Students with full tuition credit (after all state and federal grants) for Non-traditional students and 50% tuition grant (after all state and federal grants) for Traditional students that meet TEAM Schostak eligibility requirements. This is not valid if the student receives academic or athletic scholarships from Cleary. The student must decide between the Tuition Benefits Program or Cleary Athletic and/or Academic scholarships if applicable. If the student chooses the Tuition Benefits Program, they must adhere to TEAM Schostak’s eligibility parameters while attending Cleary University.

Traditional Students:

Traditional students are largely defined by the metric that follow.  If a student meets any one or more of these they are considered a traditional student:

  • Student Athlete
  • Lives on Campus
  • Starts classes within for years of graduating or finishing a high school program

Additionally, traditional students are usually unmarried, not working a full-time job, do not have dependents that they are responsible for, and are claimed dependents.  Traditional students are always undergraduate students.

Most of the time, traditional students attend the University on a full-time basis, but this is not exclusive to that population.  Please see the following definition regarding non-traditional students for further information.

Non-traditional Students:

Cleary University recognizes that any student that does not qualify as a traditional student from the above definition will be considered a non-traditional student and additionally accepts the recommendation of the National Center of Education Statistics definition regarding who a non-traditional student is as more clarification.  In that study, three separate metrics were utilized to determine student status: 1) enrollment patterns, 2) financial and family status and 3) high school graduation status.

When defining adult learners:

  • They’re usually 25 or older
  • They’ve delayed entering college for at least four years following high school.
  • They’re usually employed full-time.
  • Many times, they have a family and dependents to support.
  • They may have started college as a traditional student but needed to take time off to address other responsibilities.
  • They’re looking to enhance their professional lives or may be switching careers.
  • They have more experience than traditional students, having already started a career or served in the military.

Graduate Students:

A graduate student is a student who is enrolled in the Graduate school.

Admission Requirements

* Transfer Students with < 6 credits and younger than 23 years old will follow the Traditional Student requirements * Transfer Students with > 6 credits and older than 23 years old will follow the Non-Traditional Student requirements * If you fall below the admission requirements, please reach out to your enrollment specialist who will advise you on the appeals process.

Tuition Grant Application Qualifications

To be eligible, the TSFR employee and immediate family members (Prospective Students) must apply to the University and be granted admission.  All standard University admissions requirements will apply.  Applicants must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (“FAFSA”) and designate the University as their school of choice (CODE: 002246)

Steps for Enrollment

Step 1

Click on Inquire Now to complete the simple online interest form!

Step 2

Forward all Official Academic Records (college or high school) to

Step 3

Complete the free FAFSA Application. Click here to download a printable FAFSA Process Guide.

Step 4

Gain admittance to Cleary University!

Step 5

Pay the semester technology fee.



Click here for a printable version.

1. Confirm technical requirements – As a student with a busy life, online classes can allow you to learn any hour of the day. But that only works if you can access the materials! You will need access to an internet connection, laptop or desktop computer, and Microsoft Office Suite.

2. Connect with instructor(s) early – It’s never too late to get ahead! Make sure you clearly understand the class requirements and expectations of every course you take. If you have questions, ask your instructor how they’d like to connect (calls, emails, etc.) and what times are optimal. Communication is key in an online course and your instructors will appreciate the initiative. There are plenty of resources to help you in your educational journey, and your instructor can guide you through them all.

3. Keep to a schedule – Plan ahead for time to study your materials and complete your weekly assignments. It can be easy to procrastinate work when you don’t have a professor and peers around you to remind you to do it. Part of online classes involves taking ownership for the time you need to devote to your studies. If you don’t create a consistent time for working on your course, it is easy to fall behind.

4. Have a consistent workspace– All students need a designated workspace to study and complete your assignments. Where will yours be? Maybe a coffee shop, a public library, or at home. Wherever you choose, you should make sure it’s a consistent location that’s free of outside interferences. It is also important to build a support system early and make sure those who are close to you – family, friends and peers – recognize the time commitment of an online course.

5. Stay organized – All due dates for your deliverables will be visible in your Canvas course. Build a weekly plan of what assignments need to be completed that week and plan ample amount of time for the more time-consuming assignments. The courses you are enrolled in will be easy to navigate and have clear expectations; that means you can figure out what you need to accomplish each week and set a schedule for yourself.