McDonald’s offers student loan debt relief to workers

Pilot program launched in metro Atlanta, northwest Georgia

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McDonald’s is offering to help Georgia workers with their student loan debt.

CNN affiliate WSB reports the fast-food restaurant has launched a student loan forgiveness pilot program in metro Atlanta and northwest Georgia.

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Employees can apply to have $1,250 paid directly to their student loan lender.

Workers in 264 franchise restaurants across the northern part of the state can apply for the program.

The workers must have worked at McDonald’s for at least 90 days and are only eligible to participate once a year.

No word on if McDonald’s plans to extend the program to any other locations in the U.S.

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