We hear from drivers every day who use Lyft to support their long-term goals — like Muhammed in Dallas, who developed an interest in cyber-security after talking to one of his passengers. Today, we’re excited to pioneer a new partnership with Guild that sets drivers up for success achieving their goals through higher education.
The first of its kind, the new Guild and Lyft partnership gives drivers exclusive access to tuition discounts and financial aid at thousands of nonprofit universities and programs around the U.S., aimed at helping them go to school debt-free.
And with Guild’s unique coaching model, drivers will have dedicated support along the way — they’ll have access to a team of expert coaches available to answer questions and help our community make informed decisions when going back to school.
Lyft Co-Founder and President John Zimmer said, “Exceptional hospitality from Lyft drivers is at the heart of millions of meaningful experiences across the country. We know that many Lyft drivers are working to achieve personal or professional goals, which often include continued education and learning. We’re happy to offer this resource to help drivers succeed both on and off the platform."
Dallas driver Muhammed Chan learned by speaking with passengers from all walks of life that “there is serious demand for cyber security experts in my city.” As part of our pilot program earlier this year, Muhammed received support to access financial aid and scholarships through Guild, and began a cybersecurity program earlier this month.
Our mission to improve people’s lives would not be possible without drivers — and every day, we're working hard to support their success. It’s why we launched in 2012 as the first rideshare company to offer in-app tipping ($350 million in tips and counting), and later pioneered same-day payments, low-cost car rentals, and now access to higher education through our partnership with Guild.