Walmart has announced that it will be helping associates with their college tuition.

On Friday, July 30th, 2021, Walmart announced that it will now pay 100% of college tuition and for books for associates. This is all a part of Walmart's Live Better U education program. The program begins on Monday, August 16th, 2021.

When the new program begins, $1 per day will be removed for associates making all education programs paid for by Walmart. This program will be able to help around 1.5 million part-time and full-time Walmart and Sam's Club associates earn a college degree or learn trade skills in the United States without having to worry about education debt. Walmart is also planning on investing around $1 billion over the next five years for career-driven training and development.

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We are creating a path of opportunity for our associates to grow their careers at Walmart, so they can continue to build better lives for themselves and their families...This investment is another way we can support our associates to pursue their passion and purpose while removing the barriers that too often keep adult working learners from obtaining degrees...said Lorraine Stomski, senior vice president of learning and leadership at Walmart.

Walmart's academic partners include:

  • Johnson & Wales University
  • University of Arizona
  • University of Denver
  • Pathstream
  • Brandman University
  • Penn Foster
  • Purdue University Global
  • Southern New Hampshire University
  • Wilmington University
  • Voxy EnGen

Since the start of the Live Better U program, 8,000 associates have already graduated. For more information on Walmart's Live Better U education program, click here. 

Source: Walmart

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