Walmart to Pay 100 Percent of College Tuition and Books for Employees


Walmart has announced it will pay 100% of tuition and book fees for employees wanting to pursue continuing education through its Live Better U education program.

The company will commit to invest nearly $1 billion over the next five years, assisting with its career-driven training and development.

This will help approximately 1.5 million full-time and part-time employees in the U.S, allowing them to continue pursuing a degree, diploma, or certificate without having to worry about any educational debt.

In a news release, senior vice president of learning and leadership at Walmart Lorraine Stomski said “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.

Walmart will be partnering with four new universities, including the University of Denver, the University of Arizona, Johnson and Wales University, and Pathstream. It’s currently in partnerships with multiple universities such as Purdue University Global, Brandman University, and Southern New Hampshire University.

The Live Better U program has helped more than 52,000 employees, with 8,000 graduates since its launch in 2018.


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