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Walmart expands college tuition benefits

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(WSIL) -- Walmart is helping employees with their college educations. 

The retailer announced Tuesday that it is expanding its Live Better U education benefit to include new technology degrees and certificates. Employees will be able to get degrees in fields ranging from computer science to cybersecurity to business management for $1 a day. 

Workers in high school will have access to free SAT and ACT prep, as well as be eligible to earn up to seven hours of free college credit. 

Walmart is working with Denver-based Guild Education that offers a program costing a dollar a day at several non-profit universities.

"Walmart values learning in all forms, and we are committed to creating a workforce of lifelong learners and instilling in them excitement for retail and a passion for serving customers. Access to higher education is one way to grow your career. So, in addition to providing people with an entry to the workforce and access to our on-the-job training I'm proud Walmart also offers our associates programs like Live Better U to help them achieve their educational goals," said Geg Foran, president and CEO of Walmart U.S.

Approximately 7,500 Walmart employees have enrolled in the program since it began in 2018.

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