The company announced the new program with American Public University (APU), which offers online degrees in seven subject areas.
“The partnership will put associates on a faster track to earning a college degree, reduce their length of time in school and make the overall cost more affordable,” Walmart said in a news release.
According to the company, other program details include:
- Every Walmart and Sam’s Club associate who enrolls will receive a grant from American Public University equal to a 15% tuition reduction.
- Walmart will invest $50 million over the next three years to provide tuition assistance and other tools to help associates prepare for college-level work and complete their degrees.
More information is available at http://walmartstores.com/CommunityGiving/9973.aspx.