Working at Walmart will now have some incredible benefits. Walmart employees can attend college for one dollar a day under the company’s “Live Better U” initiative.

Employees at Walmart will have the opportunity to earn degrees and certificates in a variety of tech-oriented fields from science to cyber security all for the low price of just one dollar a day. These changes come under the expansion of the company’s college and job training initiative that was launched last year.

In addition, workers who are still in high school will be able to earn free college credits and other educational perks, like free prep classes for the ACT and SAT. Over 7,500 Walmart employees have already taken advantage of the program which offers courses of study at Brandman University, the University of Florida and Bellevue University. The program expansion will bring more schools on board including Purdue University Global, Southern New Hampshire University and Wilmington University.

“They wanted access to higher education to improve their lives,’’ Drew Holler, senior vice president of associate experience at Walmart, said in a statement. “What we know also is it’s going to help us with retention … and it’s providing skills we need in the future.”

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—Shahrzad Warkentin

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