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Walmart is offering employees a college education for $1 a day

But there are, of course, caveats.

Walmart is offering employees a college education for $1 a day
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The company has announced that it will subsidize the cost of a college education for all 1.5 million of its employees for just a buck a day. But high school grads shouldn’t run out and get a job at Walmart because they think they could get a debt-free college education. That’s because there are, of course, caveats. For starters, the subsidized college education is for online courses only and only through the University of Florida; Brandman University in Irvine, California; and Bellevue University in Nebraska. And you can’t just study any major you want. You’ll need to either major in business or supply chain management.

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That being said, thousands of Walmart’s employees should find a program like this advantageous. The appeal of earning an associate’s or bachelor’s degree and coming away from it debt-free can’t be denied, even if the major isn’t in your preferred subject area.

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Michael Grothaus is a novelist, journalist, and former screenwriter. His debut novel EPIPHANY JONES is out now from Orenda Books. You can read more about him at MichaelGrothaus.com

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