Sam’s Club and Walmart will cover 100% of college tuition and books of hourly and salaried field associates in Live Better U (LBU).
That’s the news we broke just over a month ago when we decided to shake the world of higher education—removing the $1 a day requirement on a program that has already impacted over 52,000 associates. So, if you heard a collective cheer from current and future Sam's Club college students, now you know why.
But what makes this announcement even more wonderful is knowing just how much of an impact LBU has had on our associates. So, we reached out to a few of them who have completed the program or are currently enrolled to tell us about the role LBU has played in their lives. Meet Shalanda, Jay, Jane, Tiffany, and Mandi.
"Without this opportunity, I would not be able to continue my education," said Shalanda Williams from Ypsilanti, Michigan. Shalanda, whose LBU journey is just getting started, sees it as an opportunity for both her and the company to grow.