Get your degree for a $1 a day?! Yes, really!
KeyShaun Simkins remembers the first time he heard about Live Better University offering college for $1 a day. “I was a little skeptical,” KeyShaun admits. “I’ve never heard of anything being $1 a day, especially college!”
Over time, the front-end team lead at Store 4206 in Augusta, Georgia, heard more about the program. “I really started to look into it,” KeyShaun says. “I just told myself if not now, then when? Where would I get this opportunity ever again?”
He entered his information and got connected with a coach. And he learned that it really was exactly what it seemed: Walmart and Sam's Club associates can earn their high school diploma or college degree for only $1 a day through a partnership with Guild Education. No strings attached.
So KeyShaun got started. He signed on for three courses per session, though two courses are considered “full-time.” Pretty soon, though, the pandemic caused many changes. Suddenly, he was not only restarting college, he was also working in a dramatically different environment.
But KeyShaun kept going. “A few people within my store took advantage of the opportunity, so I connected with them,” he says. “We talked a lot, just to motivate each other.”
The support of his teammates at Walmart has been tremendous, and the bond they forged is strong.