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Walmart to Pay 100% of College Tuition and Books for Employees in ‘Live Better U’ Program

Walmart announced on Tuesday that it will “pay 100% of college tuition and books” for its employees seeking additional education through the company’s Live Better U (LBU) program. The company states that 1.5 million employees will be able to earn college degrees or learn trade skills at zero cost to themselves. Previously, the LBU program was offered at low costs but Walmart workers still shoulders part of the education costs themselves.

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Townhall Reporter: Young People ‘Don’t Need College to Succeed’

A popular reporter claims that young Americans no longer need to attend college to succeed. Townhall reporter Julio Rosas argued recently that hardworking young people can get ahead without a college degree. According to Rosas, “You don’t need a college degree to succeed. I understand why some people think they do, but there are other ways to streamline that process and build the brand.”

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Columbia Students: University Is ‘Vampirically Sucking Every Drop of Blood’ with Tuition Fees

Students at Columbia University are striking this week to bring attention to their call for a 10 percent tuition decrease. Student activist Townesend Nelson said this week that the university is “vampirically sucking every drop of blood” from the “lifeless corpses” of enrolled students. Students participating in the strike have refused to pay their tuition bills for the spring semester.

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Cal State U. Refuses to Lower Fall Tuition Despite Classes Remaining Online

The Cal State University system announced this week that it will not lower tuition for students across its 23 campuses this fall despite its decision to keep classes online. A majority of college students claim that the quality of their education declined when their courses moved online in March. Cal State Students will even be expected to pay campus-based fees for the fall semester.

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UChicago Students Threaten to Withhold Tuition if Denied Refunds

Students at the University of Chicago are threatening to withhold tuition payments if university officials do not issue refunds for the ongoing spring semester. In a letter to university officials, students argued that they are entitled to a 50 percent refund on tuition costs due to the ongoing Chinese virus pandemic.

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Ohio Wesleyan U. Puts Planned Tuition Increase on Hold

A few colleges around the country have announced that they may pause tuition increases in response to the ongoing Wuhan coronavirus pandemic. At least one college in the state of Ohio has already announced that it will cancel its planned tuition increase for the upcoming year.

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Mike Rowe Questions Rising College Costs As Classes Move Online

Television presenter Mike Rowe questioned the rising cost of attending college during a recent appearance on Fox News. Rowe contrasted rising tuition costs with the nation’s recent adoption of online learning technology in response to the ongoing Wuhan coronavirus pandemic.

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USC Will Offer Free Tuition to Families Earning Under $80,000

The University of Southern California announced this week that it will offer free tuition to admitted students from families earning less than $80,000. The university is following the lead of institutions like Harvard University that offer free tuition for low-income families.

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