Disney Says It Will Pay For Workers To Go To College, Get Diploma

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Disney says it will pay full tuition for workers who want to earn a college degree or finish a high school diploma.

The Walt Disney Co. announced Wednesday it will pay upfront tuition to workers who want to take classes starting in the fall.

The company says it will also reimburse application fees, required book fees, and material fees.

Disney initially will invest $50 million into the “Disney Aspire” program and up to $25 million a year after that. The company says the move will impact more than 80,000 cast members and employees.

Disney is rolling out its program in phases, with the first limited to online classes. 

It is being administered by Guild Education, the same firm operating Walmart’s program.

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