The Walt Disney Corporation now offers free tuition for all hourly employees in the United States. It will be available to about 80,000 employees nationwide starting this fall. It will help staffers (Disney calls them "cast members") earn high school diplomas, college degrees and trade certifications, all for free.
Disney will cover 100% of tuition and reimburse application fees and required books and materials. they expect to spend $50 million initially. The courses will be offered through Guild Education, which also provides education for employees at Walmart, Lowe's and Taco Bell. Guild Education guides workers to online courses offered by trustworthy, accredited schools, instead of dubious for-profits.