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Expanded Bellevue University partnership with Guild Education provides a fully funded college degree to more than 80,000 hourly Disney employees nationwide

Disney is the latest innovative employer to offer education benefits through Bellevue University

Bellevue University, one of the nation’s leaders in preparing students for lifelong career success with career-relevant knowledge and skills, is once again working with a leading employer – The Walt Disney Company – to expand access to high quality online degrees.

Disney Aspire, launched by The Walt Disney Company in August, is a comprehensive education program focused on the career development of Disney’s employees. Through Disney Aspire, more than 80,000 full-time and part-time hourly employees, who have more than 90 days of service, will be eligible to have 100 percent of their tuition paid up front, as well as have required textbooks and course materials, plus application and program fees, covered in full by Disney.

Through this new program, Disney employees may apply to any of the University’s 70 bachelor’s and master’s degrees.

“Bellevue University is pleased to partner with The Walt Disney Company to help prepare their employees for the future,” said Mary Hawkins, Ph.D., President of Bellevue University. “Our University understands the needs of working adult learners and we look forward to helping Disney employees achieve their educational goals and succeed in their careers.”

Disney Aspire is the latest in a wave of innovative employer education partnerships announced this year. Walmart also announced a program that supports employees in earning a degree debt-free at Bellevue University. Both of these employer partnerships are supported through Guild Education, the leading education benefits platform.

“At The Walt Disney Company we strive to empower and support employees in their professional and personal lives,” said Jayne Parker, Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer for The Walt Disney Company. “We are constantly looking at ways to help people realize their ambitions and fulfill their dreams, and, as part of that, we are proud to offer Disney Aspire, the most comprehensive program of its kind.”