“Since its launch, Disney Aspire has enabled thousands of cast members to dream bigger and reach higher,” George A. Kalogridis, president of Walt Disney World Resort and an UCF alumnus, said.
“Adding UCF to this prestigious network of schools will provide our cast members with even more options to create the futures they imagine.”
More than 53,000 Florida-based, Disney employees will be eligible for Disney Aspire when the 2019 fall semester begins at UCF, according to a news release.
Disney employees who meet Florida resident requirements can pursue bachelor's degrees in fields that include biology, nursing and education, along with master's degrees that range from digital forensics to mechanical engineering and business, officials said.
“We could not be more excited to be working with Disney to make a high-quality college degree even more accessible,” UCF Interim President Thad Seymour Jr. said.
“Many of our students already are Disney employees who will immediately benefit, and this program has the potential to change lives in our community for generations.”
More information on Disney Aspire can be found here.