Dolly Parton’s Dollywood says it will pay all tuition costs for employees pursuing higher education

All 11,000 seasonal, part-time and full-time employees at the parent company's 25 U.S. attractions are eligible

For Dolly Parton’s generations of fans, the country music icon’s Dollywood amusement park in Tennessee is an experience that keeps visitors entertained and giddy, from roller coasters and waterslides to stylish lodging and over-the-top dinner shows.

Dollywood Parks and Resorts can now offer something else for its employees: Their fees will be covered by Parton’s company if they want to earn a degree.

Herschend Enterprises, Dollywood’s parent company, announced Tuesday that Dollywood will pay 100 percent of the tuition costs, fees and books for employees who pursue higher education. Starting on Feb. 24, all 11,000 seasonal, part-time and full-time employees at Herschend’s 25 U.S. attractions, including Dollywood, can register for the GROW U pilot program.

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