UA Free College Benefit
Free college for union members and their families
Free associate degree for you and your family
Earn your degree for free online. The Free College Benefit helps union families continue their college education without piling on thousands of dollars in student debt.
Union Plus Free College offers working families a debt-free and convenient higher education opportunity. Current and retired union members, their spouses, domestic partners, children (including stepchildren and children-in-law), financial dependents, grandchildren, siblings and parents can all take advantage of this exciting opportunity!
Family members do NOT need to be financial dependents or living with the member to be eligible.
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Zero out-of-pocket costs
Union members and their families can earn an
Associate Degree online, with no out-of-pocket
costs. A last-dollar scholarship covers the difference
between any federal grants and your tuition, fees
and e-books at Eastern Gateway Community
Eastern Gateway credits are transferable
Eastern Gateway Community College is a public, non-profit school in the University System of Ohio and is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Credits you earn can transfer to other schools, saving you as much as $15,000 on your education!
Higher Education in Just 4 Steps
SUBMIT proof of high school graduation or GED completion
ENROLL in classes. Work with an enrollment advisor to register for classes.