In partnership with AFSCME, The Union Plus Free College Benefit makes it possible for you and your family members to earn an associate degree completely online – for FREE.


Why Get Your Degree?

A Degree Makes A Difference


Go back to school while you continue to work. If you’re unsure or get stuck, you’ll have online access to tutoring services, your enrollment advisor and your highly-qualified instructors.


Online classes let you work on your own time and at your own pace during the semester.


Graduate from a respected, accredited academic institution.


Eastern Gateway is regionally accredited, so credits are transferable. We encourage students to talk to their advisor about the process.

Eastern Gateway Community College is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, so credits you earn are transferable. Over half of all college students choose community college to begin their higher education and they provide students with a solid foundation to continue their education.

You won’t pay any out-of-pocket costs for tuition fees or e-books. To be eligible, your union must participate and students must simply apply for federal aid and apply grants or tuition reimbursement to their EGCC bill. The Free College benefit will cover the rest- even if you aren’t eligible for any other aid!

EGCC will work with you to ensure that any previous college work or relevant work or military experience counts toward your degree.