New Year, New Opportunity: AFSCME Free or Discounted College Degrees

2020 is here. It's a perfect time for Council 4 members to get ahead with their education.

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

This union benefit is open to all active, dues-paying members, their spouses, children and grandchildren, as well as retired AFSCME members.

Through our national union's partnership with Eastern Gateway Community College in Ohio,  you can choose from the following degree programs:

  • Associate of Arts
  • Criminal Justice
  • Teacher Education
  • Accounting
  • Paralegal
  • Business Management with Focus Areas**

You can enroll NOW for Spring 2020 classes that begin January 13, 2020. (Remaining start dates for 2020 are March 16, June 1, August 17 and September 20.)

AFSCME has also  partnered with Central State University to bring members and their families a bachelor's degree for little to no cost. The program will start with bachelor’s level courses offered in Education and Business Administration. More programs will be added this year.

**Business Manages includes focus areas such as Programming and Development, Cyber Security, Information Systems, Data Science, Hospitality Hotel and Event Management, Labor Studies, Advertising, Digital and Social Media, Marketing, Finance Entrepreneurship, Healthcare Management, Human Resources and more.