Free College for Union Members

September 1, 2016

Eastern Gateway Community College in Steubenville, Ohio, is opening up its online courses to the more than 1.6 million members of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees and their families, according to Cleveland.com. The community college will offer the courses for free, offering last-dollar scholarships to cover tuition costs beyond what federal aid and support from the union pays for. Eastern Gateway currently offers three online associate degree programs, with a fourth in the works. Community college officials said they believe the college-union partnership is the first of its kind.

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