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UFCW’s Free College Benefit Now Includes Bachelor’s Degrees

March 26, 2021

For the past few years, UFCW has offered a free college program to members and their families. The UFCW Free College Benefit ensures that UFCW members and their families do not have to pay out of pocket for any tuition, fees or e-books. 

The program started as a two-year associate degree program through Eastern Gateway Community College and it has now expanded to include a full four-year bachelor’s degree program, allowing students to earn their degrees through Central State University.

This amazing benefit  makes it possible for UFCW members and their families to earn an Associate Degree online through Eastern Gateway Community College (EGCC) with no out-of-pocket costs or need for loans.

The UFCW’s Free College Benefit is designed to help UFCW members and their families balance work and home life. You can attend school part-time or full-time – whichever fits your schedule. All you need to get started is a high school degree or GED, and there are no entrance exams to worry about. 

To learn more about programs, requirements, and deadlines, please visit: https://www.ufcwfreecollege.org/degree-programs/

In partnership with Central State University, UFCW makes it possible for you and your family members to earn a bachelor’s degree completely online.

Bachelor’s degrees offered:

  • Teacher Education
  • Business Administration
  • Criminal Justice
  • Interdisciplinary Studies in Humanities


Students who have earned an Associate Degree or at least 60 credits with a 2.2 GPA or better in the field of study. Students needing pre-requisite classes or to boost their GPA can enroll in the Free College pathway programs with Eastern Gateway Community College.

To learn more about programs, requirements, and deadlines, please visit: https://www.ufcwfreecollege.org/bachelors-degree/ 


About Eastern Gateway Community College (EGCC)

Eastern Gateway Community College is a public, open-access college located in Steubenville and Youngstown, OH. The college is part of the University System of Ohio, governed by the Ohio Department of Higher Education and regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, the accreditor of most public and private institutions in the Midwest. To learn more about EGCC, visit here: https://egcc.edu/

About Central State University

Central State University, founded in 1887, is a public, land grant college located in Wilberforce, OH, and is committed to transforming lives through higher education. Learn more about CSU , visit here: https://www.centralstate.edu/

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