Free Community College

Ready to go back to school? OCSEA has two degree benefit programs to help OCSEA members and their families. Members and their families can get their associate degree online through Eastern Gateway Community College — for FREE.

OCSEA has partnered with Eastern Gateway Community College to offer an educational program that works for busy professionals. Eastern Gateway is a member of the University System of Ohio and is one of the fastest growing public colleges in the country. This benefit is available to members, their spouses, children, stepchildren, dependents and grandchildren

New! OCSEA and Youngstown State University have joined forces to offer an online bachelor’s degree tuition-free to active OCSEA members! Areas of study include a Bachelor of General Studies degree and a Bachelor of Science Criminal Justice degree. To be eligible, you must be an active, dues-paying OCSEA member who is eligible to receive Union Education Trust (UET) funds (state employee).

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